Ministry Update – July 2012

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God is so good to us, all the time. I just want to begin this update by telling you how thankful I am that God’s goodness comes to me through you; through your prayers and support of my ministry.

It has been a busy month here in Haiti. God has provided the funds to buy a used car, mobilizing me to get more done on my own timetable. Before, my abilities were dictated by the price of motorcycle taxis and the availability of guest house car rentals. Now I can determine my own schedule for getting things done.

The ’91 Toyota Land Cruiser spent the first week with mechanics giving it a good tune up, and while it still has a couple of bugs to work out, I have driven it to the center 5 times already, and many times around Port-au-Prince. The major need now is new tires., which, because everything is imported into Haiti, are going to cost $200 each. If you would like to help with these costs, as always, you can click on the ‘donate’ tab above.

July also included a medical team with Dr. Joey and his staff from Port-au-Prince and a volunteer team with Life Paths Global Alliance from Ontario, Canada. It took two attempts to make it up the mountain, due to weather, but they made it and gave all of our kids a thorough check-up, and managed to see another 20 kids who came in from the village.

Also this past Sunday, having the car, I finally had the opportunity to preach my first service at the church tied to the center. The people there gave me a very warm welcome, and we had a wonderful worship time together.

House sitting has given me a lot of time in private to really spend quality time reading and in prayer. What always amazes me is that in the times we quiet ourselves and seek Him, He is already in that place, waiting to spend time with us.

After much time in prayer, I really believe God is about to do some great things in Haiti. His promise is that knowledge of His glory will cover the whole earth as the waters cover the sea (Is. 11:9; Hab. 2:14). Despite the spiritual darkness that currently covers this nation, this promise still includes Haiti.

I beg for your continued prayers over my work here. God is moving. Those random “divine encounters” are become more and more frequent. I just can’t wait to see what it is that God is doing behind the scenes here.

“But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.” –Psalm 69:13

  • Pray for God to send revival; that salvation and healing will come to this nation.
  • Jesus said that He only did those things He saw His Father doing. Pray for my discernment, that I can have this same mindset in ministry here.
  • Pray for the ones God is bringing into my life here as He develops a ministry support team.

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Here are a couple of videos of the kids in the orphanage singing.

Here are some pics from the medical clinic: