Friday, July 13, 2018
Can you believe it? I'm relearning how to work this website as I have been in suspended animation for a long time!
Be patient........news is coming!
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Christian Radio Station that we started in Haiti near Cote de Fer can be heard now online at the following
address: www.radiosemencefm.net under the title ecoute en Direct press on one of the 4 icons shown. I use Media Player. We also have
a Facebook page at Radio Semence 106.9 FM
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Sorry for my extended absence, but being a part time nurse and helping my 91 yr. old Mom has kept me busy.
All is well on the ministry front. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors of our Child sponsorship/Child
Evangelism program we were able to finish the scholastic year and the 6 Christian schools we support completed their year.
Praise the Lord! We are changing Haiti by introducing the kids to Jesus year after year.
such former student is now preaching and evangelizing to Haitians in the Dominican Republic.
is being helped by the French Thompson Chain Reference Bible that He and 150 other pastors and Church workers received
through the great efforts of Susan Moore of Lake Jackson, Texas.
Another great help is the Pastor's
Guide called the "Pastors Staff" which we obtained from MAP World Org and the intervention of Elmslie Memorial United
Church of Georgetown, Cayman Islands.
The Christian Radio Station we founded in 2002 will be 12
years old on 18th August. Praise the Lord!
Our main thrust in all our ministries is evangelism....get
the Gospel of Jesus Christ out to as many of the Haitian people as possible to save as many souls as possible.
Many thanks to you all who have supported us in the past and continue to do so over the years. The Lord will
be coming to claim His Church soon! Let's get as many people on the ARK as possible!
Saturday, April 5, 2014
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After several months without rain, things are starting to look green again as the weather has changed, raising
the hopes of farmers that they soon be able to plant. Many areas of Haiti have been experiencing drought conditions.
As Haiti is largely an agricultural country it has been very hard on the majority of the population.
are already being made by many churches for the celebration of Resurrection Sunday, otherwise known as Easter. The start
of Holy Week is a time when many churches hold special services culminating in the baptism of new believers.
Good Friday is also an important day for Christians when they pause to remember how their Lord Jesus willingly gave
up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world so that all people could again approach God and be forgiven
for Sin and sins and be restored to fellowship with God. Only the death and Resurrection of Jesus makes this possible.
Jesus opened a way for all people to become a member of God's family and receive everlasting life.
you haven't yet accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour and Lord, now is the day to do so. Signs are indicating
that the Age of Grace is soon to finish, ushering in the 7 years of Judgement called the Tribulation. All those who
have already recieved Christ as Saviour will be taken up in what is called the Rapture Event and they will escape this terrible
time. Don't be left behind. Come to Christ now!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Sowing the Seed...
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Thank you for your prayers, The Youth Retreat was a great success! Meteye church had 21 converts
during their activities. It was a great time to get the kids together and study, meditate and get into God's Word.
The three days went by without any troubles.
is now able to sit up in a chair and helped to walk short distances, The trouble remains from the 3 broken ribs and
the danger of pneumonia. Please continue to pray. Thank you for your participation!
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Please keep praying! The bleeding in Tom's head is almost under control, but three broken ribs makes
it possible for him to develop pneumonia as it is painful for him to take deep breaths.
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Saturday, March 15, 2014
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I have a dear elderly friend, Tom Slat, who fell down a flight of stairs and has bleeding in his head...please
pray for his healing and restoration!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Youth for Christ
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This coming March 2,3 4 there will be our Annual Youth Retreat. During the Mardi Gras vacation we
bring the youth of a few local churches together to fellowship and seek a closer walk with the Lord. This year Dariol, Dubois,
and Bodary churches will be attending the event at Dariol Church.
will include lectures, round table discussions and nightly evangelical outreach services. Free time will be used for
sports and meals will be provided for those attending.
Please pray with us for a successful series
of meetings which will help to form and raise up a new generation for Christ in this the poorest country of the
Many of these youth have been sponsored children in the Christian schools
we support. Growing up in Haiti is not the most encouraging process. Widespread poverty and lack of opportunity
for these kids to advance in their education, and learning trades and technical skills can cause many to despair and give
Many thanks to all those who have contributed to Gospel Growers and our efforts to get
the Gospel out through the different ministries we support.
Monday, December 30, 2013
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Although I was able to hear Radio Semence on the internet, for some reason it is off now. Hopefully
this problem will be resolved before long. It was good to hear the station for as long as I was able to. Pray
that we will be able to figure out what is needed to get back on the net.
the biggest Fete of the year for Haitians fast approaches--New Year's Eve. This is a big day and evening as Haitians
will gather in their churches to celebrate and offer thanksgiving to God for the last year and to pray for blessings
in the coming year. There will be much singing, tableaus, jokes, witnessing and a special message preached.
Its a good evangelism moment as even non-christians come to enjoy the festivities.
In Dariol church,
there is a gift exchange from secret Santas among those who wished to participate. If possible an Agape meal is served
with fired goat and rice and beans. Candies are distributed to the children. When times were more prosperous,
there would be freshly brewed strong, sweet Haitian coffee served with fresh bread distributed after midnight. Then
towards morning the obligatory soup gerimou (Pumpkin soup) would be served (as we serve sauerkraut on New Years day).
As times are harder economically many of the traditonal customs have been regretfully halted due to a lack of money.
I wish I was there..............
We pray that the year 2014 will be a blessed one for you all!
Please continue to help the less fortunate in the coming year!
Monday, December 23, 2013
Wonder of wonders!
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Wonder at the miracles that God allows! If you want to hear our Christian Radio Station "Semence"
online it can be found at www.radiosemencefm.com it still has some bugs in it ( like obamacare) but you will get a taste of it. The signal comes and goes
but hopefully we will get it right soon!
This is a wonderful gift from the Lord. Many Haitian
Christians and non-Christians are able to hear music with the Gospel message and many simply love it.
Thank you to all our supporters who have made these gospel endeavors possible through your prayers and contributions.
May you all have a very Merry Christmas and a very blessed New Year!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
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As we approach the day that we call Thanksgiving, it is only right that we should take some moments to consider
The earliest travelers to the new
world from Europe to the American shores were thankful for God's traveling mercies and for the way God watched over them,
provided for them and helped them in their new home. The motivation for thanksgiving is gratefulness.
People who are not grateful will see no reason to be thankful. It is when
you are in need of something and then you are helped by someone that you feel gratefulness. There are some people who
feel the world owes them a living so they will never truly be grateful or thankful as they feel it is only right that you
should help them.
This Thanksgiving, let us reflect upon the
many blessings that God has given to us when He really did not have to. We are wicked, sinful and rebellious.
There is no reason why that I can think of that God would want to help such miserable, ungrateful creatures...but for one-
GOD IS LOVE.
His love causes Him to reach out and be gracious
to His creation of which we are a part. He loves us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for
us that we might be restored to fellowship with Him. How many of us today are grateful and thankful of being given an
opportunity to know, serve and eventually live with God where He is? I AM ONE, and I hope that you are also.
We must come to God through His Son, Jesus. If you haven't done so already
I want to encourage you to repent of your sins, confess them before God and accept this wonderful gift of becoming one of
God's adopted children by putting your faith in Jesus Christ.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Praise the LORD!
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The new power system is in and the Radio Station can now function as long as they wish. One gallon
of gasoline will now power the station for 6 hours! This is fantastic and enabling us to serve the people of South Haiti
as we want. The Word of God will have no problem getting out to the masses of people who need to know that there is
a Savior, and his name is JESUS!
Next project is putting the
Station on line so that Creole speaking people will be able to hear Semence FM anywhere in the world!.
Pray with us that these funds will be found to achieve this goal soon.
We praise the
Lord from whom all blessings flow, and also thank our sponsors whose faithful assistance has enabled God's work to be able
to go forward!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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Things are moving forward ! Radio Semence is in the process of transitioning to a new power setup
which should allow it to remain on the air longer at a lower cost. The system employs a type of generator that sissal
growers use to shred their crop. It requires less gas to operate longer and will provide enough current to run the Radio's
We are also investigating ways to put the Station online as so many other radio stations
have done. Those of our local listeners who have to leave the area to relocate in Port au Prince would continue to be
able to listen to our programming.
Schools are gearing up to restart the scholastic year in October.
Many of the private Christian schools, which make up the majority of schools in Haiti, are hurting as the government gives
them no aid. The weather has been unkind to our farmers and crops have been lost. There is hunger and diminished
funds to pay for their kid's education. Schools are hurting with the depletion of funds.
greatly appreciate those who have continued to sponsor Haitian kids in the 6 Christian schools that we give budgetary assistance.
This is the only way that the schools are able to pay their teachers and to keep the school.
is Reformation Month and we celebrate this by doing special programming helping our listeners to understand why it was necessary
for the Reformation to occur and its importance and relevance today. Brother Obriant Ilnea will be holding special services
and roundtable discussions with the youth and this should be especially interesting.
do not celebrate Halloween, but they do celebrate Nov. 1 and 2 as days when the dead are venerated and spirits are placated
in cemeteries to ensure their help and to avoid trouble. Voudou services are held in the dark of the night and the drums
will be heard in the distant mountains.
Please to keep us lifted in prayer as there are always
challenges from the Evil one that try to disrupt. BUT...greater is He who is in us, that he who is in the world!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Radio Semence celebrates 11th year
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Radio Semence celebrated its eleventh year of existence by sponsoring a Crusade on August 16, 17 and 18.
A few hundred participants gathered in the locality of Gris gris to hear God's Word preached and to praise the Lord for His
faithfulness for keeping the Station on the air despite problems of functioning with little electricity and funds.
The Cote de Fer area has no electricity so people are forced to rely on generators and expensive gasoline
to run them. Solar panels are an option, but frequently the target of thieves. Running a Christian Radio Station
here has demanded much prayer and effort on the part of its listeners who send in bits of money to purchase gasoline
so as to continue to hear the encouraging and uplifting music and messages which Semence provides the thousands of people
scattered over 5 Departments of south Haiti.
Seven people came forward during those 3
days of Crusade to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Fifty recommitted their lives to serving Jesus.
The six Christian schools that we assist are gearing up to start a new school year for 2013-2014.
We hope and pray that those who have sponsored Haitian children to attend school will do so another year.
Dariol clinic is still providing care and service to the sick in and around Dariol with our compassionate
The 4 churches which we planted are growing, and one of the Pastors, Rodrigue Paul
is receiving his recognition and papers from the government which will allow him to perform marriages and register newborns.
Thank you all for continuing to support our efforts to spread the Gospel of Jesus among the people of
Haiti and to serve them.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Where is the rain?
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This spring there was not much rain and the summer has been unkind to
the people in the Cote de Fer area.....dust is too abundant!
To an agricultural area, a dry season
can spell disaster. Please pray for the showers to start falling and something can be grown.
The Cote de Fer area is south of the mountain chain that runs east-west along the southern peninsula. Many
times rain will fall on the mountains but not fall further south on their fields.
is no irrigation in Dariol, so they are hurting. Please pray for them and remember how important it is to sponsor
a school child in our schools as the parents will certainly not have much to spare for paying tuition. A school child
can be sponsored with $20/month over the 10 month school term that is $200.
You can send donations to the address that can be found on the contact us area of the webpage's home page. We could
use your help!
Sunday, July 28, 2013
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Another school year has finished and the annual July-August vacation is on.
Thanks to the sponsors of over 250 school kids, who made it possible for them to enjoy another year of Christian education!
The funds which were donated helped to keep 6 Christian schools open and working
to bring the light of Christ not only to the kids, but their parents and communities as well.
school serves as a base for evangelistic outreach to the communities in which they are located. They thereby serve the
dual purpose of educating the children AND bringing the Gospel to their respective areas where they function. Overtime,
child by child, the demographics of Haiti will change. Haiti will become a Christian nation. The Radio Station
we support also serves to get the Gospel out through its Christian programming. Radio Semence has beautiful evangelical
music and messages which further the spread of the Gospel, as well. It needs help in the way of funds to purchase fuel
for our generator to keep the transmitter going.
We hope that
you will be willing to help us to continue to serve the people of Haiti by bringing the Light of Christ to that country.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I was able to attend the Missions Fair at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg, PA on July 9
largely through the capable efforts of Lois Drexler and her family who planned and arranged my trip down to the smallest detail.
Jan Kovacevic picked me up at my house and drove me to the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Pittsburgh and even packed a bag of snacks
for me. Her husband, Rob, picked me up at the Bus Station on my return and took me home again. MANY THANKS!
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When I arrived in Harrisburg, I was met by Barry Drexler, who drove me to his and Lois' home in Fayetteville near
Chambersburg. MANY THANKS to them for their wonderful hospitality in their beautiful home. After I arrived, Lois served
me a tasty lunch and then we arranged my photo display for the Missions Fair. Soon after that we were off to the
church. Lois had brought things to arrange my display table in the Haitian flag colors of blue and red. In
fact, it was the best table.
Each of the 5 missionaries present were allotted around 10 minutes to talk about their
work, then the audience was able to ask questions of each missionary while they stood by their display table.
Many THANKS to Stephanie Salisbury, who is my contact at Falling Spring and who has been tireless in her efforts to keep
the Haitian students sponsored. We were able to get 2 students who had lost sponsors re-sponsored. Thank
you, Stephanie for all your efforts on behalf of the kids!
Many Thanks to the Missions Committee who invited me
to attend this function and who have supported Gospel Growers ministries!
Friday, May 24, 2013
Doing some repairs....
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The last couple years have caused wear on the building that houses the Radio Station so we are working on
sealing the roof to prevent water seepage. The station has been up and running for over a month, but cost of fuel for
the generator still keeps it from realizing its full potential. The blessing experienced by the listeners of Radio Station
is doubled by the music which encourages and the messages that edify.
We have a Facebook page now...see Radio Semence 106.9 FM...and you will see some great things.
I haven't had time to do much blogging lately what with working as a nurse at
a Personal Care Home and dealing with illness in the family. My younger sister had a massive stroke and this has tied
up a lot of personal time visiting and helping my 90 yr. old mother cope with the stress.
I am responsible for the running of the household and this also takes time from other things. The Haitians
are doing a great job running the schools , clinic and Radio Station. Financial constraints are the only thing
holding us back from doing more.
I'd like to organize a crusade
in the Cote de Fer area during the summer vacation. Please pray about this and health mercies for my sister and Mom.
God bless you all and thank you for your support!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Remember and Celebrate our Lord Jesus Resurrection!
Highest praise and joyful songs should be raised as we remember what was accomplished for mankind by Jesus's
death and Resurrection. We were lost and alienated from God, but God established a Way for us to be able to return to
Him and once more become His spiritual children. John 1:12...all those who believe and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior
become God's children. Jesus's blood has expiated our sins...through His sacrifice and our faith God declares us nolonger
guilty and punishable for our sins, but justified! Jesus took our sins to the cross and in Him we are made clean and
acceptable to GOD.
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Come to Jesus...accept HIM as your Lord and Savior. Invite Him into your heart.
Obey His Word and you will find eternal life!
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Bon Pak....Happy Easter!
Easter is greatly celebrated in Haiti as Catholicism is the official religion. Protestants also
put great importance on Good Friday and Resurrection Day! Many Churches hold nightly services during the days leading
up to and including Good Friday. Good Friday service can last all afternoon. Many use this occasion to do baptisms
of new members. Saturday is considered the day of "Dlo Beni" (Holy Water) and many go down to the ocean to
bathe because it supposedly brings a blessing. When the economy was better, there were special foods served like white
rice, with white bean sauce and morue (dried fish). Everyone dresses up with the best the have and celebrates with great
joy this great deliverance day for sinners. There is no Easter Bunny or emphasis on candy and eggs.
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We of Gospel
Growers, Inc. would like to wish all our supporters a very blessed Holy Week and Resurrection Day observance. May our
Risen Lord Jesus bless you and keep you!