As I write this letter, I am reminded of the writings of King Solomon: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…a time to break down, and a time to build up” -Ecclesiastes. 3:1-3
As I hope you have already read the attached update letter from Executive Director, David Young, you know that the ministries of Heart of God Haiti are in a season of change. While losing old friends is very painful for us all, knowing that God has a better plan is where we find rest.
For my personal work now, I am very excited as God clarifies His direction for our work here, helping rebuild the nation of Haiti.
The Bible teaches us that as God’s servants, our role is to live out the reality of God’s Kingdom here on earth so that others may see, glorify God, and enter into that Kingdom themselves (Matt. 5:16). It is compared to yeast hidden inside a lump of dough that slowly leavens the whole thing even when we don’t see how it happens (Matt 13:33). The message for us is that no matter how the seasons change for us, God’s Kingdom will still go forward and we must be faithful as He leads us on.
Please be encouraged with me as we start down this new path with Pastor Justin and as our work expands across the border into the Dominican Republic. This truly is “a time to build up.”
After a visit from HGIM President, Jan Ross, and Haiti Director, Dave Young, it became clear that my mission in Haiti would extend past our original expectation of late summer.
As the time came to renew my visa, I returned to the U.S. for a 10 day trip home, and began collecting the needed materials to pursue a residency permit, allowing me to extend my stay annually.
While it was a nice time at home, I am now glad to be back in Haiti and back to work.
We are now working on an orphan donor program to sponsor the children and have begun to plan some various work trips for later this year. If you or your church is interested in this information as it becomes available, please let me know.
“One can believe intellectually in the efficacy of prayer and never actually do any praying.” –Catherine Marshall
- Pray for God to send revival; that salvation and healing will come to this nation.
- Pray for the new ministry opportunities presenting themselves to HG Haiti and that we will be faithful to the work God calls us to.
- Pray for my family back home as they trust God’s protection for their son/grandson.