“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my beds in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the seas,
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”
Dear Praying Friends,
I would be amiss if I didn’t express to you once again how much your praying for the work being done is making a difference! God is displaying His goodness over and over again as we seek Him together.
This past Saturday, Craig, Gary, and Dony were flying from PAP to Jeremie when the engine on the small aircraft they were flying in failed. I haven’t heard the full story, but by God’s wonderful mercy, the pilot was able to land the plane into a sugar cane field in Leogane. We have so much to be thankful for because the news could have been different. The engine could have failed later in their flight when they were over water. The landing could have been more destructive resulting in injuries. But thank God, all three men and the pilot walked out the plane with no injuries. Thank God that He saw it fit to save the lives of these four men: the pilot, Craig and Gary of Spanish River Church and Dony.
The four men spent the next four hours in the field with crowds of people, curious to know who these Anglo-men and one Haitian were. Were they carrying drugs? Were they planning to spray the fields and then crashed? Thankfully, Dony was able to explain to them, in Creole, what happened. Most of the time was spent waiting for the judge and the justice of the peace to do their investigations before allowing the four men to leave and the plane to be towed to PAP for repairs. Craig, Gary and Dony arrived late Saturday night, driving from Leogane to Jeremie. The other 16 team members arrived in Jeremie safely on their flights. To God be the glory!
As you look at the photos below, we can only say, GOD IS………………! Help me fill in the blank with a prayer of praise!
Yesterday, Sunday, the church at Versailles was packed! We’re not sure what the Lord is doing but it was encouraging to see folks coming out to worship Him even though they had to stand. Here’s what the congregation looked like:
And today, Monday, October 31, the medical team is working in the Chateau community at the Emmanuel Children’s Village in Jeremie. The plan is for the team to work there today and tomorrow, then back to the Baptist Church in downtown Jeremie and then another church in another community. The team has three tents up for their clinic on the floor where the Emmanuel church once stood. Meanwhile, the construction team from Spanish River and The Avenue Churches will be working at Lundi Children’s Village and the ESMI HQ/University of Jeremie campus. Pray for the teams and the many Haitians they will see as patients and those they will partner in working with to serve the community together, all for God’s glory!
This is the last medical team scheduled so far for this year. With the number of people gathering at every site the medical teams have gone, the need is still great. In Haiti, there is an estimated 1 doctor to every 35,000. The medical need was great before the hurricane and is still great after the hurricane. It’s also a wonderful outreach ministry of the church. About 4 years ago, in the Bonbon community, three new church plants were started because of people coming to know Christ after visiting a ministry outreach clinic such as this. If you are interested in serving on a medical team, please do not hesitate to contact Mary Phil Illges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, thank you for your ongoing prayers and financial support.
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