Jesse hard at work on the construction site
Hello, have a big hug from me and blessing from our Lord and Savior Jesus.
I have to say that I have a lot of stories to share with all of you when we get together at your churches, woman, youth and children groups. I’m a story teller not a story writer. One of my many weaknesses is not to write what God is doing in Haiti so you can know He is working marvelous things in the midst of His people in Haiti. I humbly ask for your mercy and understanding. I have to say that God is answering our prayers in mighty ways and I had witness his hand moving storms from our territory, quiet riots, healing his people from cholera and other illness and providing everything we need to accomplish the ministry he want us to do.
When people asked about my ministry in Haiti I always have to think what I am doing. I am in my first full time year in Haiti, a country that is totally different in culture, language, politic, social economics, and so forth. Well, I’m learning the language, getting to know the people, dealing with cultural shocks, and learning to love the people as they are. I have being also working with the Haitian Baptist Convention in their different development projects in the city of Port au Prince. Those projects include building houses, schools and churches, health clinics, rehabilitation center, and economic and social development. But that is what I am working on, what God is doing is another story. I want to share with you an email I received from one youth who came here to work on the construction of a house for a woman who was dying of cancer. Here is his note…
Just wanted to let you know I've applied for Journeyman. It's a program through the International Mission Board where you're a funded missionary over seas for 2 years working with a team. I started half way through July and I've got until Dec 1 to finish the application. Journeyman is plan A and I don't have a plan B. I'm taking all my chips and placing my bet. If I lose I'm going to look like a fool...but a fool for God, so it's a win-win.
Without a doubt, it was my time in Haiti that moved me to commit to Journeyman. The way I saw and felt Bondye (God) working during the week in the people of Delmas 19, our group, and within me was totally incredible. I've never experienced anything like and I've never been more joyful and happy and peaceful as I was during that week of service. It's as if I've found that pearl of great worth or the treasure hidden in the field. How could I not follow the cry of my heart and pursue missions!?!
Thank you for being you and for walking alongside us and guiding us while we were in Port-au-Prince. Tell everyone I said hi! I'm hoping to make it back down there next summer, but I don't know if it will happen yet.
His testimony filled my heart with joy and much hope for the people of Haiti and also for our own people. God still at work and keep calling us to know His Word, to believe, and to obey His calling… You all are very welcome to come and share what you have and to be transform by what God have for you.
I want to say THANKS to all of you who have being praying, offering and supporting our ministries as ABC/PR International Ministries Missionaries. May God bless all of you with his Peace and Joy always.
Your Sister in Christ, Deliris