Thursday, November 10, 2011


Today the team spent a good portion of the day playing with the children. They also did the maintenance work I mentioned last night. They now have a list of supplies they need from town when they go into Gonaives tomorrow. On each trip we try to spend approximately 1/3 of the time doing relationship, with the children, staff and people from all 4 of the areas we minister in. We also try to spend 1/3 of the time doing ministry and 1/3 of the time doing projects. We prefer to hire the Haitians in the community to help the economy and help them provide for their families. It does not make a whole lot of sense to us to send Americans down to do what the community members could do. As far as the relationship part goes, Haiti puts relationship first, before all else, I think North Americans could learn something from that. Haiti is a very warm climate relationally speaking and North America is considered a cool climate relationally.
Adam joined the team today, he has spent the last few days learning some more about drilling wells in Haiti. He and Jason are signed up for the first available class on drilling wells for water held in Texas this spring.
Tomorrow the team will visit the Gonaives church and get supplies from Gonaives. Mike will also be having meetings with a contractor and some of the staff. Tomorrow evening there will be an all night prayer and worship time. They would like us to partner with them. So, if there would be a time between 4:00 PM and 8:00Am that any of you would like to commit to praying during, please let me know. We would like to have a few  people praying each hour through out the night also. Haiti is 2 hours ahead of us right now. 
Mike has, is and will be teaching on leadership from a  biblical perspective versus a cultural perspective through out this trip. Please pray for the Holy Spirits leading and preparing. Pastor Nathan has already shared that as he has preached on some verses out of Daniel, that Mike had shared with him, three different times the Lord showed him something new about leading that is different than how leaders lead culturally in Haiti. Evidence that God has already been preparing the way. Pray that Mike's teaching will be from God and not of himself. When Mike saw Nathan last he shared out of the book of Daniel about daring to be different than the culture around you. Thank you so much for your faithful prayers. 



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