Click to view a video update as we reach one year since Hurricane Matthew destroyed much of the Grand Anse' region. Though the past year has been challenging, it has reminded us of God's continual provision and love for his people. We are privileged to serve in the Jeremie area and blessed that we can live the difference with these communities.
We have been working hard to collaborate this summer with short-term teams, other missions organizations, leaders and communities throughout the Grand Anse region. Much of this teamwork was on display this past month! Read below to see just a few things that have been on our hearts and minds the past few weeks!
It was an exciting few days this month to host David Wiedis and his wife, Miho to teach our Leadership Conference. It was a revealing time to dive into ruling passions that control our lives without the knowledge of many of us. Drawing from the lives of Peter and Paul, it gave each staff member to see motives and problem-solving in the first church and give a chance to reflect on what drives each of us; whether we are pastors, teachers, security guards or kitchen staff.
It was a privilege to welcome New Song Community Church to our mission in Jeremie for the first time this month! This group of 21 passionate individuals worked in the summer heat for a week to partner with us in roofing fifteen homes in the St. Helene and Sou Platon zones in Jeremie, re-install the water collection system at Madam Joel's orphanage in Chambellan, paint and install chalk boards at Te Wouj School and much more. Our staff fell in love with this fun, serving team, and it was a blessing to host them.
We have completed several bathrooms for communities in Sou Platon, Caracolie and Bonbon. Through these, we foster public sanitation, health, and build relationships in new communities with the help of their own leaders!
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 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!
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!
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!