History

Restore Haiti is an organization that not only will lead you on a trip to Haiti, but visit you right where you are! Take a second and watch the story of Restore Haiti and see if there are ways you can get involved by giving to the mission. We would also love to take an opportunity to come speak to your group or set up a sponsorship table at your event.

“…LifeTree has been sending teams on Mission Trips through Restore Haiti immediately following the Earthquake in 2010. This has been the single most significant factor to Impact our Church Community and Rally us in Unity around reaching our World. Some of our highest attended services are when Philip and Theresa come to share updates on the Ministry…Philip has also brought a Word in Season for our Ministry. It is a great example of the body building each other up. It always leads to more kids getting sponsored and more comfortable-in-life church members stepping out into short-term Missions! What a Life-Changer.”

-Garrett Wendt, Pastor, Lifetree Rochester, NY

 

I’ve seen for myself and experienced the transforming work that Restore Haiti is doing and am always encouraging others to go and give…God’s hand is on this ministry and He is honored in all that is done. I can’t wait to go again!

-Debbie Smith Board member Franklin, TN

 

I have been working with this organization since 2011. In my two trips to the community they serve in Haiti I can see that a difference is being made. Because of this organization, the number of volunteers from my church who are willing to serve has grown exponentially from 4 in 2011 to 21 in 2012 and we hope to bring 30 in 2013. The resources donated are hand delivered to the community by the volunteers who travel there, so nothing is lost in administration and red tape. This is a very transparent group that I plan to support for many years.

-Cheryl Prince  Atlanta, GA

“Over the last eight years, Philip Peters has led numerous teams to Jacmel, Haiti, providing people a first hand experience with the extreme needs of the Haitian people – particularly the children. As a result, he has developed a strong constituency of individuals and churches who have rallied around his vision to feed and educate the children of Jacmel.  It was a privilege for me as executive pastor of New River Fellowship to participate on one of those trips and to see our church throw their support behind this vital work Philip is spearheading.  It is changing a nation, one child at a time.”

-Thomas Giglio, Pastor

“Restore Haiti provided me an opportunity to serve people living in oppressive poverty and seeing the direct, positive impact on their lives and the community they live in. This organization has passionate and caring volunteers providing the utmost level of care and prudent management of the organization. I cannot describe with words the experience, the love and kindness that the people of Haiti showed us. This has been a blessing that can only be known by going and serving.”

-Vance Lahey, Ameriprise Financial

About Restore Haiti

When Philip Peters, born and raised in Indiana, left the country for the first time at the age of 17, he didn’t realize that years later the 501c3 Hope Restored/ Restore Haiti would be the result. That missions trip is where he first encountered a Haitian man named Jean Gerald Lafleur. The two kept in touch for 7 years before finally reuniting in Haiti in 2005. After that reunion, Philip and a group of his friends, all young adults at the time, began taking yearly trips to Haiti, doing what they could to help the community, and Restore Haiti was born.

In 2010, just 4 days prior to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, Tobymac hosted a benefit concert that helped fund the official incorporation of the organization. Since then, people from all over the world have joined together to bring aid to this community and sponsor the children who live there by building homes and providing funding to support the areas of education, nutrition, and basic medical care.

Currently, Philip lives in Franklin, TN and is employed as a management associate at True Artist Management, where he serves the musical artists Tobymac, Mandisa, Capital Kings. In addition to his love for the music industry, Philip also has a heart for ministry, recently spending four years serving as the youth pastor for his local church, New River Fellowship, which was founded by a Christian musician and his wife, Michael W. and Debbie Smith. He also frequently leads worship at his home church as well as at special events and when visiting other church groups.

In recent years, Philip has been blessed to be able to share his story in front of many churches and groups from coast to coast. His goal is to spread a message of purpose, dreams, and how God could use a young man to impact the nations, with reliance on his life verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:24, as the key to seeing God do mighty things through a willing life.