Hello from Haiti,
Progress on the school had been very slow until this last week. I had been spending some of my time helping with gardens and animals. This last week though I hired several of the locals and we were able to complete the roof.
My time here has been such a blessing to me as well as a time of growing and maturing in Jesus. I want to thank all of you that have partnered with me on this journey. We have got a good start on the building that other teams as they visit can continue the work.
God Bless and thanks again for all your prayers and support,
Extreme weather conditions are affecting people everywhere! Now Haiti is having a drought! In the mountainous village of Callebasse it has been some time since rain has fallen to any measurable degree. Very dry conditions are making it difficult for families to have necessary water for their survival, let alone for their gardens that feed them. There is some saving grace as Callebasse and the surrounding areas have very good springs in the area. The unfortunate and difficult piece is that people have to travel to the base of the mountain to fill their buckets with the water and carry back up the mountain.
The majority of everyone’s cisterns are dry and more and more people have to trudge down the mountain to get their water. For those of you who have been to Callebasse and have walked down to these springs, you know how difficult this can be. The House of Blessing is now impacted by this daunting task and we have purchased several truckloads of water to be delivered to the orphanage. Each load of water cost $200 and with our work teams going in, the need has increased.
In 1 John 5:14-15, the bible instructs us “…if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we ask of him.” With this, the people of Haiti desperately need our prayers. Not only for a soaking rain (not a heavy downpour as it will create other problems) but also that they will see God’s glory in the rain. I am humbly asking for your specific prayers of a heavenly shower to allow the cisterns to fill up and the gardens to grown.
Thank you in advance for all your prayers! As said many times before – We need your prayers, without them we would not be able to accomplish the mission we have been called to do!
“The prayer of a righteous man (or woman) is powerful and effective!” NIV, James 5:16b