International Missionary Fellowship is a Christian based, non denominational 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that strives to share the love and compassion of our Lord through service to the people of Bombardopolis Haiti. Our main ministry is the administration, supplying and funding of Hospital Evangulique Bombardopoils (HEB), the only hospital that serves the 50,000 people in the region. We also minister to their physical and spiritual needs as well with programs ranging from food and water to the need to hear and learn about Christ Jesus.
IMF had it’s beginnings in the 1970’s in Jamaica where Tom Northen our founder had an established missionary effort underway. After a providential trip to northwest Haiti and Bombardoplis the mission migrated to that region and has been there ever since. The Lord has grown the hospital from it’s simple beginnings to a well run hospital providing continuous quality health care to the people in the region and we are continuing to grow. HEB has recently been cited and recognized by the Haitian Health Department as the best run mixed institution in the northwest region and Haiti. Not only is HEB providing top notch health care it is also one of the largest employers in the area. With the exception of the director, all positions are staffed by Haitians, from the doctors to the guards.
Steve and Faith Leach, who served as IMF’s missionaries for more than 20 years, recently returned home to the States from Bombardopolis. During their tenure they were aided at various times by fellow missionaries most notably Dan and Sharon Beardsley, and Betsy Rennells. Their service and commitment to the Lord and the people of Bombardopolis saw them through many challenges and helped bring about many victories. Steve and Faith also raised their 4 children while serving.
Now the mantle has passed to a new generation of missionaries, Matt and Sarah Rideout. They along with their 4 children began serving at Bombardopolis in the early part of 2017. They had worked in Haiti for over 5 years before coming to IMF and bring a wealth of experience, ideas and energy.
It would be a disservice to not mention the Haitian staff serving HEB. Nothing we do would be possible without their talents and labors of everyone from the medical staff, to the administrative staff, to the maintenance staff, to the support staff. They too are an integral part of IMF.