The people of Haiti are an example of what determination and resilience look like. They embody the spirit of Moses in their stand against oppression, pushing back against the wave of violence and exemplifying the power of unity in the face of adversity. Through a movement called “Bwa Kale”, their collective cry, echoes God's words to Pharaoh, "Let my people go!" (Exodus 9:1). This movement has brought a temporary reprieve in gang activity, and for a moment we are witnessing how God is using His people to restore peace and stability is the streets of Haiti.
The courage of our brothers and sisters in places like Fonds-Parisien and Fonds-Cheval is a beacon of hope as we face the current road challenges. The logistics of delivering essential resources like food to communities remain difficult. However, guided by Christ's compassion when He said, "I have compassion for these people... I do not want to send them away hungry" (Matthew 15:32), with your prayers and financial support, we remain dedicated to fighting hunger and hardship.
As we get closer to the start of a new school year, we are grateful for the summer months and the chance they afford our students to grow in their relationship with God and with each other. We just wrapped up hosting our second annual teen retreat. We’ve also hosted organized Vacation Bible School (VBS), and implemented sporting activities through PIF (Play it Forward, our sports-focused ministry), among other initiatives. These events have turned our churches and schools into havens of joy and learning, filled with singing, soccer, and invaluable nutrition and education.
Looking ahead, we ask you to pray for the start of the 2023-2024 school year. We trust in God's plan and hope for safety and peace to be restored before our classrooms open their doors. We kindly ask for your prayers for our teachers, pastors, and the many souls they guide.
What happens in Haiti fuels the work of the staff in the States, including all the church visits that are happening this year. Recently, we experienced the joy of fellowship and prayer with our ministry partners at Christian Church of Broomfield just outside of Denver, Colorado. Their leadership and support are invaluable gifts for which we remain deeply grateful.
In the spirit of Proverbs 28:27, "Whoever gives to the poor will not want," we humbly ask for your continued prayers and support. United in Christ, we can face adversity and together make a world of difference.