We have an evangelist here for 2 weeks doing crusades and preaching multiple times a day in different tent cities and churches. This week Nicky has been working hard working his normal duties on the compound and having the crusade in the evening wearing him out, but to see over 200 who came to Christ the first week, we keep pressing on.
We have stopped our well drilling and things that might pull our focus and prayers from the crusade, so we can spread God's word, as we have been working the ground before the evangelist got here in tent cities where we drilled wells.
The kids have got into a routine with home school now, and that is a blessing. We have seen 3 families in the past 2 months who have left Haiti to get their kids schooling back on track as the mission field especially in Haiti draws the parents to compromise on family priorities and get burned out and kids schooling get behind.
I want to run this race as a marathon and not sprint ahead and loose focus of what our main goal is in raising our kids. God has allowed it to take 12 years for us to get to Haiti, full time, and in that has shown us how we need to have the prayer support and finical support to not be so over whelmed by many things pulling us away from ministry.
It is a full time job raising support to do ministry on the field as no one passes the plate for most missionaries each week, its many individuals giving to allow us to do our part in making disciples here. It would be a blessing to have individuals to help us get our support up to 100% by sharing us with others, doing a fund raiser each year, yard sale, car wash, walks for water, water grants, these all add up to Kingdom building and souls saved here, we can only drill wells when we have the funds to do it as is with all our ministries. Please pray and ask God how you may help with this. If your reading this you are probably already doing this because your invested in our lives and ministry. MANY TIMES IT FEELS AS IF WE HAVE HUNDREDS PRAYING FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO HELP US.
We thank you all for your prayers and support!
This a link to a video of our crusade ( a 40 second clip)
|Xander holding a boy at the crusade|
|Kristie and Ellie holding kids, Ellie has a big audience|
Safety and health
Had a great turn out for our crusade and 147 came to Christ in the tent cities where we drilled 2 wells 2 weeks ago
After 4 months we got a chance to get away as a family for 2 nights at a beach 1 hr away
That we keep our family close and time with our kids
Health and safety
For a towable boom lift to do high work
For our support as it has fallen since we came to Haiti
For reliable affordable internet