Partners in the Gospel

partner-management“There are plenty of souls right here in North Carolina that need saving,” my friend said. Her scowl told me she had serious doubts about such a drastic move in my life – moving to Haiti. Not only would she miss me, but she was genuinely concerned for my well being.

“I’m going to leave those souls for you,” I said with a grin. That was thirty-one years ago.

My friend’s fears were well-founded. In fact, we couldn’t have fathomed in a million years the difficulties we would face head-on. Life in Haiti is certainly not a walk in the park. It’s also not for the fainthearted. It’s a good thing the Lord doesn’t give us a glimpse of our whole future before we’re ready for it. Otherwise, the future could have kept us from following what Robert Frost called “the road less travelled.”

On June 13, Prit and I will celebrate thirty-three years of married life together. Thirty-one-and-a-half of those years have been spent on the mission field in Haiti. I am so thankful for all the Lord has taught us and for how he has preserved us. I believe we can safely say that we have a good track record. There were many occasions when it would have seemed perfectly normal for us to pack up our bags and move home, but we couldn’t disobey the Lord’s leading. With his help we have remained in the trenches.

For this reason, we are asking for your help. If you haven’t pledged to help this ministry prayerfully and financially, would you pray seriously about doing so? The work is great and we can’t do it alone. Would you partner with us so that we can continue the work he has called us to do?

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  1. Dear Prit and Dana, Congratulations on your anniversary this week. How are you planning to celebrate?! If you were in Cap-Haitian, you might go to the Christophe for rum raisin ice cream and maybe lunch but what do you do stateside? I remember well your emphatic words that summer, Dana,every time we walked up to Prit’s bed, ” there’s the love of my life”. And, thanks to God’s mercy and the power of His word and faith in it, you still have your life together.

    We were actually just in Oregon for a few days holiday on the coast. Came back refreshed, had wonderful service yesterday; lots of young people and families. Corey and Erin are doing great job and we are finding our way in this transition year too. Still a pinch financially with both of us on salary but it will get easier as the new believers learn to tithe and give as the old core continues to do.

    How I wish we could host you again. Mary and Ben are doing well, busy with spring planting and grooming their beautiful gardens. Remember our barbecue at their place? Yesterday, our precious granddaughter , Arwen ( almost 12) joined the worship team in background vocals. She was standing on a little stool. My heart was bursting.

    Bless you dear friends, we miss you and think of you often. Sent from my iPad

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