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In a Moment of Need

March 12, 2023

Are you praying for our friends in Haïti? Thank you so much! Life has been so very difficult for them, and yet I know God loves and cares for my friends much more than I do. His perspective is so different from my own. And yet I know He also feels compassion for each suffering person. His compassion causes Him to act, which is why Mission of Hope International is working in Haïti today. He knew that today our friends would need hope to hold onto. Through all of us working together, He provides hope, food, and healthcare, even beyond comprehension, for His beloved today.

I often say I don't know what it's like to be hungry, although I have fasted and felt hunger those times. However, I imagine that's considerably different since food was accessible to me at any moment. I find it impossible to imagine that feeling and not knowing if or when I will eat again. Sadly, this is a regular occurrence in Haïti today.

Spiritual food is important to our spirits just as physical food is important to our physical bodies. This morning at l'Eglise Evangélique in Saint Etienne, Gama shared words of life and read from the Bible. This is our spiritual food.

Education is an important aspect of our physical lives. We must learn and grow or slowly die away.

Learning English at an early age gives a child in Haïti a jumpstart on a bright future.

The students are loving this!!! Many of them choose to come back to school on Saturdays to continue developing their English language skills.

Others come out on Saturdays to learn sewing and electricity.

So many people are cared for in the medical and dental clinics. What a privilege it is to be able to help others during a great moment of need.

As a follower of Jesus, I often think of how He handled different situations in His earthly life. I want to follow where He has already led.

The Baby Feeding Program was birthed from this desire. Thanks to our committed partners, we can provide food for these little ones each day, and help them to become lifelong learners.

We serve these little ones a variety of grains, fruits, vegetables, green leaves, and protein-rich foods like peanut butter, soy, and eggs.

The moringa tree provides one of the most nutritious leaves to eat in the world. It grows wild in both Haïti and the Dominican Republic. It is a great addition to the grains we use, like rice and corn. Team Ted Talk, whom I introduced you to last week, benefited from the moringa growing all over our yard here in Luperòn, DR.

Team Ted Talk were truly a blessing to us this past week.

They worked hard on their projects.

Even more than that, they modeled the love of Christ moment by moment all week long.

They started each day with a time of devotion and prayer.

Each day concluded with a time of reflection.

And all day long, they encouraged each other. We ALL appreciated every moment with them.

Marie spearheaded a project to beautify the mission house. Now when you come for a visit, you will feel extra special.

Work continues on the Haitian Baptist Church of Luperòn.

We find some things difficult to communicate. For example, a specific kind of pliers we may not know the name in Spanish or Kreyol. In these cases, a picture speaks a thousand words in a text message. (We needed a second pair of these!)

At lunchtime, I would find things like this:

Pretty and tools, tools, tools - all in one place! Seeing our country directors talking and working together is always a blessing!

So long, for now, Team Ted Talk!

Welcome to our pastor and his family. 🥰

Thank you for joining us on this journey, for it wouldn't be possible without friends and supporters like you. Thank you! I'm praying for you! May your week be filled with special moments, grace, and mercy.


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