This month’s newsletter is dedicated to our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather & friend LeRoy Dick. Many of us remember his love for the Lord and his family, dedication to the ministry, and his wit and humor. He began working in Haiti in 1981 and later founded Vine Ministry. He went to his heavenly home May 11, 2005.
Lacoste, a small village in South Haiti, was hit by Hurricane Matthew, and had not received medical assistance for 6 months. We are very proud of Dr. Mirhiol St Amour for meeting this need as she organized a mobile medical team to Lacoste to bring Christ’s love and compassion to this community.
Members of the team were Dr. Herby Mesadieu, Dr Lise Beverly Jean Philippe, Dr. Mirhioll Sue St Amour, Nurse Marie Erline, Pastor Wilnes Louis, a driver and a helper. Pastor Wilnes Louis has family in this area. They drove 4 hours from Port-au-Prince and walked 30 minutes over rough terrain to reach the village. This group of dedicated individuals was able to serve 107 people with medicine, medical consultations, food and clothing.
A huge thank you to you, the friends of Vine Ministry, for financially supporting this project along with the members of Vine Church in Haiti.
A special congratulations and thank you goes to Trinity United Methodist Church of Indiana, PA. Three years ago they began building a new church building in LaVictoire. They worked alongside the people of this congregation creating lasting friendships. Last March they returned to add walls to this foundation. All that was needed was to finish the balcony. This year Trinity United Methodist Church raised the remaining amount of $11,200. They will not travel to Haiti but have sent the funds to the church in LaVictoire where the congregation will complete it on their own. Praise God for Your supply.
Thank you for praying for Evelyn’s knee surgery. She had a partial knee replacement on April 3. It went very well. Since then she has been involved in rehabilitation. Evelyn is well on the way to regaining full use of her new knee without the arthritic pain she had been experiencing.
We want to thank you all individually for your faithful prayer and support for this ministry to Haiti. Without you we could not continue in this important work.
Blessings in Jesus’ boundless love,
James Dick 574-534-8325 Jimandjo.firstname.lastname@example.org
Evelyn Dick 229-291-3480 Haitibabemema1@aol.com
*We will be sharing at the Bristolville Church of the Brethren in Bristolville, OH Sunday morning May 21.
**Please consider sponsoring a student this school year. The cost to sponsor one child is $360.00, and the donation can be processed through Network for Good. Thank you for your support!