I wanted to share a powerful story with you tonight. The head witch doctors in Haiti, got together and decided they would call a country wide meeting, ceremony and sacrifice for three days in the city of Gonaives. The reason they chose Gonaives, is because Gonaives used to be the capital of Haiti, and after their overthrow of the French occupation they performed their sacrifices, literally, to satan in Gonaives. Sacrifices dedicating the country of Haiti to satan for 200 years. Gonaives is considered the heartland of voodoo. A little more then 200 years has passed and they are struggling to keep control. So, last night was the first night of this meeting, ceremony and sacrifice, and very few showed up. They were so frustrated that they went to Badjo, one of the villages we minister in, trying to gather participants and no one was interested. They next went to Soukri and no one was interested. Both Badjo and Soukri are considered two of the three important villages for voodoo. And the witch doctors are struggling to get things going.
And now for the rest of the story...God is on the move through small homegrown ministries like ours. Thanks to your faithful prayers, bringing the light to the many villages we minister in, many have turned their hearts and lives over to Christ and are becoming an army, choosing the light over the darkness. Last night, Nathan said we had over 1000 attending an all night prayer and worship in Marose alone. I cannot express how exciting this is. Many work for years and are never able to see the fruit of their labor, and God is blessing all of us so much with the ability to SEE, actually SEE the fruit. He is so, so good.
I want to share one of many stories with you. It is about a man named Getro, who is 27 years old. He has become a new Christian this week. He shared that his mother and father died when he was 11 years old. He fled to the Dominican Republic and said that he lived okay for awhile, but he was accused of stealing and was put in prison. When he was released he fled back to Haiti and became (in his words) a drunk, fighter-man and a smoker. He was once again incarcerated in jail for 3 days in Haiti, last month. While in jail Pastor Nathan visited the prison, brought food and preached. In the Haitian jails relatives and friends outside of the jail or prison have to bring food and supplies. The government supplies nothing for prisoners. When he was freed he came to Nathan and gave his life to the Lord. He says that when he sleeps, he sees visions of himself preaching the gospel. He is a mason by trade, has 2 brothers and 1 sister, he has NEVER attended school. He says that when he prays he feels like God has control of his mind, and BIG TEARS come out from his eyes.
Getor asks for prayer to help him have a deeper change in his life. Please pray for Getro, pray for the deeper change he wants with God. Pray that he walks in the calling God has on his life. And pray, ever so much that God in His mercy would keep invading the darkness with His light. Pray that these three nights the witch doctors have set aside would show them WHO has the power and authority.
Blessings upon blessings for your faithful prayers.