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How can you pray for HCM?

We believe in the power of prayer, so we want to give you a few specific ways that you can be praying for HCM and Haiti this month:

April 3, 2017

We ask you to please pray…

1. Please pray for the visiting teams serving at HCM in the upcoming month. They will be serving through energy solutions, English instruction, VBS, and other projects.

2. We are thankful for the work of the Los Alamos team last week. In addition to their work on the water system, they purchased 80 trees to be planted at the HCM Village of Faith and the HCM main campus. Deforestation is a huge challenge in the Fonds-Parisien area, so these trees will bring new life.

3. We praise God for the work of the surgery team that served in the Higgins Brothers Surgicenter in March. They performed an astonishing 85 surgeries!

February 20, 2017

We ask you to please pray…

1. For the HCM churches and their pastors. We pray God will continue to use them to reach the lost and that the church body and individuals in it will continue to mature in their relationships with God and with one another.

2. For the expansion project, that God will provide the funds and manpower to complete the project and that all who enter its doors will know the love of Christ and the grace He offers.

3. For our staff facing personal struggles:
– For Bossicot, Director of Education, who lost his mother recently. Please pray for the whole family that they may know peace in this difficult time.
– For Durony, Prinicple of the Fonds-Parisien High School and Director of the Translation School. His wife is very sick. We pray for healing. Please keep her, Durony, and their children in your prayers.

Praise Report

Last month, we asked for your prayer for the upcoming medical and sports ministry teams. These trips proved to be very successful!

– The soccer coach training was received eagerly by nearly 60 coaches from PIF and from communities across Haiti. The coaches applied themselves to the lessons in the mornings and the kids camp in the afternoons. They were so excited to receive their certificates at the end of the training.

– The medical team did excellent work alongside our medical staff holding mobile clinics in some of HCM’s communities.

Thank you for your prayers! Please continue to pray for the teams that will serve at HCM in the upcoming months. 

January 20, 2017

Thank you for your prayers and partnership during 2016. We are so thankful for the many blessings from God this past year. We saw great development in our medical ministry and sustainability projects and growth in our churches.

We are excited to begin a new year and continue the work that God has entrusted to us. As we begin 2017, we ask you to pray with us…

  • For our leaders as they begin a new year and seek God’s guidance for HCM.
  • For the success of our 2017 projects and goals, including the church expansion.
  • For strengthened partnerships with churches and for new partner churches to come alongside us in our work.
  • For the medical, sports, and ministry teams serving at HCM in the upcoming weeks and months.

We have outlined some of our key goals for 2017. Please pray with us that these can be realized.
In 2017, we will…

  1. Expand the Fonds-Parisien church building to accommodate the growing church body and to host the annual HCM Convention.
  2. See 500 surgeries performed in the new Higgins Brothers Surgicenter for Hope, incorporating Haitian providers and visiting surgeons. .
  3. Repair and improve the roofs at our Fonds-Parisien school.
  4. Strengthen existing partnerships and add to our number of supporting churches.

December 2016

Thank you for all of your prayers, love, and support surrounding Hurricane Matthew. We so appreciate you standing with us. This storm created some huge needs throughout Haiti and we are striving to meet these needs the best we can. The nation is still recovering and is going to be rebuilding for years to come. Please continue to pray for all those affected by Hurricane Matthew. We also asked that you be praying for all those at HCM and elsewhere as they work to bring relief and rebuild after this terrible storm.

Please keep our in-country staff in your prayers that they may finish the year strong and enjoy a nice Christmas with the families.

As we approach 2017, we ask you to pray for the leaders of HCM as they prepare to enter the new year seeking God’s guidance for the mission.

 

Urgent: October 3, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has been making its way toward Haiti and the surrounding nations for the past few days.  This category 4 hurricane poses a huge threat to the already fragile nation of Haiti. With the strength of the storm not easing up, we thank you for your ceaseless prayers and ask for your continued prayers.  We ask you to pray for these specific things:

  • For the safety of everyone in-country who will be effected by the storm
  • For the continued preparation
  • For funding to come in
  • For our leadership team as they make decisions concerning the best relief strategies
  • That God shines His light in this dark time and that hearts would be transformed

September 2016:

Please pray… 

  1. For the students and teachers as they return to school. May they have a wonderful year of learning and growing.
  2. For the Prophete family as they mourn the passing of Lynda Prophete. 
  3. For each of the ministries featured this month:
     – Women’s Ministry: That the women of Fonds-Parisien and our other churches may continue to find joy, peace, and strength in Christ. 
     – Children’s Ministry: That the kids may know the grace and love that Christ offers and learn to follow him in their own life.
     – Youth In Action: That the youth this ministry reaches will seek Christ in all they do and grow to be strong, Christian leaders in their community. 
     – The Leaders of these Ministries: That they may continue to follow Christ’s lead in their work and be his light to those they serve. 

Praises: 

  1. Last month, we asked for your help in starting a 13th grade program at our Fonds-Parisien school. We are so excited to announce that we reached our goal of $10,000. We want to give a special thanks to Chris and Debbie Woodard and Don and Dorothy Kimball for their generous gifts. Thank you to all who answered this call.
  2. We are thankful for another busy summer of visiting teams. We were blessed by so many teams and are so grateful for all the love, support, and service that they offered us. 

August 2016:

Please pray… 

  1. For the creation of the 13th grade program. We are trusting God that the funds will come in and we will be able to provide these students with this final step of their education.
  2. Please pray for the students that they will study hard and find success in their final year of education.

July 2016:

Please pray… 

  1. For the upcoming convention. Please keep in your prayers those leading the sessions and serving the visitors as well as those hearing the message and traveling long distances.  We pray for hearts to be open to the Gospel and the message spoken, for relationships to be strengthened, and for lives to be changed and renewed.

June 2016:

Please pray… 

  1. For changes happening in the education program, that God will provide the resources needed to meet the requirements set by the ministry.
  2. For safety for our visiting teams during the busy summer season.
  3. For the upcoming convention, that lives will be touched and renewed.
  4. For Youth In Action, our Friday night youth program. For its leaders and the youth it serves.  
Upcoming Events:
 
  • July 13-17 – HCM Convention
  • July 31 – Dedication of Fonds-Verrettes Church
  • August 12 – Dedication of the Higgins Brothers’ Surgicenter of Hope

May 2016:

Please pray… 

  1. For safety for our visiting teams as we approach the busy season.
  2. For safety during travel in country. With the increase in rain and a loss of one of the major bridges outside of Port-au-Prince, traffic is worse than normal. 
  3. For our church leaders as they prepare for the annual convention taking place in July.
  4. For Play It Forward, our sports ministry program, that people are reached with the Gospel and the community is built up through the interschool tournament over the next few weeks. For peace during the ongoing delay in elections.
Praises:
 
  1. We are so thankful and excited that we were able to acquire the necessary ingredient for our peanut butter and distribute it to children in need.
  2. Pastor Prophete completed another great seminar on translation and interpretation. 

April 2016:

Please pray… 

  1. For peace during the ongoing delay in elections.
  2. For the family of Mrs. Senel, a deaconess and long time member of the Fonds-Parisien church, as she went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly. Read about her impact on the mission and the community here
  3. For health and safety of our staff in-country as well as visiting teams.
  4. For Pastor Etienne’s health. His legs are still heavy but are no longer painful.
Praises:
 
  1. Thank you for your prayers last month for the visiting surgical team. They had a successful week, seeing over 60 patients. Read the full update below.
  2. The Los Alamos team also had a productive visit. They worked with the campus electrician, Guito, to get some solar panels up and working. We are thankful for the team’s service at the campus and at the refugee camp and also for Pastor Doug sharing a message with the Fonds-Parisien congregation.
  3. Worthy, Gilbert’s daughter, has healed real well from her tonsillitis after the surgery performed by Dr. Clintick in Joplin, MO. Gilbert and his wife thank the Joplin group for their labor of love.
Updates:
  1. The peanut butter factory is producing, but one rare item is still needed to make it more efficient for undernourished children.
  2. Sylvio Joseph will have his church dedicated in July. Its partner church, Kirkwood Road Christian Church, will be represented.
  3. The April preachers’ workshop conducted by Pastors Ceasar, John (from Bethel Church), Etienne Prophete, Jonas Dorlus and Rosicler Maurice went really well.
  4. We want to thank Bethel Church for donating chairs to the mission for the pastoral training. 
  5. Kerby has almost completed the renovation of the outpatient clinic designed to be used in the treatment of HIV patients.

March 2016:

Please pray… 

  1. For wisdom for the Los Alamos team coming to HCM the last week of March to work on energy solutions. Also forGeorge Frank, who will be heading up this new endeavor. 
  2. For the surgical teamled by Dr. Higgins the first week of April. Pray for successful surgeries and a week of healing, both physically and spiritually.
  3. For increasedawareness and supportof our sponsorship program and for new sponsors to take up the call.
  4. For our upcoming pastor training seminarin April, led by Bethel Church. Pray that our pastors can beencouraged and empowered to continue faithfully serving their congregations.
  5. For Pastor Etienne Prophete, founder of HCM, who is struggling with pain in his legs. 
  6. For health and safetyof our staff in-country as well as visiting teams.
  7. Please continue to pray for peace during the ongoing delay in elections.

Praises:

We had a very successful sponsorship drive at Kingsway Christian Church in Avon, IN. Thank you to all who stepped forward to sponsor our students!

 

 

 

February 2016:

Please pray… 

  1. For Christ for All Hospital as we enter into a new chapter of medical ministry. Pray for our doctors, nurses, and hospital staff as they undergo training and for Benson Mathieu as he guides our hospital into this new program.
  2. For increased support and awareness to be raised on behalf of the work being done at HCM.
  3. For strength for our staff in Haiti as they work tirelessly serving those in need.
  4. For health and safety of our staff in-country as well as visiting teams.
  5. For peace during the continued delay in elections.

 

 

January 2016:

Prayer Needs: 

  1. Pray for Boss Charles as he mourns the loss of his mother.
  2. Pray for our pastors who are striving to help their communities despite many challenges.

Praises: 

  1. We are thankful for Dr. Ted Higgins and all his hard work to make the surgical suite a reality.
  2. We give thanks for the partnership with Mission of Hope to help us feed 3,800 students daily.
  3. After our request last month, we received a peanut butter mixer and funds to ship it to Haiti and help with production. We are thrilled and excited!

 

 

December 2015:

Prayer Needs: 

  1. Please pray for the upcoming 42nd year of HCM.
  2. Pray for Pastor Etienne Prophete as he will have eye surgery on Dec. 23rd.
  3. Pray for Pastor Dorlus whose sister-in-law passed away from cancer last week leaving behind three sons. Dorlus’ brother passed away two years ago, so now Dorlus and Bruny will be taking care of the three boys. Please pray for strength.
  4. Pray for our staff who work diligently everyday. We are thankful for them.

Praises: 

  1. We are thankful for the unity within HCM this year and for the like-minded thinking in doing God’s work.
  2. We are thankful for all our supporters and the love and generosity they have shown us in 2015.

 

 

October 2015:

Prayer Needs: 

  1. Please pray for our new youth program which will be kicking off this Friday, October 23!
  2. Please pray for our in-country leaders as they begin to implement the concepts and methods from the CHE training.
  3. Pray for our team as we plan ways to expand our women’s ministry.

 

September 2015:

Answered Prayer! 

  • We asked you to pray for rain. God answered your prayers with several hours of rain in Fonds-Parisien and the surrounding mountains!

Give Thanks!

  • Hurricane Erika did not do much damage. Our campus was undamaged; however, the refugee camp where families are living in tents was flooded. Several men on our team distributed tarps to offer some relief.

Prayer Requests:

  1. Continue to pray for the refugees as they struggle to find new life here in Haiti.
  2. Pray for our students and teachers as they return to school next week.
  3. Pray for the pastoral training that will be held this week at the HCM campus.
  4. Pray for the HCM staff as we face many tasks this fall.

 

July 2015:

  1. Continue to pray for the border crisis and the Haitian people living in the DR.
  2. Pray for the Dominican and Haitian families that have grown close to these refugees and are offering assistance and standing up for justice.
  3. Pray for rain to bring relief from the drought. In the southeast mountains, people are suffering from dehydration.
  4. Pray for HCM to reach new heights during the next phase of our leadership and medical training.
  5. Pray for strength and courage for the staff in Haiti to keep up with God’s work.


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