Dear Praying Friends,
Thank you for keeping the medical and solar installation team in your prayers this week. It was a very tiring week, but all seemed encouraged as they saw God at work in their own lives and that of the Haitian people as they struggle to survive yet another difficult situation. Life’s hardships are certainly not uncommon to Haiti. And so we praise God for the teams as they worked through the local churches this week to show Christ in word and deed.
The solar team worked hard at the installation in Lundi. It was hard digging the rocky terrain to get the poles installed and the panels up, but on Thursday night, after a time of sharing with the children and staff, the team turned on the switch…and Voila! There was light! I have not yet heard the full story, but I can only imagine what that was like for the children…to see lights in their homes!
Meanwhile, the medical team was hard at work in downtown Jeremie on Thursday, serving at the El Shaddai Church at Versailles, and then on Friday, at the Church of God in another part of Jeremie city. By the end of Day 4, Wednesday, the team had already seen over 1200 patients, and 27 people had come to know Jesus as their Savior! With the two medical teams, last week and this week, over 3,000 people were seen and more than 67 people came to know Christ! To God be the glory!
Day 5-Friday, November 4th, was going to be a challenge for the team as they ran out of medication by Day 4. I have not heard the final numbers, but the Church of God is the largest church in the city of Jeremie. From the photos, they had another large group of people. I can only think of the story of “The Feeding of the 5,000” and trust that God provided for them to serve that many people.
We thank the Lord for this team of 20 who served so tirelessly. It was good to see God’s Church at work. The team represented about 5 different churches from two or three different denominations. ESMI is thankful to each team member, their churches, and their families who supported them to serve in Jeremie, Haiti this past week.
“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
…For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.”
Psalm 133:1, 3b
Today, 18 of the team members returned to the US, 5 more arrived to join the two others on the solar team, and on Monday, November 7, a medical team of 13 will serve in Cayes. Continue to keep these teams in your prayers and the rebuilding phase.
Have a great time of worship tomorrow and a blessed Sabbath to all!
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