Dear reader, my heart is filled with joy at the opportunity to share my testimony with you.
I am Pastor Dieudonné Jasmin. I am married to Edith and we have three children (Viaud-Murat, Rouley, and Rose-Kiarah). I was born in a village in Haiti called Plaisance to a family that did not know Jesus. When I was growing up, there was no one in my family, on either my mother’s or my father’s side, who was a Christian.
When I was 10 years old, my brother and my sister got very sick and died during the same week. My father was also in the hospital at the time, sick with an undiagnosed disease. My little brother and I also got sick around the same time and had to join our father in the hospital. Next, my oldest brother came down with an illness. It was he who first heard the message of the Gospel, and he accepted Christ as his Savior. I came to realize at that time that Christ was my only hope and I accepted Jesus, too. My entire family eventually came to faith — even my father, who previously had never wanted anything to do with the Gospel — and one by one, every one of us was healed. My mother and my four brothers and two sisters all came under Christ’s healing wings.
When I was converted at age 10, the Lord let me know in my heart of hearts that I would one day be a pastor. As a child, I even began to act like a pastor, and people jokingly began referring to me as such. When I got a bit older, I moved from Plaisance to Cap-Haitien to go to secondary school and then to vocational school. It wasn’t until I enrolled in Bible school that I really felt that I was coming into my own. After I finished Bible school, our church sent me out to be a church planter in Belle-Hôtesse, a coastal town about 45 minutes away, and once again, I felt that I’d found my place. We’ve been partnering with Jesus in Belle-Hôtesse for about four years now. We have now planted a church and founded a school called the “Rehoboth Institute of Belle-Hôtesse.” God is accomplishing many things through our ministry in this town. I would ask anyone reading this to pray for me and my family and the work that the Lord is doing here.