Death No Longer Has Dominion
Happy Easter to you!
April 9, 2023
We are praying for you, just as the Apostle Paul prayed in Romans 15:13, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."
Seasons and ages fluctuate from mountain tops to deep valleys. Our hope, however, is never seasonal. Our hope is founded in the death and resurrection of our Savior. As you celebrate His resurrection today, I pray that hope springs forth from the inside of you.
Lex and I want you to know what the donations to Mission of Hope International are accomplishing. That's why week after week, I make this blog post a priority in my schedule. We know it's a sacrifice to part with your time and hard-earned money. We do not take that lightly. Each donation given is a step of faith on your part. Several of you have recently decided to increase your monthly donations to MOHI. Thank you for your confidence in the mission and for your consideration of the toll that inflation has been taking on dollars spent in Haïti. We sense your love for the people of Haïti, and we thank God for you!
The week leading up to Easter Sunday is always a special time at MOHI. The students participated in fun and inspiring activities and regular classwork all week.
The chapel service was extra special as the students and teachers celebrated Jesus' resurrection together.
Everyone loves it when Marie Ange brings out a BIG (5-gallon) bucket of peanut butter. She loves giving the students that extra protein boost!
Firefighters from the neighboring city of Petit-Goâve spent a good amount of time teaching students how best to respond to certain emergency situations (choking, drowning, accident victim, etc.)
It seemed to have been "EAR WEEK" at the clinic! Ear infections and foreign objects stuck in the ear presented more than usual.
We thank the LORD for our partners in the medical and dental clinics who carry the financial burden of payrolls, utilities, supplies, and medicines. Each morning a clinic staff member educates the waiting patients about their bodies and healthcare. (...teach a man to fish...)
Asley is a bold lab technician. She works independently, collecting specimens and conducting tests. She is a critical clinic staff member, supporting the doctors with the information necessary to diagnose some patients.
Planting fields involves a lot of hard work. We are grateful for the Dominican government tractor turning over the soil for us. This past week we hired local men to work by hand to make the mounded rows. Check out this video to see what this looks like.
Bernard (aka Mèt Ben) and his family have been busy bringing in the harvest from the smaller garden and sharing it with others.
This family has much to offer, including their commitment to ensuring our Hope Encounter guests are well cared for. Drop us a line at HopeEncounters@mohintl.org to organize a team to serve in Luperòn, Dominican Republic! (...And even visit our favorite ice cream spot!)