This weekend we hosted an MFI Conference in our newly renovated conference room on the Sainte-Philomène compound. Pastor Bob and Sue MacGregor along with Pastor Phil and Judy Jaquith were our guest speakers. Pastor Bob is one of the Vice-Presidents of Ministers’ Fellowship International. The Jaquiths have been missionaries to Mexico for over 30 years. Each couple took turns Friday and Saturday sharing principles for a good marriage. Pastor Bob also shared about building strong families. He shared how imperative it is to have strong families in order to have strong churches. We were also blessed to have Daniel Stark, a member of Pastor Bob’s church, who came along for the visit as well.
Over 100 leaders attended the 2-day conference. They were very engaged in the teaching and later requested that a DVD be made available in order for them to use the teachings in their own local churches. It was a very rich time for us all and we sincerely thank the MacGregors and Jaquiths for such a wonderful impartation. This year, our own cooks prepared the meals for everyone. This is the first time we didn’t have to rent a conference room downtown and pay a hotel to prepare the meals. Thanks to Pastor Rollie Simmons’ church in Tacoma, WA, we were able to get the conference room ready in time for the MFI Conference.
Sunday morning, both Pastor Phil and Pastor Bob preached at our main church in Petite-Anse and their wives shared as well. Daniel shared a moving testimony concerning God speaking to him years ago that he would be coming to Haiti one day. This trip was the fulfillment of that word from the Lord and he was visibly moved as he shared this story with our church members. Afterwards, we took everyone to Cormier Plage (a beautiful beach area), where we enjoyed fresh seafood and a little relaxation before our guests flew out Monday morning.
It has truly been a blessed weekend. Prit, John, and I also immensely enjoyed the fellowship which is something missionaries greatly value. Thank you Ministers’ Fellowship International for sending some of your choicest servants!
Even though the conference is over, there is no slowing down for us. Wednesday we depart for the States and will be traveling all day until we reach Fayetteville around 8:00 p.m. Thursday morning, we will be on our way to West Virginia to arrive in plenty of time for Deb and Ben’s wedding on Saturday.
We’ve been reading the weather reports and know that the weather is pretty bad in some areas . Would you please pray for us, that we will not have any difficulty traveling from North Carolina to West Virginia for this special occasion?
This is just a reminder concerning the $20,000 challenge that has been set before us. We have just a little over three weeks to raise $20,000 in order for a fellow supporter to donate matching funds. Would you please pray that we will be able to raise these needed funds that will help us build our main church facility in Petite-Anse? Would you also ask the Lord if he wants you to be a part of this challenge?