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Sunday, December 8, 2013
November 2013 trip report
This month we have the joy
of reporting to you about a very successful trip last month.We have just returned from a 9 day trip to
Haiti and the only word to really describe the trip is “successful”.
This trip included new elements for
us.This was the first time we took a
team to serve with us.It was a
combination trip between New Life Church of Venice, FL, Evangelistic World
Outreach (EWO) of Haiti, and Haiti Care Mission.It was a great joy to combine the strengths
of each of these ministries.
As you remember from last month, the
purpose of the trip was to build a roof for a church, complete office tasks for
EWO and to distribute HCM items to the children.It is very exciting to tell you that all of
those purposes were accomplished and MORE.
When we arrived on Saturday, the men on
the team headed directly to the mountain area of Lake Mirogaine where they
spent 5 days.The first day they
participated in a Bible school graduation ceremony for the EWO Bible
students.This was a significanttime as new pastors were being commissioned
to go out in their home land and share the Gospel.The next day, they had the honor of
ministering at the church services at a church in Arnoux.
Bright and early on Monday morning, they
headed to Caiman to begin the construction on the roof.The initial thought was that the project
would take about 3 days to complete, but the men worked very hard and completed
the roof in just two days.This left
them with extra time, so they spent one day constructing a roof for a chicken
house for the church in Arnoux.The
chicken house will house approximately 1000 chickens and will help produce an
income for the church.
When they arrived back in Port au Prince,
we did not hesitate to give them some more odd jobs at the EWO compound and
they completed each of them with excellence.These men really gave 100% in serving.We are very proud of all that they accomplished.They truly proved to be the hands and feet of
Christ in their work and in the love that they shared with their Haitian
coworkers and new friends.
While the men were out in the countryside,
the ladies (both big and small) stayed in Port au Prince.One of the tasks we completed was office work
at the EWO headquarters.The team was
able to assemble 6300 Bible booklets for their chapel program, create visual
aids for the teachers and help with organizing supplies at the EWO
headquarters.It was a privilege to be
able to complete simple tasks that will enhance the learning of the students and
ease some of the work load for the EWO staff.
Another major portion of the trip was
dedicated to doing the work of Haiti Care Mission.While in Haiti, the ladies had three
opportunities to minister to the children and distribute gifts of love.We visited three schools and met with over
900 students.In all, HCM supplied over
1500 items for the children.
At each school, we sang with the kids,
shared a Bible lesson with them and gave them a gift to remember how much Jesus
loves them.The students were very
grateful and in each class one student came to the front to offer a prayer over
us and express their thanks.It was
touching to think about the fact that we went to Haiti to bless them and they
were very eager to bless us.One little
girl even went out to the vendor on the street during her recessand purchased candy sticks to bring to
us.It was extraordinary to see the
gratitude that they showed and the love they gave back to us.
In addition to gifts of backpacks, shorts,
cars and dresses, we also distributed hundreds of salvation bracelets.A salvation bracelet is a witnessing tool
that can be used to share the Gospel with a simple illustration of colors.When we talked to the children about their
unsaved friends, they were excited to have a tool that they could use to share
the Gospel with their friends.While we
gave the bracelets to the students, I(Lynn) received a revelation of what is
going to happen as each one of those students shared with the Gospel with their
friends. I can only imagine how many new Christians are getting their names
written in the book of life through those bracelets and message they
carry.It was a powerful moment for me.
We feel very blessed to have had this
opportunity to share the Gospel and share the love of Jesus with these precious
students, but we know that none of it could have been done without you.You are the hands and feet of Christ as you
make these items and give financially into this ministry.You may have not been on the ground in Haiti
but you were there with us through the many sacrifices you have made.In essence, you were on this team as well.
As one of the team members stated, “There
is only one word to describe this trip...successful.”It wasa very successful trip in the number of things that were accomplished
but most of all because of the way God used this team to bring His love to
Haiti.We are very grateful for this
team and we are very grateful to be able to serve in the country we
·Praise the Lord
for a successful trip for Haiti Care Mission and our team.There was a great deal accomplished for His
·Praise the Lord
for His provision as items kept coming in up to the day of the trip.He provided many items in perfect God
·Praise the Father
for His divine connections and new relationships.It is amazing to see how He weaves His
·Please pray for
thepeople of Haiti.As Americans gear up for the season of buying
and giving gifts, remember the Haitian families that struggle to get by each
day.May they recognize and rely on
Jesus as their source.
·Please pray with
us for growth in the seeds that were planted during this trip.We had many opportunities to share the Gospel
and teach the Haitian children how to share the Gospel.Pray that God’s word will go forth and change
lives through the people we were able to minister to. For Him be the glory.
Thank you to each of you that have given deeply into
Haiti Care Mission and into this trip, in particular.Some gave with finances, some gave with
materials, and some gave through prayer.Each of these is of unexplainable worth, but we can testify to the power
of those prayers.The prayers of the
faithful pulled us through some difficult circumstances on this trip.From the bottom our hearts, we say “Thank
you” for giving, for creating and for praying.We appreciate all of you.