Despite great tragedies such as earthquakes and hurricanes, the church has seen significant growth. Many destroyed churches and buildings have been rebuilt in better, larger locations. International Child Care Ministries sponsors nearly 7,000 Haitian children. Many churches operate primary schools. Nine secondary schools, a Bible school, Haiti Providence University, as well as Dessalines Rural Health Program and hospital, serve the educational, health and spiritual needs of thousands. Years of missionary investment are bearing fruit as responsibility and direction have shifted to Haitian leaders. The FMC in Haiti became a general conference in June 2015.