We have great news! A special work has been moving forward on the property of our main church compound in Petite-Anse. Orphan’s Promise Ministry, headed up by Terry Meeuwsen of Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been working on a special project that’s very dear to our hearts. Many of you know how we have labored to feed hungry students in three of our schools for years. Just providing hot meals two days a week was a challenge that took great faith to continue. Many of you joyfully set your hands to the task of helping us feed these kids.
We believe the Lord has now honored that step of faith and brought others alongside us to help lighten this load. In another week, a new kitchen will be completed, equipped with eight burners which will enable our cooks to work more quickly and put out hot meals once again for our students. Up until now, the feeding program has been on hold. The money is still in the feeding account. It just wasn’t enough, however, to get the program up and running, as well as sustain it. But now, there is a plan in motion to enable our kids to eat FIVE days a week instead of two. This is definitely a God thing!
A year’s supply of food has already been purchased and another ministry is presently working the kinks out to get it shipped to Haiti. Our workers have already cleared out a huge depot here at the Sainte-Philomène compound where the food will be safely stored. Would you please pray with us that all these details will be worked out quickly and that nothing will keep this work from moving forward? Thank you, Orphans Promise for looking upon Rehoboth Ministries and helping to strengthen our hands.
Here’s a picture of the team that was just here on Monday to inspect the progress of the kitchen. Standing to Dana’s right is Beth Meadows and Abigail Anderson. Another member of the team was Yuri Kohmyak (taking the photo.) It was a great encouragement to have them come and visit.
On another note, one of our dear friends and workers has stepped out in faith to start a business of selling peanut butter. His name is Emmanuel, but his nickname is Manno. We have been wanting to help Manno start this business for a very long time, but have not had any extra funds after paying salaries for the schools and churches. Manno stepped out in faith and is paying someone else so he may use his machine. Today, he brought a jar of peanut butter (“mamba”) to us and it was wonderful. I (Dana) had told Manno I didn’t want to buy the peanut butter that’s made here in Haiti. It’s full of vegetable oil and very unhealthy. I asked him if he could not just crush the peanuts and make peanut butter with the oil from the peanuts. “I will be your first customer if you do that,” I told him.
We are so proud of Manno for taking the initiative to get this work going. We are asking you if you would like to strengthen Manno’s hands and help him buy his own machine? He would save so much more money if he didn’t have to pay to use someone else’s.
Cost: $700 US
Also if you are in living in Cap-Haitian, I would love to put you in contact with our brother so you can buy some of what I call “Mamba Manno” (Manno’s Peanut Butter).