Ministries of Aides International, Inc. was founded by Reverend Lucien Duperier in 1981. Rev. Duperier was born in the town of Port-Margot in northern Haiti. He is the son of Pierreville Duperier and Sulfida Osirus Duperier, and is the fifth child in a family of six boys and one girl. Lucien is the founding pastor of Grace Tabernacle Church of God in Massachusetts and eleven other churches in Haiti.
Growing up in Port-Margot, Haiti, Rev. Lucien witnessed his community's harsh living conditions from a young age. He was burdened with the desire to change Port-Margot's way of life. In his teenage years, Rev. Lucien and his brother Rev. Gabriel Duperier rescued many abandoned and orphaned children from the streets. They brought these children home and provided them a safe and secure life under the loving care of the Duperier family.
The Duperier family continued these acts of kindness for many years until Rev. Lucien decided he needed to do more. In 1981, he founded Ministries of Aides International, Inc. (MAII) with the mission of providing shelter, food, healthcare, and education for children in under served communities. With the help of several open minded persons, fellow Christians, and donations from various churches, Rev. Lucien began his humanitarian journey to help children build decent and dignified futures. MAII grew rapidly and branched out from its humble beginnings into a vibrant ministry providing a wide range of social services.
Today, MAII provides care to more than 7,000 children in the northern part of Haiti. The organization is engaged in a number of childcare and education projects, and its operational scope is growing larger and stronger by the day. Rev. Lucien believes that proper education is pivotal to change, as it accelerates the mind toward higher thinking and self-realization. It is with this mindset that he opened the very first school in Port-Margot with 316 students, under the umbrella of the Grace Tabernacle Church of God.
Yet Rev. Lucien believed that, for proper change to take place in these communities, it was not enough to only educate the children; the organization must serve the adults as well. Thus, MAII developed a vocational training program to empower adults with the skills they need to seek employment. Today, MAII operates 8 schools, the vocational training program, a computer center, an orphanage and three traveling medical clinics.
Rev. Lucien has organized a wonderful team to help him accomplish his God-given calling. As a pastor, he travels the world soliciting support to sustain the school projects. Meanwhile, his dedicated team members work wholeheartedly behind the scenes to ensure that MAII`s dream comes true through its sincere community work. To this day, the humanitarian work is expanding and thriving as it pursues its mission.