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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thus saith the Lord through the mouth of HIS prophet Jeremiah....could these words also be applied to us?

"I was fair to your ancestors, so why did they turn away from ME?" (Roe vs. Wade,  prayer taken out of schools, elevating the decrees and the laws of government above the WORD of GOD)
"Has a nation ever exchanged it's gods?....My people have done 2 evils: they have turned away from me, the spring of LIVING WATER.
And they have dug their own wells, which are broken wells that cannot hold water."(liberal christianity, liberal politics and socialism)
Haven't you brought this on yourself by turning away from the Lord your GOD.  IT IS WRONG NOT TO FEAR ME, says the Lord GOD ALL-Powerful!"   (degradation of society and economic ruin)


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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

There is good news about David.  His illness has been diagnosed as typhoid.  He is being treated.  Thanks for your prayers!

While I was in a fast/prayer service a neighborhood boy tried to break into my house.  He had got the front door open when my next door neighbor saw him and scared him off.  Pray for this boy.

My message at the prayer service was from Matthew 25.  Wake up and get your lamp filled with oil (represents the Holy Spirit),  Jesus is coming!  Don't let him find you with an empty tank and in the dark!

Please consider donating to Gospel Growers.  The economy is causing givng to slow up.  Lord, we need you to bless your people so that the work can continue!
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Monday, January 23, 2012

In view of of that is going on in the world at this moment, and the many signs that are there for all discerning, thoughtful Christians who read their Bibles and are watching the "signs of the times", it is imperative that I encourage very strongly that all who have yet to accept JESUS CHRIST as their personal Savior (confess sins, repent, ask Jesus into your heart) and LORD (start conforming to what God wants as indicated in HIS WORD)  had better do it without delay!  All we have is the present moment...tomorrow is questionable.......

I prayed with 3 people last week and they received Christ.  WE MUST APPROACH OTHERS WITH THE GOSPEL WHILE TIME REMAINS...the door of GRACE is about to close...

Our Radio Station is announcing the GOSPEL in our part of HAITI every day we are able to purchase gas for our generator.  PLEASE HELP!
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Needing more prayer...
I've got 2 of my co-workers here experiencing health problems--we need prayer backup!  Please pray for David Exane and Esai Precil.  It seems we are under attack.  Pray fo health issues to be resolved.  David especially has some kind of intestinal/stomach thing that the doctors haven't successfully treated yet.  He had pain this morning and had to seek help.  Finances are limited, and faith needs to be strengthened.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Message to the leaders and people of the nations...
Thus saith the Lord through His servant the prophet Jeremiah...."...There may come a time when I will speak about a nation or a kingdom that I will pull up by it's roots or that I will pull down to destroy it.  But if the people of that nation STOP doing the evil they have done, I will change my mind and NOT carry out my plans to bring disaster upon them.  There may come another time when I will speak about a nation that I will build up and plant. BUT IF I see it doing evil by NOT obeying me, I will change my mind and NOT carry out my plans to do good for them..." Jeremiah 18:7-10

Those who have ears to hear, listen...
There is little time left...the LORD approaches.....
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th...unlucky day?
Jesus said "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me...", and so we who believe in HIM and serve HIM have nothing to fear from unlucky days,  or even unlucky stars for that matter.

The only way this day can prove unfortunate for you is if you let it pass by without accepting Jesus Christ as your own personal Savior and by not choosing to serve HIM willingly as Lord of your life.

Make this a lucky day by throwing that rabbit's foot or any other lucky charm away and put your hand in the hand of the MAN from Galilee.  JESUS will make every day a blessed day for you.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Unhappy Anniversary
We are at the eve of the 12th January earthquake of 2010.  Many are nervous that there could be a repeat performance.  There is much sadness as people remember family and friends who perished in those terrible seconds when the world turned upside down for many Haitians.

Many are still in tattered tents in Port au Prince.  The capital is a shadow of its former self.  It is not a pleasant place to pass through...so much dust, rubble and garbage. 

Please remember those still without homes to live in, and the huge numbers of handicapped--those who lost arms and legs in this terrible event.
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Monday, January 9, 2012

don't forget to pray for us...
And as if there aren't enough problems already, I just found out thieves stole two of the Radio Station solar panels.......
9:16 am est 

What...no McDonald"s?
In any third world country it seems the further away you get from the capital city the people get poorer and poorer.  Stands to reason as wealth goes with power, so people in Port-au Prince generally live better than their country cousins.

Poverty not only means not having things, it also means you have fewer choices to make.  Here I am way out in the Haitian countryside with some money in my pocket and I can't find many things to buy.  It took me 2 days to find any bread.  A family of four would need to buy $5 Haitian dollars worth of bread to satisfy their hunger. That would be like 60 cents US.  But consider that the per capita income here is about $400.  It puts thing in perspective.

To buy a medium sized Cafe Latte in the States is $4.00. Down here that would be wildly extravagant!  An 18 oz jar of peanut butter is $4.00 US.  The prices of things imported here are more expensive than the US.  Think about that.  A Haitian has to pay more to make a peanut butter sandwich than you do!

A chicken egg here costs 13 cents!  My choices are getting fewer and fewer.  And to add insult to injury, in the US I don't feel too overweight because almost everyone is overweight.  Down here I feel absolutely obese!  My self image is threatened!  There aren't many overweight people in the Haitian countryside.

Many holiday traditions are dying out.  No Haitians can afford to be festive during the holidays.  Children now are growing up without experiencing a "typical" Haitian Christmas.  Things are too expensive and money rare.  Haitians from the states have lost their jobs and can't send much down to poor relatives--things are bad!  Very few had the traditional soup gerimou on New Year's Day.  Sugar sweetened coffee, long a staple in the poor man's diet is virtually non existent as the cost of sugar and coffee has gone up so high.

Fewer and fewer choices...I had too settle for saltine crackers (stale at that) as there was no bread for breakfast. Am I homesick...no.  I love these people and I love being here even if I can't find any fast food.  Wait a minute, there's some there...a chicken is running down the road.  Now, if I could only catch it.....
4:42 am est 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dariol.jpgThis shows you what it was like in Dariol Church on the 31st December.  Standing room only!
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Recovery mode...
All the bumps and bruises from my road trip to Dariol were forgotten on 31st December during the awesome worship/celebratory service here in the church.

The service started around 6 pm when it gets dark here.  We began with praise songs, then prayer, the Bible reading and then the message.  After that the "fun" started with special singing, jokes, skits, and questions with prizes for correct answers given.  

After this was the Agape or meal prepared by ladies of the church.  This year it featured chicken, rice and beans, sauce and a type of pink potato salad(because of the beets in it).  It was all very good and served in styrofoam containers to over 300 people.  The meat ran out but the rice and beans was sufficient. Even enough soft drinks for all!

There was standing room only as the meal was served and they ran a DVD called "Better Decision" about some people with their problems with voodoo, after which they all came to Christ--even the witchdoctor!  It was a great hit!   The festivities went on until 2 AM.

The next day at 9 am there was a Sunday worship service (with considerable less people). How I love these people and being here with them.  They have so little and suffer so much, but their faith is great and their love for the Lord genuine.

I am in great need of resources to continue our programs to help these wonderful people and to spread the Gospel here.  Please consider helping us.  If you could interest your church to form a relationship with a church here as a "sister" church it would be a blessing for both!

The Radio Staion is badly in need of funds to purchase fuel for its generator to keep us on the air.  A month of fuel costs us around $1000!  The radio station is a fantastic evangelism tool and we hate to see it not used to its full potential because of lack of funds for fuel.  Please consider helping this Christian Radio Station to reach thousands! 
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