If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11
God is good and He cannot be anything other than good. Even in the middle of temptation and trial, His goodness is what we lean on to carry us through. Just like knowing a true earthly father will always care and protect his children, so does our heavenly Father care for and protect us.
News in Haiti: the presidential election took place on November 20. Prayers were answered as there were no riots in the streets of Port-au-Prince. The new president, Jovenel Moise, will take office on February 7.
At the writing of this letter, a team from the Clinic is traveling to Southern Haiti, Cayes, to help those devastated by the Hurricane. We are looking forward to a report soon.
It has been 6 years since the earthquake in Haiti. We never want to forget those who lost their lives or were injured. It is estimated that around 300,000 died and the same number were injured with 1.5 million people displaced. Our prayers continue for blessing, prosperity and safety for this nation.
Our dear sister Marie St Amour continues in rehabilitation after her successful heart transplant last October. She and Pastor Joel St Amour are living in Michigan where she can be close to the hospital and Doctors providing her care. Please continue to pray for her and Pastor Joel.
Pastor Daniel Telfort continues as associate pastor at Vine Church working tirelessly in this growing congregation. Pastor Daniel gives praise to God that in this last year 72 came to Christ, 22 weddings were performed, 9 children were dedicated and 23 Christians joined the church by affiliation. Pastor Daniel continues to teach at the Seminary of Evangelical Theology of Port-au-Prince (STEP). This semester he is teaching the Old Testament Prophetic books, Evangelism and Philosophy of Religion. We are so grateful for his ongoing work of Bible translation. He is finishing 2 Kings and moving on to Chronicles.
We also praise God for a growing children’s department. Sister Merzula Jean and her team who teach about 100 children in Children’s Church.
Pastor Daniel has asked us to pray for several in Vine Church. Please pray for Sister Marie Feney whose mother passed away the end of December. Also, pray for Sister Francoise Leger who is the wife of the assistant choir director of the Central Choir at Vine Church. She has been sick for a long time and the doctors are not sure as to what the ailment is. Her family is not Christian and are encouraging her to seek the help of the witch doctor. Please pray the Lord show Himself powerful and mighty on their behalf.
Electricity is very unpredictable in Haiti. Depending on one’s location, electricity is typically provided by the public utility company over the midnight hours. For this reason, Pastor Daniel and his family have been saving for a generator in their home. This is something with which you could help him if you so desire.
Our car in Haiti is also in need of repair which could cost $5000.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support for our brothers and sisters in Haiti for which you are making a significant difference in their lives.
James Dick 574-534-8325 Jimandjo.firstname.lastname@example.org
Evelyn Dick 229-291-3480 Haitibabemema1@aol.com