Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Results of Revival

Last week we were truly blessed by the revival services we had here. Starting Monday night Aaron opened with some thoughts of "Remembering our Creator in the days of our youth."
Phil Gish gave powerful messages from the book of Romans through the week nights, finishing up Sunday morning with a message to the fathers and their role in the home.


Tuesday thru Thursday night Kurt Rolle opened with many good thoughts from the Word of God. Starting the first night out with the importance of appreciating the parents God has given us.


It was a blessing to watch Phil and Wismith work together. Wismith did a wonderful job of translating the messages to his people at a level they could understand.


For us as missionaries, to hear these messages in our own language was truly living water to dry and thirsty souls. God is the fountain of life of which to draw from. Sometimes, it seems we allow ourselves to dry up and need that continual refreshing that only He can pour out. For the Haitians, they were eager as they learned new insights from the gospel. They appreciated hearing from somebody that didn't even know the struggles they face every day and yet understood what their real need was.


Their were different singing groups throughout the week. Here Jayla, Kenslie, and Jonathan Rolle sing "In Christ Alone"


Andy Eversole got to live out his dream this last week-to give devotions in Creole. He led out Friday thru Sunday as he stepped right up there into the culture and shouted, Alleluia!  and other greetings in the Creole language. He had good feedback from the Haitians as they listened.


One day last week, we got to finish a fencing project around the little village in Le Roux. Here is where we learn to work together. It takes many believers working together, all using their different gifts, for one common goal. Helping people see their need for Jesus and helping them along the journey.

It was rewarding to see a couple people come up after service to dedicate and rededicate their life to the Lord. Pastor Voltaire prayed with them and then allowed them to share their heart.

Thanks for your prayers thru this last week. Continue the prayers.

Pray for the believers, that they will take what they have learned and apply in their lives. .
And that they would have a passion to have a closer relationship with their Savior.

Pray for the ones that spoke. That Satan would not make them have doubts or in anyway throw fiery darts at them.

Pray for the missionaries here, that we would have a greater desire to love souls and that we would be willing
to do whatever He asks of us to further His kingdom. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Work Team from Canada

We were blessed to have a work team here from Canada. We thank God for the blessing they were to us, the mission, and the Haitian people. Here are a few pictures of the work we did.

Building fence at the Earthquake Housing Project.


Lots of the people from the village liked to try to talk to the team while we took break.


Some of the children loved to help.


Some of the people from the village helped too.


Shea and Dale built cabinets for Wismith's house.


They finished the cabinets outside and then brought them back in at the end of the day.

 The beautiful cabinets. The wood for the cabinet face is from the mahogany trees that drowned in the lake behind the mission house.


Building a door frame for the children's home.

The new stairs to go to the second story of the children's home.

 Painting the surgery room in the hospital with an epoxy paint. Very strong stuff. The fumes almost knocked us out.

These are the old outhouses for the school and church. With more than 700 people a day using them, the odor is terrible.

Mixing concrete to pour the floors in the new bathrooms.

Plumbing for the new bathrooms

Learning to put on the slick Haitian finish.

 Boss Christen finishing the concrete.

 Putting the colored powder into the finish.


We were blessed by this team from Canada. The members of the team were blessed to see the work the mission is doing and to see how different Haiti is from Canada. We trust that God used their time in Haiti to open their eyes to mission work around the world.

Jesus parting words before he left this earth were, ""Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." (Mark 16:15 NKJV) Are we preaching the Gospel by Word and Deed?












Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pray for revival in Haiti


Please join us in praying this week for the revival services that are taking place here at the church in Fond Parisien.

  • Please pray for Phil Gish that the Spirit will guide his message and protect him from the attacks of the  evil one
  • Pray for Wismith as he interprets the message for the Haitian people.
  • Pray for the Haitians that hear. Pray for new converts and strengthening of the existing church.
  • Pray for the missionaries. They need spiritual refreshment.

Thanks for your support through your prayers.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Upcoming Haiti Auction

A Haiti Auction is planned to be held this Friday & Saturday, March 8 & 9, at the Darke Co. Fairgrounds (800 Sweitzer St. Greenville, OH), and you are invited! The schedule for the event is as follows:
    

Friday, March 8

  • 5:00-7:30 Dinner served
  • 7:30-8:30 Evening program featuring bluegrass gospel music by Set Free and an update on the work in Haiti

Saturday, March 9

  • 8:00 am Doors open. Gourmet breakfast served
  • 9:00 am Sale & silent auction begins
  • 10:30 am Children's auction held 
  • 11:00 am (approx) vehicles, shed and large items sold
  • 1:00 pm Silent auction closes

Delicious food will be served, and a number of items will be for sale, including a playhouse, car, boat, furniture items, & tools. For more information, you may visit www.haitiauction.org.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

February 2013 Newsletter

For those of you that have not yet read the latest newsletter, I uploaded it unto the website. Go to http://www.ifmhaiti.org/ and click on the link for the February 2013 newsletter.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Plant trees in Pays Pourri

We have talked enough about the deforestation in Haiti. It is time to plant trees. We would like for you to participate with us.

The Goal: Start 2,000 trees in 4 different locations in Pays Pourri for a total of 8,000 trees. This would be  60% fruit trees and 40% lumber trees.

Strategy: Work with Eralus (the Pays Pourri KASEK), OPAPP (Organisation des Planteurs pour l√°dvancement de Pays Pourri), and the local habitants. Each of these three participants will volunteer time and resources for the nursery. We will work with these partners to ensure that the trees are cared for after they are planted.

Here is a list of the things we need to make this a reality.
  1. Seeds – Please consider making a donation to buy tree seed.
  2.  Nursery caretaker – Each of these 4 nurseries will need a caretaker to water the trees, pull weeds, and guard against theft and damage by animals. Please consider sponsoring a nursery worker at $50.00 USD per month.
  3.  Extension Agent – This project will be overseen by a Haitian extension agent. Mr. Solius Chery is a Pays Pourri man, that was trained in agriculture by  Parole et Action. He is a member of our Water for Life church in Fond Parisien. He has been working as school director at Eralus’school in Pays Pourri. Eralus will find someone to work at the school, as overseeing the four nurseries and other extension work will be a full time job for Solius. Minimum wage in Haiti is 6,000 Gourdes ($150.00 USD) per month.  Please consider sponsoring the extension agent’s salary or a portion of his salary.
  4.  Large bags – We have lots of small black bags that will be used for pots for the trees. We need to purchase some larger bags for the mango and avocado tree seedlings. Please consider this option.
  5. Food – There will be a small expense for food on work days. There are many people willing to volunteer, but we need to come up with food for the volunteers.

We already have the following items: shade cloth, lumber to build the shade shelters, wheelbarrows, watering cans, sprayer, shovels, string, fence wire, black bags for pots, and sifters for sifting the potting soil.