Fill the Container
Students were happy to return from their Easter break this past week. They truly love learning.
The wonderful scents of scallions and garlic sauteeing wafting through the air as they arrive at school make it that much better.
We officially kicked off our Stateside food drive today with a presentation at Chair City Church. They are a generous congregation and have committed to gathering food throughout the month of May and into June. We are grateful.
As we continue struggling to locate adequate food in bulk, we are asking you to be a part of this food drive. A 40' container holds a LOT of food. We are trusting the Lord will bring in the food to fill it. Here are some ways that you can help:
Pray for a quick and overwhelming response to fill the container quickly and get it on its way to Haiti.
Share about this event with your church family, friends, relatives, and associates - maybe even organize a drive in your own church location. "Men anpil chay pa lou!" (Many hands make light work!)
Let the Lord show you ways in which you can give to this food drive. You can drop off items, arrange for a pickup, or ship them to us. If you don't live in the central New England area, you may want to consider making a monetary donation and we will go to Restaurant Depot to purchase as much food as possible with those funds.
We are looking specifically for staples. This isn't an occasion to send special treats, as we want to take full advantage of the space for this critical need. We are accepting the following food items for this container:
Beans (canned or dry, but please NO BAKED BEANS)
Cooking Oil (any variety)
Peanut butter (or any nut butter)
Canned meats (tuna, mackerel, chicken, turkey, beef, pork, Spam, etc.)
Together, I believe we can fill this container and get it to our school kitchens where we can prepare it for our students and staff. Are you in? Thank you!
The students really love their English classes. Mr. Edras is an all-time favorite with our preschoolers and elementary students in Thozin, Grand-Goave. Here he is teaching our first and second-grade students a song.
And here he is leading the third graders from their classroom. They are quite the handsome bunch!
Juliana celebrated her birthday this past week. She asked to serve lunch to her 6th-grade class on her special day.
Nahomie learned how to count money this past week.
We had an uptick in patients again this past week. Many, both adults and children, have been breaking out in a terribly itchy rash.
Nurse Wolfyne takes some time to teach the waiting patients about rashes caused by parasites. Not only do they need medication, but they need to wash and sterilize all their bedding and clothing so no one else is infected.
Mr. Samuel is 67 years old and married with 7 children. He worked most of his life at an institution in Port-au-Prince but was very distressed over losing his job. He expressed his gratitude to God for the love and grace extended to him in finding work at MOHI. He feels relieved because he is accustomed to working and loves to do so. He said, "I am very grateful to pastor Lex and his partners. Thank you!"
I love seeing our dental staff working so diligently.
Look at these little ones eating their vegetable soup, eggs, and mangos. Please keep them in prayer, and thank the Lord for His provision for each one.
While we have no missionaries living at the missionary compound right now, we do still need to keep it maintained. Jephte was working on a section of the roof this week.
Thank you for your prayers and support. Know that we are praying for you, as well. If you have any specific needs, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org