We had a wonderful 2-day visit from the Mercy Chefs team based out of Virginia Beach, VA. Gary Leblanc, founder and President of Mercy Chefs came with 4 other members of his team to install a water treatment system donated to Rehoboth Ministries. Unfortunately, two drivers who were bringing the system over from the Dominican Republic couldn’t get to Haiti in time to make the installment. The same rains that pounded Haiti for weeks on end wreaked havoc in the Dominican too. When they arrived to Monte Cristi, the road was impassable and they had to turn around. The Mercy Chefs team flew out on Saturday. They will send a team back to do that installation work for us in a few weeks. In spite of that disappointment, we had a wonderful time of fellowship with the 5-member team. They also installed water treatment systems in missions located in the south of Haiti where Hurricane Matthew did its greatest damage.
Our good friend and a great supporter of our ministry, Richard Baker, is also on the board of Mercy Chefs and we were thrilled that he was able to come as well. “Bake” as we know him and his wife, Linda, have done an unfathomable amount of giving towards our feeding program. We visited our main compound in Petite-Anse while the team was here so they could see the program in action. Bake also ministered to our leaders on Saturday morning. He shared scriptures and told his testimony of how he got saved, how the Lord helped him start his real-estate business and how the Lord has worked deeply in his life. He encouraged our leaders to love one another and labor to build each other up. It was a powerful time in the Lord and our leaders were deeply moved. They gathered around Bake and prayed for him afterwards.
We thank the Mercy Chefs for their wonderful visit and look forward to their return. I guess we were having too much fun because I forgot to get a picture! But, you can click on the link and read all about their wonderful ministry. It was easy to hear the hearts of these men as they spoke. They have made multiple trips to Haiti, but this was their first visit to the north. We are looking forward to their return.