“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn” Rom 12:15.
Dear Loved Ones,
Greeting. We are coming to ask you to please be praying for our Haitian Baptist convention/denomination. On November 6, 2018, we accompanied Pastor Luc Sylvain to his final resting place. Pastor Luc was the head librarian at our University for over 30 years and pastor of our Peniel Baptist Church of Port-Margot for 23 years. He was 63 years of age. He dropped dead on October 31, 2018.
On November 20, 2018, Pastor Joseph Saintil of our Jerusalem Baptist Church was found dead early in the morning on the roof of his house where he went to pray. He died in midst of a big unrest in the country where nothing/nobody was moving. The funeral was held this Saturday December 1st after a 4.5 hour long service in the church. He was 62 years old. Pastor Joseph Saintil was also assisting the Missionary Fellowship International service with their flights in Haiti. He leaves behind his wife of 5 years of marriage with no children.
Pastor Jeantel P. Alberus of our Thomassique Baptist Church in Plateau Central is in Cuba after an unsuccessful attempt in the Dominican Republic to get some specialized care. He has been paralyzed from the waist down because of something in his back.
Pastor Ronel Mesidor of our Martissant Baptist Church in Port-au-Prince and runs the orphanage in Delmas is back from Mexico. He went there for the treatment and is back not totally recovered yet.
Situations like these can be overwhelming and at times scary for all of us, but especially for our new and young general secretary of the Haitian Baptist Convention.
Thank you for remembering us in your daily prayers.
Nzunga & Kihomi
Haiti can be a scary place. Just this week, Nzunga tried to go to the eye clinic in Cap-Haitian but had to turn back due to the road being barricaded.
In addition to political upheaval, death is always close by there. Life expectancy is only 50 years. This is mostly due to the many children that die at an early age but even adults have trouble finding good medical care they can afford.
They definitely need our prayers and our efforts to improve the situation as much as we can. When I think of the small amount of money it would take to send Doctors without Borders there to vaccinate the children for the common killers we conquered many years ago, it makes me very sad. However, we are drilling wells for clean water, we are running an eye clinic that has saved the eye sight of so many, and Kihomi is educating the women on how to prevent many diseases, and that makes me feel proud. What prevents us from doing more? The answer is always the same…Money. If all professing Christians would only tithe and use it for these purposes, we would have enough, according to what I have read.
Prayer warriors, please pray that things calm down in Haiti and all of our people there are safe. Pray for the Haitian Baptist Churches and their leadership.
In His name,
Denny Shewell, Charles Newman, Terry Biden, Les Roberson, Diana Peysha
Nzunga and Kihomi’s Mission Partnership Team
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 812-569-1352