The Good news this week is that some schools in the capital city of Port-au-Prince began opening this week. There were extra police patrols and, although attendance wasn't outstanding, it was encouraging to see some sense of normalcy returning.
Unfortunately for our students in Grand-Goave, there was a concerted effort to keep schools from opening on Monday. Families, understandably gave into pressure to keep their children home still. We do hope to continue "underground-tutoring" for students going to national exams this summer. Would you please join us in praying for our students, for the country of Haiti, and for our local government in Grand-Goave? I am a firm believer in Romans 8:28 and no matter the current circumstances, "amazing" is sure to be the final outcome.
We have been so blessed over the years to have missionaries Angie Sutton and Angela Parayson help to train and lead our worship team in Thozin. Both are currently Stateside and greatly missed. I am so thrilled, however, to see their efforts have taken root in the team and the team is remaining faithful and working hard to continue following their examples.
Many of you who have visited us in Haiti will remember Wadson, who worked in the medical clinic. We are so happy for him and his new wife, Mirlaine, who were recently married at l'Eglise Evangelique Mission of Hope in Thozin, Grand-Goave, Haiti. We wish them a long and fruitful marriage. Pastor Edon, in the picture below, is suggesting that they be fruitful and multiply so we can all be blessed with their children. *smile*
We are grateful, as always, for the wonderful relationships the Lord has blessed us with in this life. Our partners at Bless Back Worldwide work hard to regularly supply medications for our patients. Due to the unrest in Haiti, we were only able to get a very limited amount of medical supplies into our clinic last month. Thanks to Gama at Tree of Hope Haiti, the remainder of the medicines have now been delivered to the clinic. We're better together!!!
This morning Altenor DesRosiers brought forth a great message for the church in Thozin - the Blood of Jesus. Altenor is a graduate of the MOHI high school, continued his education at the university level for teaching, and is now employed as a high school teacher. How wonderful it is to see our kids come home to help the next generation!
On a personal note, I wanted to share a picture of our growing family Stateside.
(Back: AJay & Cherie, Lex & Renee. Front: Alain & Alexis with their children Alante & Alexia, Jackie & Huguener with their children Micah & Sophia, Angela & Gama with their children Nyah & Nathan.)
And one of just the kiddos.
How blessed we are!!!
All of us at MOHI are now getting ready for our annual Christian Leadership Academy at the beginning of the new year. Although I will miss my family here, I am eager to get back to our home in Haiti and continue moving forward with the vision for MOHI. I am praying for you and hope that you will pray for us, too. Thank you!