Haiti January 7, 2015

Unless otherwise specified, all reports are from Brother Chuck

Team arriving from Cap Haitian
Team arriving from Cap Haitian
Arriving at International airport to go home

 

 

The Camp Blessing team from Texas is on its way home!

 

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Haiti January 3, 2015

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Haitian van taking team to Cap Haitian
Laura & team leaving for Cap Haitian
Feeding the children
Feeding the Children
Kids enjoying food
Feeding the Children
The way Jesus commanded us to live. Love one another.
Mission House

Today the team left us to go to a hospital in Cap Haitian, about a 6 to 7-hour drive. Thank goodness, the roads there are good roads. They left early this morning in a Haitian van with Pastor Simon to help them reach their destination. They will be there until January 7, then they will fly into a small airport where we will pick them up and take them to the International airport, and from there they will fly home.

It is such a joy for me to see these young people love the Lord so much that they left the comforts of America to come to the unknown. Our world, and sometimes family and friends, tell them not to go, but they go anyway. They were called, and they were obedient. When I think of how our country is going and things look bleak, I think of all the young people that I have had the privilege of showing what God is doing in Haiti, and things look so much better. We have a generation that loves the Lord – they can change our country.

They did arrive safely in Cap Haitian about 2 p.m. Please be praying for them as they enjoy their adventure with the Lord there.

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Haiti January 2, 2014

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Going to Jerusalem IV
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Church at Jerusalem IV
Church at Jerusalem IV
Now, we are having Church
Having church  at Jerusalem 4
Jerusalem IV Church
Bro. Chuck telling group about school
Team taking tour of school
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Girls playing around in our Pre School classrooms
Praying over God's land for the Clinic/Hospital
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Having fun hut to hut
People getting water from well
Things you see walking hut to hut
Haitian kitchen
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Team having fun with kids
Laura playing with special needs child
Group Photo

Report by Sebastien Neidig, Logan Elder & Abe Munnerlyn (aka: Dave)

Today is our last day, and it has been awesome! The day started out with breakfast, then discussion of what the day would consist of. Bro. Chuck brought us on a tour of what we hadn’t seen of Jerusalem I – the schools and classrooms, as well as the space where the clinic will be built. His vision for this place and for the people of Z’Orange is incredible, and in due time will save hundreds of people. After the tour, we split into 4 groups of 3 people, each with their own translator, and set about evangelizing and spreading the good news door to door. My group (Sebastien, Catherine and Stella) went to a man named Omane’s home. We began speaking with him – amazingly he had already heard the good news before! Bro. Chuck had visited and helped him build his house, and had told him about Jesus. Sadly though, he was hesitant about accepting Christ as his savior, because he said he owed satan an offering and if he didn’t fulfill it, he was afraid demons would kill his family.

Another group (Mrs. Elder, Becca, and Abe) got to pray with a desperate young woman who was sitting on the voodoo priest’s porch waiting to receive “healing.” We were able to claim the truth that JESUS is the great physician. The voodoo culture here is equal parts interesting, revolting and frightening – people take it so seriously, and it literally controls their lives through fear. The third group (Hailey, Chloe, Megan and Emma) ended up learning a lot about voodoo through the priest, who was more than willing to share what he believes. After he shared what he believes they talked about Christianity and discovered that his children and wife go to church at Jerusalem I! The final group (Logan, Julie and Emily) was incredibly encouraged by the progress that has been made in the time Bro. Chuck has been here, because they did not run into a single person who wasn’t a Christian.

After all this, we went to eat lunch which was, as always, fantastic. Then a merchant Bro. Chuck had invited came to the mission house to offer us some souvenirs at great discounts. After shopping we pumped up one of the soccer balls and played for 2-3 hours with some of the kids at Jerusalem I. We finished out the day with worship with the kids we’ve been investing in and hanging out with. It has been so amazing to be with these kids; they have been as much a blessing to us, if not more, as we have been to them. We’re super excited about the finishing leg of our trip in northern Haiti with Haiti Hospital Appeal. We have a 7-hour trip ahead of us, and we’re ready to see what God has in store for us!

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Haiti January 1, 2015

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Jerusalem 1 Church on New Year's Eve
Jerusalem 1 Church on New Year's Eve
Hiking to Daniel's (voodoo village)
Hiking to Daniel's (voodoo village)
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Team praying before teaching
Telling Bible stories in voodoo village
Abraham telling story of Daniel
Teaching bible story of Daniel
Playing with children in voodoo village
Playing with children in voodoo village
Sebastion with friend
Playing with kids
Soccer between two voodoo temples
Soccer in voodoo village
Little girl in voodoo village
Playing with kids
Lady in voodoo village
Having too much fun!
New friends
Lady with corn cob pipe
New friends
In Daniel's village
Laura, Daniel (voodoo priest) and Hailey
Walking back to mission house
Walking back to mission house
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Playing around in Mission House
Playing around in Mission House
Playing games in Mission House
Playing games in Mission House
Playing games in Mission House

Report by Julie Duttweiler & Stella Lee

We had a wonderful and beautiful day! We spent our morning at a voodoo village playing games with the children, and we performed a skit for the village. We performed the story of Daniel in the lion’s den. The voodoo priest’s name is Daniel – so cool how the Lord purposefully placed this book of the Bible on our hearts to share with these people! Later in the day, we performed the same skit again at an orphanage and in a church. Throughout the day, it was awesome to express love to the people even with a communication barrier. After lunch we hiked our way to an orphanage. We enjoyed playing soccer and drawing with the children and seeing their joyful faces. After dinner, we climbed into the army truck with a group of local Haitians and drove to Jerusalem IV, a church.

We attended the first service of the new year! The community has so much passion for the Lord – worship was exciting and powerful! When we were ready to return to the mission house the army truck engine wouldn’t start; we learned the power of prayer tonight as many people pushed the truck. Then the Lord answered our prayers, and the engine started! We sang praise songs on our journey back and we were in awe of the bright moon that lit our way home.

We hope your day was as adventurous as ours!

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Haiti December 31, 2014

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Leaving to go to Mission of Hope
Leaving to go to Mission of Hope
Leaving to go to Mission of Hope
Driving down the mountain
Painting at Mission of Hope
Painting at Mission of Hope
Painting at Mission of Hope
Painting at Mission of Hope
Painting at Mission of Hope
Painting at Mission of Hope
Group after painting at Mission of Hope
Haitian girl playing with group
On the way home from Mission of Hope

Report by Emily Bonny, Becca Ryan, and Meagan Phillips

This morning we left the Truth Evangelistic Ministry mission house on the military truck to go to the Mission of Hope in Titanyen. There we learned more about their ministries, including their schools, clinics, orphanages and churches at this campus. An inspiring aspect of this organization is that its many operations are self-sufficient and self-sustained by their Haitian employees. In case the government ever wanted to kick out all Americans, Mission of Hope would continue to thrive in all of its different ministries. Their clinic had recently undergone renovations and help was greatly needed to get it running on time. Our team worked on painting the rooms and courtyard of their clinic. We met various teams that had the same passion and love for serving the Lord. We experienced how small our world is when we met one of the teams from Austin. One woman there has an adult sister with special needs and we were able to introduce her to Camp Blessing Texas. How great is our God?!

During lunch, we had the opportunity to explore more of the mission including the orphanage, where we played with some of the children. There is a store called 3 Chords that is run by Haitian women who were injured in the earthquake. They make all of the merchandise, and all of the proceeds go back to these women. They make bracelets, headbands, purses and wallets. While we were painting the walls, the ceilings and all the medical examination rooms, we experienced God’s continued hand of protection on our team. One of our team members, Laura, had a really bad fall as she tumbled off a high stack of cinder blocks. It could have been really bad, but the Lord cushioned her fall and she only experienced a bruised tailbone. God is so faithful! After we painted a little longer we headed back to Z’Orange, where we ate dinner and learned more about our translators and the goals for Truth Evangelistic Ministry. It was inspiring to hear their hearts and listen to their back stories and the struggles they went through just to attend school. It showed us how blessed we are to have a free and appropriate public education. Later tonight we are going to a village to celebrate New Year’s Eve at one of the local churches.

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