Monday, April 10, 2017
Hope you are all enjoying your spring break and a little warmer weather. It has been in the low 90's here off and on already.
The end of last week and this week we have been doing follow up in Badjo. We have been giving out some of the bibles you helped to purchase and encouraging the people to go to one of our other churches for now. This is a little more difficult for them, as it means walking a few miles to and from church, but some are doing this. We had 7 people from Badjo in our Marose church.
On the second evening of the crusade I noticed a young women slip in from the side road. I felt like God was unwrapping her heart in a spiritual sense. A couple of us prayed for her through out the evening. Later she went forward for prayer for healing and then again she went forward for salvation. The other day when getting a bible to her, we found out that she is living in a voodoo temple. We are now trying to figure out how we can help her find another place to live. This is just one example of the challenges that sometimes come about, as peoples lives are changed. Please pray for discernment as we try to work through the challenges of bringing new believers to Christ. Many times it is more complicated then it first appears. We need to look at each situation individually as they come, but in many cases we are setting a precedent for the future and need to carefully choose how and when we help. We really need your prayers for discernment.
On Thursday evening we showed "over the hedge", a kids movie in french at the Marose church to the youth group. The movie attracted a lot of teens from the community. We served popcorn and water also. Afterwards we sang a few songs and Nathan shared why we were reaching out to them. Some came forward for healing and 2 older teen boys came forward and wanted to accept Jesus. All from a fun kids movie night. God is amazing.
For Easter week this year Nathan, Mike and each of the pastors in our ministry are rotating each evening and preaching at a different church. This way each evening every church in our ministry will have a different pastor share with them. Usually it is just Nathan and Mike that change which church they preach at. Please pray for each of them that the Holy Spirit guides them and goes before them.
We are so thankful and appreciative of the support you give us. It allows us to be able to minister here in Haiti, to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Many blessings and happy Easter,