Thursday, January 24, 2013
Mardi Gras Youth retreat
Well, it's that time of year again! Every time February rolls around, our thoughts turn towards our annual
Youth Retreat which is a 3 day assembly of Christian young people during the Mardi Gras holiday. This year the site
chosen for the event is Meteye which is one of the three churches we planted in the Dariol area. There should be about
150 teenagers participating.
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Since Mardi Gras is a purely worldly event, we want to bring our youth together and
apart from all the noise and dangers that frequently occur at this time.
Seminars, round tables and other events
are held in order to deepen the spiritual awareness and to facilitate the chance for a closer walk with the Lord in their
young lives. Each evening is open to the community at an Evangelistic Service when the youth come together for praise
and worship, so even the adults will benefit from this important event.
If you'd care to make a donation towards
this Retreat please send a gift to our Southside, Texas office. These three days always have a positive effect
on the spiritual growth of our Haitian young people.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
To everything, there is a season...
Ecclesiastes tells us to everything, there is a season. Seasons do change, as do circumstances and needs.
For thirty years I have ministered to the Haitian people as a nurse/missionary. Over the years I have been able to disciple
a number of Haitians so that they are now able to run the ministries that I started and so take responsibility for helping
their own people.
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I will assume the role of a stateside volunteer, serving as a liason between the Haitians and
our office here. I will also still be in charge of the dispursement of funds to carry out the different activities that
Gospel Growers is involved in.
We have formed a handpicked committee of 4 responsible, young men who will oversee
the work and forward reports to me by mail, by email and by telephone. I praise the Lord for raising up these people
at just the time the change was needed. Here in the United States economic woes have caused a drop in funds
to the ministry, so in order use what we get to best advantage we have decided to use indigenous missionaries.
The money needed to care for one US missionary can support several Haitian ones. The time just seemed right to make
the change over so this has now occurred.
We hope that all who have helped us in the past will continue to do so
as the need in Haiti is still great. Three years after the devastating earthquake and there is so much help being
sought. The many Christian ministries have done much to move Haiti from spiritual darkness to the light of the Gospel.
Please continue to help us so that this work can go on!