“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” Jn 17: 25-26
Love is not always seen or heard like we would like to see and hear it. Sometimes it has to be felt in the atmosphere. This photo is of the leaders of Vine Church the Sunday morning we attended this last August. The words spoken were not in English so I did not understand, but love was felt. This year, 2017, will be a year of seeing, hearing and feeling Love.
There is still a great need for help in the southern area as many people are without homes and living necessities. A group of Doctors and individuals of Vine Church in Haiti were planning to go to Cayes in southern Haiti to help recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthew. Due to schedule changes, they are now planning to go in mid-January. Please keep them in your prayers as they plan and travel. Through your support of this mission, Vine Ministry is able to fund a significant part of this outreach. We look forward to sharing with you the good report this team will share with us when they return.
Evelyn traveled to North Carolina to visit her daughter Susan and Joe Busch. As she was looking toward a wonderful Christmas Celebration with family, Evelyn experienced intense stomach pain. Susan rushed her to the hospital where Doctors diagnosed pancreatitis and gall stones. She was in the hospital for five days as they treated the pancreatitis and removed her gall bladder. Surgery went well and Friday she was able to go home to Susan’s and enjoy Christmas as she had expected. We cannot thank you enough for your thoughts and prayers for Evelyn during this painful and difficult time.
Jim and Jo traveled to Kelowna British Columbia in Canada to have Christmas with two of their daughters and their families; Emily, Nathan and Ava, and Annaka and Leon. This was an exciting and joyous time. This was special for us as we have never celebrated Christmas in Canada with them.
Thank you so much for Christmas gifts and cards sent to Jim Jo and Evelyn this Season.
We are requesting your prayer support for Mom the third week in February. Evelyn will undergo partial knee replacement on her left knee. This is a common procedure but still requires extensive rehabilitation to fully recover. As a result, we will not be doing prolonged travel this spring. We may be able visit your group or church if you are within a day’s travel from Goshen, IN. If this will work for you, please give us a call to arrange a date and time.
Thank you abundantly for your prayers and financial support for the people of Haiti. May the Lord bless you and continue to expand your influence in this New Year ahead.
James Dick 574-534-8325 Jimandjo.firstname.lastname@example.org
Evelyn Dick 229-291-3480 Haitibabemema1@aol.com
Evelyn’s book, Life on the Edge, “34 Years of Ministry in Haiti”, may be ordered by sending $15.00 plus $3.00 to Vine Ministry, PO Box 967, Goshen, IN. 46527
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