June 2018 update fro Haiti Bible MissionRead More
Hello from Jeremie, Haiti!
It was a fun and adventurous April and May here at Haiti Bible Mission.
Moses Lake Presbyterian Church spent a week with us at the beginning of April. They hiked daily to built the roof on our church plant in the countryside of Kolimon. The ladies stayed back a few days and helped organize things at the compound and prepare some lessons for our Te Wouj school children. They also spent time playing with and loving on the missionary kids on our compound. We appreciate them and look forward to their return!
We had an extreme hiking team at the end of April that took the challenge head on and embarked on an 8 hour hike to a town called Fon Kochon, that sees very few people outside of themselves. Parts of the hike were so difficult that team mates had to crawl on their hands and knees to get up the mountainside! When they arrived, the team distributed much needed food and tarps and also covered a roof from a home that had lost its roof over a year ago during hurricane Matthew. They shared the gospel with the people and lived life with them for 2 days. We always appreciate this team and the sacrifices they make to love on the people in this very special community.
May has been a month to concentrate on our staff training and development! We have had such a blast celebrating and spending time pouring into our incredible leaders. The entire HBM staff is taking English classes twice a week and have been sharpening their skills so they can speak and interact more with our teams! We have spent time showing our staff how to do different tasks around the compound with excellence. The staff have also been involved in food distributions all over the city. During the second week of June, as a whole staff, we will spend concentrated time studying the book of Nehemiah together and talking about how we as individuals can contribute to and ensure the success of the entire team- also setting goals and standards as an HBM Family!
We have also made a significant change on the HBM compound’s basketball court. We repainted the court and backboards and had a local artist come in to paint the Haitian flag in the center. It is gorgeous! We can’t wait to see each of you, come spend time with us again soon!
The Story of Renous
Please watch this video as it highlights the heartbeat and vision of HBM. Investing in leaders that will own and shape the future of Haiti is what drives us. In order to help leaders like Renous and our other 29 world-changers, we need $250 a month for each one. We would love to have you partner with us by committing to monthly support of any amount. Working together, we can make a difference and see this country changed.
Please join us in a day of prayer
Tomorrow, March 21st, is HBM's Quarterly Day of Prayer. We believe prayer is the cornerstone of our ministry and that our growth and effectiveness as a ministry is dependent on humbly bringing our needs before God. We also believe that the heartbeat of HBM is our relationships...the relationships with those we serve in Haiti, and also our relationships with YOU, our prayer partners and financial supporters. We ask that tomorrow you set aside time to pray specifically for some of our needs, but we want you to know that we value you and the needs that are present and real in your life right now as well. While you are praying for us, we desire to be praying for you. It would be our honor and joy to intercede before our Father for you. If there is a prayer need you would like us as a ministry to be lifting up for you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some ways you can be praying for our ministry and staff...
- Pray for God's favor and blessing in not only Jeremie, but wherever we do projects and share the gospel
- Pray for travel safety for visiting groups
- Pray for increased support so we can meet our budget and go above and beyond in our generosity
- Pray for continued growth in our leaders
- Pray for more people to come to know Christ
- Pray that the HBM staff will abide in Christ
- Pray for strength and unity in HBM staff marriages and families
Thank you for all of your prayers, support, and contributions so far this year. We wouldn't be the ministry we are today without God bringing us partners like you!