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HBM Midyear Update

It is hard to believe that we are reaching the middle of 2017 already.  The past six months have been busy times of rebuilding and new growth for HBM, and it is a blessing to look back to celebrate and reflect on the first half of 2017.  Click through the pictures below to get a recap of 2017!

God has been using and stretching both the staff and teams at HBM this year, and we eagerly await what He has in store for us in the following months.  Our discipleship course is getting kickstarted in just a few weeks by a Leadership Conference led by Dave Wiedis of Serving Leaders Ministries.  
There are also more projects ahead that you can come alongside us at HBM to reach out in our communities as we continue a year of rebuilding in Jeremie, Haiti.

Summer is Here!

Summer is an exciting season, packed full of outreach and opportunities for growth!  We look forward with great expectations of what God will do in this season as we welcome a medical team, several construction teams, Dave Wiedis for a Leadership Conference with our staff and much more!  Join us in praying for His leading, divine appointments and hearts open to receive Him!

 

We are so grateful as the school year finishes that we have a new building for our students and teachers!  The doors and floor of the school building are the final pieces needed to really complete the classrooms and make the school secure.  The students are having class in the building, but must perch on benches that totter on gravel and rubble that is the floor now.  The total cost of the floor and doors is $5,000, and if you feel led, you can click the donate button above to give any amount to the school floor or doors (under Category, choose "General" and in the comments section, simply type, "School Construction.").

We are so grateful as the school year finishes that we have a new building for our students and teachers!  The doors and floor of the school building are the final pieces needed to really complete the classrooms and make the school secure.  The students are having class in the building, but must perch on benches that totter on gravel and rubble that is the floor now.  The total cost of the floor and doors is $5,000, and if you feel led, you can click the donate button above to give any amount to the school floor or doors (under Category, choose "General" and in the comments section, simply type, "School Construction.").

Thank you all for your prayers during the past month for the Stockeland Family.  Both Mark and Lacey were hospitalized for several days in Florida, but praise God, they are back at their home in Pennsylvania and on the road to recovery!  They are both still weak, but are resting and mending by God's grace before returning to Haiti.  Your continued prayers for their health are appreciated.

The Stones have returned to Haiti from their sabbatical, and you can read a short recap of their experience by clicking here.  They would like to thank everyone for the prayers during this time of rest.  They are ready to jump back into ministry in Haiti!

Father's Day is fast approaching!  June 18th is Father's Day, and if you are at a loss as to what to give as a gift to the person who raised you, let us help!  Get them a gift that counts by donating to Haiti Bible Mission in their honor, and we will take care of the rest!  Make a donation of any amount in his honor, and we will send him a postcard for Father's Day, reminding him how important he is!  Simply follow these steps to give your father the gift of hope for others: Click the button at the top to donate!  On the donation page, choose "Father's Day" from the dropdown category menu.  Put your father's mailing address in the comments section. We will then mail your father a postcard telling him how great he is (and how much you care with your gift) before Father's Day!

Father's Day is fast approaching!  June 18th is Father's Day, and if you are at a loss as to what to give as a gift to the person who raised you, let us help!  Get them a gift that counts by donating to Haiti Bible Mission in their honor, and we will take care of the rest!  Make a donation of any amount in his honor, and we will send him a postcard for Father's Day, reminding him how important he is!  Simply follow these steps to give your father the gift of hope for others:

Click the button at the top to donate!  On the donation page, choose "Father's Day" from the dropdown category menu.  Put your father's mailing address in the comments section.

We will then mail your father a postcard telling him how great he is (and how much you care with your gift) before Father's Day!

Te Wouj Roof Team

Heavy rains at the start of their trip could not keep our first team of the year down!  The joint team from Grace Bible Church, Providence Community Church and Houston, Texas all came together to do much more than get a huge start on the roof at Te Wouj School.  The first three days of their trip was plagued with rain, making the river too high to cross, but they made good use of their time by replacing the water pump on the compound, putting a roof on a home at the Point, making signs for our school classrooms and more!  And after all this, they still went to the school during the last half of their trip to get many of the beams up.  This will enable our staff to easily finish the roof as the weather allows, and we are so grateful for their hard work and relentless cheerful hearts.

Happy Fourth Anniversary, Providence, Jeremie!

We shared a special celebration on Sunday with our own church plant at the Point, in downtown Jeremie.  The church was literally filled to overflowing as so many people came to celebrate in a five-hour service on Sunday morning!  These people are so precious and helped to make this church celebration memorable.  They are the church body, and the bride of Christ, Hallelujah!

One Powerful God

We are excited to announce that, through our partnership with Mission of Hope:  Haiti, we were able to complete roofing 175 homes in Bonbon!  Many lives have been helped physically by the shelter a roof provides since the Hurricane destroyed so much, but even more importantly, the Gospel has been shared and people have been cared for spiritually in this community as a result.  This is cause for celebrating our powerful God!  Our partnership with Mission of Hope continues as we join forces to put roofs on even more homes in the heart of Jeremie.  We are excited to see what God has in store as we continue to build relationships both in Jeremie and in Bonbon.

Te Wouj Community

School continues in Te Wouj, and the students are excited to receive the first letters from their sponsors since the Hurricane!  It means a lot to students to know there is someone cheering them on from so far away!  The school building construction continues and is nearly ready for a roof.  It will be a huge blessing to our teachers to get out from under tarps back into a real classroom again.  Please pray that the construction continues to its completion quickly, and within budget.
Our students also received new shoes recently!  Thank you to all who helped to get these kids into some stable footwear!

The homes pictured below have housed two families at the Point in Jeremie for some time, and have been identified by our church community as some of the people being in the biggest need in the area.  God connected us with the ability to help give these families a new start by means of a new home!  We are so thankful to have this opportunity to bless these families and encourage the community.

God is good!

Time to Play!

Our staff take many opportunities to share the love of Christ through their actions, and a great way to do that is through sports.  As many know, basketball is a favorite pastime of many at HBM, so what better way to build relationships and extend grace than on the court!  We are thankful for our friends in the community, as we make new ones almost every day.  God is good!

Relief Distribution Continues

Due to the assistance from HaitiOne and Mission of Hope partners, we continue to distribute relief supplies and food to those in need in the community.  Our staff work hard to determine who has the most need, as many in their communities look to them for support and aid.  It is a blessing to see how eagerly they work to tangibly share God's love to those around them.

Rebuilding

Homes continue to be finished and roofed in the communities of Te Wouj and in Bonbon!  Thanks to hardworking people who we can supply with a job in the community and support from sponsors, these students and their families will stay dry in the next rainstorm!  Building homes for our students and their families in Te Wouj that were destroyed in the Hurricane not only provides them with adequate shelter, it also gives us the opportunity to build stronger relationships with them and share with them how God cares for them, His children.