IN MEMORY OF MY BELOVED HUSBAND, LEROY
Nine years ago on May 11, LeRoy left this earth and entered into eternal life with God. He is so very much missed by his family and many friends. This newsletter is dedicated in his honor and memory. His was a life well lived!
I know you enjoyed reading Hilary Golden’s account of our trip to La Victoire. I also promised to share more in the May letter. Excerpts and edits are as follows. “Our primary work while in La Victoire was to lay a foundation in the lot next to the (old) church for the congregation to begin rebuilding their sanctuary. Many of the funds raised beforehand went not only to our individual costs, but also to construction costs and labor. When we arrived at LaVictoire, the foundation was dug and ready for the foundation to be set. A few of our guys who had construction knowledge and skills worked with a few Haitian workers to set large rocks in the footer and pour concrete
Those of us who had no idea how to do any of that got to do the scut work – carrying VERY LARGE ROCKS individually from the pile to wherever they were needed; my first thought was, I’m going home!” We carried rocks for three days straight; taking many more breaks than any of the Haitian workers took.
This brings me to my favorite story of the trip. This story has been sitting deep within my heart since I returned. It is the place where I most clearly saw and heard and felt and experienced the Good News. It is the story which opened my imagination for what the Kingdom of God is like and will be like in all its fullness.”
On the second day that we were in LaVictoire, there was a funeral service taking place in the church while we were working in the lot next door. We were right next to the building, the windows were wide open; we could see and hear everything. We were working in the rock line again that morning. The rock passing had a steady rhythm to it. I swung back around just in time to sigh loudly at having to receive yet another rock that I could barely pick up! We all had cuts and bruises all over our arms, not to mention a few smashed fingers or toes.” The remainder of Hilary’s account will appear in the next newsletter. The best is yet to come! Go to VineMinistry.org for some pictures of the LaVictoire trip.
Prayer requests: Continue to pray for Marie St. Amour.
Pray for Pastor Daniel Telfort and his family. They are hoping to bring their daughter Hadassa to Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital for an evaluation. They are also expecting their second child in July.
Pray for our brothers and sisters at Vine Church.
Pray for me (Evelyn) as I have several tests on May 9 regarding health issues.
Vine Ministry recently received a gift from Pat Berhman in memory of her husband, Richard, who went to his heavenly home in March.
THANK YOU to each of you who pray for and give to Vine Ministry. We are so blessed to have you as part of our team.
March contributions: General Fund : 100% of budget
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Rocks were dumped outside the wall. They were brought by ox cart in preparation of the new foundation.