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Thursday, November 27, 2008

There are many, many things I have to be thankful for today:
1)  John 3:16
2)  1 John 1:9-2:1
3)Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I'm found, was blind, but now I see.
Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear  the hour I first believed.
The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be as long as life endures.
Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come,
Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.
When we've been there ten thousand years,bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing GOD's praise than when we'd first begun!!!
12:25 pm est 

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Many Thanks!!!
 To all of you who sent special gifts and prayers for the hurricaine victims down  here many, many thanks!
The people are in awe of your generosity and gesture of  Christian solidarity!
They of course delegated me to send this message of THANKS to you all.
One outstanding gift was a large container sent by ship from Cayman that had a huge amount of clothing, food and other items much needed and greatly appreciated.  Many thanks to Pastor Louis Sully and Thomas Myles who came from Grand Cayman to get the Customs to give us the stuff.  Its sad to say but the Customs employees pilfered some of the objects. 
Now the Church Committee of Dariol Church will decide how best to distribute everything.
God bless you all!!!
1:54 pm est 

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Another sad happening...
Just in case you heard about the school building that collapsed killing a number of children in PAP,  it was not one of mine.  I'm very far from there.  I had preached on Martin Luther and the Reform of the church last Sunday and was going to do so again today, but this accident needed to be talked about.
I used Luke 13:1-5 as it addressed questions that arise when something bad happens.  I focused mainly on the kids sitting in front of me and talked about the necessity of inviting Jesus into our hearts while we are able.  When I finished I invited any child who wanted to ask Jesus into their heart to come forward. About 20 did so.  I had them repeat a simple prayer after me--it was wonderful! 
How are things here after 4 hurricaines hit us?  Its only now that the roads are repaired and traffic has resumed.  Prices are still very high causing ucertainty among the poor.  But God is providing and no one is starving.  If the weather holds, there should be a good harvest here in Dariol.  Unfortunately the higher elevations got hit harder by the winds and many of their crops got destroyed.
Alot of food aid has arrived in the area so that will help for awhile.  The Radio Station and clinic are fine and none of the schools I helped were damaged--Praise God!
11:27 am est 

Monday, November 3, 2008

Miracle in Dariol!
You are looking at a miracle.  Im doing this blog entry while Im sitting in front of my laptop in Dariol!  Im the only person for miles who is on the internet.  Its been a long time in trying to organize it.  The weather, the roads, the fact that I had to get a technician from all the way from Port-au-Prince and had to get a 6 Ft. dish ...boy, what a hassle, but its worth it!!!  My email address is samrice@gospelgrowers.org-- drop me a line.  I may sometimes have problems with my electricity as I use a solar panel--cloudy days.  But Im checking on a small generator to supplement. 
11:26 am est 

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