August 23, 2014

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Hallelujah!! God is so good, and His children are so wonderful! The family of God is awesome – we are never alone with our problems or needs. Our brothers and sisters are always there, as is our Lord. Two days ago we shared our urgent need to be able to feed the children of Z’Orange; within minutes Christian brothers and sisters began to come to the rescue. Not only were enough funds given to cover all the food and cooking utensils, but we also have enough money to have a steel door built and buy the materials to build a ceiling over the storage area to make it secure.

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:19

Thank you all for helping the children of Haiti and letting them know that God will provide. May the Lord bless you and your families.

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August 21, 2014

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PLEASE READ!!

In the last 15 years TEM has never had anything stolen from our facility in Z’Orange, Haiti, but there is a first for everything . . . This week a group of men who broke out of jail and are going through the countryside stealing, broke into our storage room and took the food that we have stored there to feed the children. The people in Z’Orange are outraged that someone would steal from us and are trying to find out who the thieves are. I want you to understand – they did not steal the food because they are hungry, they stole it to sell it. These were not people from the valley. Hopefully, they will be caught soon.

School starts on September 1, and now we have no food. Not only did the thieves take the food, they also took the 3 big pots used to cook the food, all 200 of the children’s plates, the spoons they eat with, and the 3 large cooking spoons. We will be able to get more food from Love A Child the 2nd week of September, so we need enough food to last until then. We will also need to buy a steel door and construct a drop ceiling in our storage room where we store the food, to protect it in the future.

WE NEED YOUR HELP—If you would like to designate how you help, we will send an update of the needs as funds are collected; funds not designated will be used as needed. For instance, you could buy one pot, a dozen spoons, or a bag of rice. When you give your gift, email me at truthm@cox.net and let me know which need you would like to take care of, and we will take it off the list. Please click on the Contributions tab on the banner at the top of this page to send a gift by PayPal, or send a check to TEM, 1945 Patrician Way, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.

Here are the needs:

3 large pots                        $375 – or $125 each
250 spoons                         $225 – or $10.80 per dozen
3 large cooking spoons      $  75 – or $25 each
4 bags of rice                     $140 – or $35 each
1 bag of beans                   $  50
1 case of cooking oil           $  53 – or $8.88 per gallon
250 aluminum plates          $312.50 – or $1.25 each

Total needs by September 1  - $1230.50

Please pray for God’s provisions for His children. I am assured He will provide.

“But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?” - 1 John 3:17

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Canada August 15-18, 2014

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I cannot remember such a wonderful weekend as I had visiting some friends in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada. Several years ago I was blessed to meet some young Canadian girls in Haiti when Linda Blankenship, a missionary friend, called me from a guest house in Port au Prince and told me that she had met some girls from Canada, and that they wanted to see the country. She asked if I would come and get them; of course I said yes, and that was the beginning of our wonderful friendships – thank you, Linda. These girls have worked with our American teams many times and have been a great help. I told them that if they ever wanted me to come to Canada and speak, just let me know. They did, and that is how I ended up in Canada.

I flew into Winnipeg and Nelly picked me up. We drove to Winkler, about an hour and a half away. I had no idea where I was going to stay, and Nelly said her parents would like for me to stay with them. I met her mom and dad and her brothers and sisters that evening. I felt so comfortable with them; they made me feel like part of the family.

While I was in Winkler, Irene had been hard at work getting places for me to speak, and had lined up some churches and youth groups. The first night, Saturday, Irene and all the girls who have gone to Haiti gave a great presentation at a church, showing videos and photos and thanking the people who had supported them. (None of these girls had any idea what they were going to do when they went to Haiti. There was no plan, but they knew God wanted them to go.) After they gave their presentation, I introduced myself.

On Sunday we went to a small church called Redeeming Grace Bible Church, and Pastor Kevin Minnett was gracious enough to give me a few minutes to introduce myself and tell the congregation about what God is doing in Haiti. Afterward we went to Irene’s house and had lunch with several of her friends. We stayed there for about 4 hours and had a great time talking about the Lord. And – as most of you who know me know – I did most of the talking.

On Sunday evening we were invited to a small church youth group. They let me have the entire service to speak. I gave my testimony, showed a video, and shared what God is doing in the ministry. I want to thank Jakob and Daniel for allowing me to share with their youth. Afterward we talked to several young people who are interested in going to Haiti. Hopefully we will be taking a team from Canada next year. We will see what God’s plan is.

I want to thank everyone who made this trip possible. When I go on these trips the ministry pays for the expenses, and we never know what the outcome will be. All I know is that my part in the ministry is to go; God’s part is to provide, and He has never failed me. On this trip I did not ask for anything, as always, and the last night before I left my brothers and sisters blessed the ministry with a financial gift that doubled the cost of the trip. It always encourages me when the Holy Spirit touches people’s hearts and they are obedient to give.

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August 7, 2014

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I will make this very short. I know you all are busy and don’t have time to read a long explanation of the needs of our school for this year. Bottom line is we need $6500 to build a new office and another outdoor classroom, and to buy paint and materials for repairs for the new school year. We have a small team going to Haiti September 6-13 to do all the work, but we must have funds for the materials.

Please click on the contributions tab on the banner at the top of this page to send a gift by PayPal, or send a check to TEM at 1945 Patrician Way, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547.

With your gift you will ensure that these children have a clean, comfortable environment in which to learn about Christ as well as their school curriculum.

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Haiti July 15, 2014

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The 2nd Annual Teachers Conference is over and what a success it was! All the Haitian teachers are already asking when we will have the next one. As you can see the team members are on their way home.

I want to thank everyone who prayed and gave for this mission trip. May the Lord bless you and your families.

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