Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday November 16, 2007

We had our first couple's meeting and we watched a movie together and shared drinks and popcorns. We had 4 couples who visited the church for the time because it was easier for them to come to a movie night than church service. One of these couples want to become regular attendees to our different services because the husband was ministered to.
We want to continue to minister to the different social groups using different types of outreach. The church in Haiti has a reputation of being a kill-joy making it kind of unattractive and burdensome to the unbelievers looking from the outside. Furthermore, the middle class thinks that the church is after their pocket. We want them to know that our main objective is to know God through His Word and have the abundant life Jesus died for.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

November 9, 2007

Today we had our first volunteers appreciation evening and we needed volunteers to make it happens. It is very encouraging to have already 24 people serving in different areas of ministry: Computer Classes, High School Exam prep, children ministry, music, housekeeping, street kids ministry, etc. The volunteers donated the meat, the cake, and the church added sodas, and plantains. 3 leaders of the church spent all day Friday preparing for all of us to have a great time in the Lord.
We took the time to explain the vision of the ministry one more time.
If you ask any church about their vision, many would probably quote Matthew 28:19-20. What makes a difference though is that 1) we don't neglect verse 20 about feeding the flock the Word of God and 2) we do it in unity of spirit.
God really blesses us with wonderful brothers and sisters and we reminded them and myself not to make the mistake of the Galatians found in the beginning of chapter 3 of that book. We need to keep ministering by the Spirit. We remind them about how fragile we all are and how easy it is fall back in the flesh. I ask them to watch over me as I am watching over them so we can continue in the Spirit.

Friday, November 2, 2007

November 2, 2007

It has been raining for the past 5 days. Tropical storm Noel did a lot of damage in Haiti and many folks lost their lives. It does not take much in term of rain to create a chaotic situation here in Haiti because of years of deforestation. Port-au-Prince, the capitatl, is an accident waiting to happen because of the lack of urban planning. People builds house anywhere they want, the watershed, the ravines, and there is no control.

These are some pictures from different sources: UN, journalist, etc.