Thursday, October 18, 2007

October 18, 2007

We had water baptism today, the second one since the church started meeting. 12 adults were baptized after about 20 minutes of worship and 45 minutes of teaching on baptism using the booklet from CCM translated in French.

We had a great time together and look forward already to the next one as a 10 years old girl from children ministry asked to be on the waiting list for baptism.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

October 17, 2007

We started Matthew chapter 6 with the street kids today. Usually we don't meet during holidays and today was a holiday in Haiti: Dessalines death. I went there anyway and there was about 20 kids who showed up.
This Wednesday evening was the second time the church meets for mid week service and we had a good group showed up. This is very encouraging to see what the Lord is doing. We finished Genesis chapter 1. The closing comment: God is still saying "Let it be light" in so many areas of our lives because He wants to conform us to the image of His son Jesus-Christ. Let's not interfere with what He is doing in our lives.

October 14-16, 2007

After the Sunday service Edy Gehy and I went east of the border to meet a couple of Calvary Chapel pastors from Calvary Chapel Huntington Beach while they were in Barahona meeting with pastors from the Dominican Republic, a 3 hours trip by car.
We had a great time of sharing common visions for the Island and fellowship, encouraging one another in the Lord.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

October 14, 2007

This Sunday once again there were no empty chairs in the church and the children ministry saw 21 children come to the Sunday school. Adeline does a great job there, helped by Mycka this time around. However, we need to send more helper to be trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship (AEE in Haiti) that Adeline heads.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

October 4-7, 2007

Our friend Jim, Barbara (a long time young friend), my wife and I went to Passe Bois d'Orme, a village where Jim has been a missionary for 14 years, to celebrate with them the church anniversary. I had the privilege to teach for 3 days: Friday morning and evening, Saturday evening and Sunday morning. I have a few friends over there, locals and missionaries and it is always a pleasure for us to go over there. This time God allows me to see something different: so many young men who love God are searching for something different. They know that religion does not work but don’t really know the real answer. They are really attracted to the verse by verse expository teaching but need training. Help us pray that new workers would come to the harvest to train these locals to go and duplicate investing time in the Word of God, teaching others and set others free from the bondage of religion, the Law so they can have a real relationship with the Lord Jesus.

Monday, October 1, 2007

October 1, 2007

Today is the first day of the new session for the computer classes. At some point we had to stop registration since we don't have enough room nor computers to accommodate everyone. We have 88 students registered for Introduction I and II with about 6 hours of Bible study per week. We are going through the book of Romans with them.
God knew that I would not be able to handle the growth by myself and sent Edy Gehy and his wife Elsie to the rescue. They taught the 2 classes today where Edy shared his testimony and 2 young men gave their lives to Christ, one of them asked to be put on the baptism list for the next baptism opportunity. Praise God. This is what it is all about: people giving their lives to Christ. We know God is going to do much more this term. Many of the new comers don’t go to church and we have a great opportunity to present them the gospel on a weekly basis. God promises that when His Word goes out it will not return void but will accomplish what God desires.