Death of Vivienne Jeannot, Haiti

21 December 2023

Vivienne Jeannot, a Former National in Missions Appointments (NMA) postholder, has tragically been killed during an attempted kidnapping in Port au Prince, Haiti.

Following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Vivienne oversaw the administration of donations totaling more than £500,000 for reconstruction and development that was sent to Haiti from the Methodist Church in Britain's World Mission Fund Earthquake Appeal.

Mme Jeannot was appointed after the earthquake that had killed more than 250,000 people. She oversaw administrative and financial dealings for the Church there during the difficult days of restructuring and rebuilding. 

National in Mission Appointments were local mission personnel whose stipend was paid for by the World Mission Fund of the Methodist Church.

Former mission partners to Haiti, John and Sharon Harbottle, commented, “Her chic, precise attention to detail, and sense of order will remain in our minds. We mourn Mme Vivienne Jeannot and thank God for her life and witness.

 “That she was kidnapped and met her death in captivity is a reminder of the desperate state of insecurity that continues in Haiti”

You can read prayers and more on the life on Vivienne Jeannot on the Global Relationship news pages here.