President Michel Martelly left office on 7 February after a very successful five-year term. Unfortunately, due to failed elections, his place has been left void until an interim President can be voted in. Then, a second round of elections (hopefully) will reveal who Haiti’s next President will be. Many prayers are needed for a divided Haiti at this time. This doesn’t phase the work of Rehoboth Ministries, however. We see the work of discipleship, leadership training, and planting churches is needed more than ever. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/haiti/article58852223.html
As if Chikungunya wasn’t enough, there is now a new mosquito-related virus in Haiti. Anuz, the lady who hand washes our clothes stayed home on Monday due to a fever and a swollen foot. Fortunately, she was back at work yesterday and is doing fine. I (Dana) have had a mad itch for the last three days which I feel is Zika-related. But, then one never knows. Hopefully, it’s almost finished running its course. http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Zika-virus-reaches-Haiti_48715
On a more positive note, Congratulations to our son, John! John just spent three months translating his first book for a non-profit in Florida that helps mentor Haitian entrepreneurs. The book was translated into both French and Haitian Creole. https://www.facebook.com/ColibriTranslate/
Help From a Friend
John also enlisted the aid of Gary St-Vil and Gary was able to profit as well. John and Gary grew up as playmates and John was Gary’s best man in his wedding. Gary is finishing up his last year of Bible School and John is one of his professors. Amazing how their futures have intertwined!
Congratulations John and Gary on your hard work. Colibri Translation Services is off to a great start!
We have had nonstop rain for the last week. Today, the sun has shown its face and I’ve come downtown to get this post up. As usual, when it rains it rains too much and many folks are left sweeping the mud and debris from their homes. Since it’s rainy season and mosquitos are out, would you please remember those here who are suffering? Also, due to the rains and the fact that it’s Mardi Gras season, the schools were closed this week meaning our school kids didn’t get to eat all this past week.