I will be in Haiti when you read this. I am joining our team of 25 other Oasis-ers for what I believe will be one of our most important trips yet. Not only will we be ministering in the St. Marc area to our partners there (where your Bike for Haiti Gifts underwrite the Seminary that trains Haitian pastors), but our folks will be building bunks for their new guest house along with other jobs. From there, our team will go to the orphanage where your giving to Bike for Haiti sponsors 40 children, from food, water and clothing to their education. Our team will do a Haitian Style Tidal Wave for the kids there on Thursday. Thursday night, we will drive about 2 1/2 hours north toward Cap Haitian to the city of Pignon where another one of our Partners has churches, schools and many ministries. On Friday, our team will prepare and then — led by Lily and her Tiaras' team — have the first International Tiaras for the girls of Pignon. This is going to be one of the most moving services I think I will ever experience as the young Haitian girls are going to be taught of their value to God and then crowned with their own Tiara as a daughter of the King.
A weary team will then board the bus at 4 a.m.Saturday morning and cross muddy roads and rivers without bridges to make their flight back to the USA, with changed hearts and hearts full of love for the Haitian people. I will be staying through Sunday in order to meet with Ephraim and continue to plan for our first Mission Store in Haiti that will open in August as another way to support our Bike for Haiti partners. I can't wait to bring you updates on that. Your giving to the Mission Store has made this possible.
Why am I sharing this with you first as Prayer partners? I want you to know the details so you are able to pray for our team. Pray not only that God will use them greatly but also protect them on the roads of Haiti. They will be doing a lot of traveling in the next several days.
Just as they did in the New Testament since the Apostle Paul’s first Missionary Journey, we should be doing today: praying for our missionaries. In this case, praying for your short-term missionary team to Haiti.
Acts 13:2 One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.” 3 So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way.
Thank you for being my Prayer Partners. I am so grateful for your prayers.
Oasis Church From Haiti
Posted on Wed, August 6, 2014