I felt sad that we missed our last fundraiser with you. Mostly because I was really looking forward to seeing you all again. We greatly value your relationship. But in-spite of the inability to hold an official gathering, because of health and safety reasons, you have kept this ministry going with your prayers and financial gifts to help the children in Haiti.
I am so thankful for you, for even in the midst of these difficult times, you are still making a difference in these vulnerable children's lives. I know that for many of you, this has not been easy. Business is slow, and the economy is not what it once was. So, I understand completely. We continually pray for you, your families, your jobs, and your businesses to prosper in the name of Jesus. We continually pray for your health and safety, as our leaders make every effort to lead our nations in these uncertain times. We care about you.
To be honest, things are very tough right now in Haiti. Food and gas are in short supply, and prices have risen dramatically this past year. Hospitals are completely out of reach for most Haitian families. Haiti's schools have been closed for over a year. (But, all of our rural schools have been operating as usual, because they are out of the big cities, and the view of the opposition.) Churches have been closed for the past 5 months. (But most of our rural churches were started again last month.) The orphanage is running very well and very safe. All precautions that could be taken have been. There has not been a single sickness in the orphanage or the greater staff yet. Praise The Lord.
Our medical clinic has been working steady to help our local communities with healthcare and health education during this pandemic. And our radio station has been a shining light through this time. Teaching, advising, and guiding people. Thousands have come to know that this is where they can find out what market is open and safe, what highways are open and safe, when schools and churches will be open. Also, hundreds have come to know where to find prayer, healing, and deliverance. Many have come to know Jesus as their personal savior while listening to the daily church services. We have worked diligently to give the poor in Haiti what they need in this very hard time.
Because you have continued to give, we have been able to continue operating in the name and spirit of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ......
But I must challenge you to dig deep. We are having a hard time keeping up. We prayerfully ask you to stretch yourselves on behalf of those who are in even more need than we are. Please consider how you might give, just a little bit more, in the face of these hard times.
For your reward will be great in Heaven.
And the reward for the vulnerable people in Haiti will be great right now........