Catching Up!

A Desire Fulfilled

This is my first post in over a month. My laptop began having problems and was sent to Florida for repairs. Unfortunately, after many attempts to salvage it, I had to resign myself to the need for a new one. Anyone who knows how much I use my laptop knows it serves as a major tool for myself and for the ministry. A friend of the ministry learned of my plight and ordered a brand new Macbook Pro for me just like the one I had. Today, it made it in on the plane! You can imagine how incredibly elated I am to have a brand new working laptop  and how grateful I am to have someone who would care so much about this need. Thank you so much, dear friend, and thank you Lord for placing it on his heart!

New Building

IMG_1809Our multipurpose building is going up at an incredibly fast pace. Our church people are on a spiritual high! Year after year, we would stretch our hands in the direction of the adjoining property and ask God to somehow provide a new building for us. Now, when we stretch our hands in the same direction, we see this amazing structure going up and it gives us goosebumps to see the actual dream becoming a reality. Thanks again to all of you who helped us pray and especially to Orphans Promise, Lifeline Ministry, and our very generous donors for supplying the means to do what we couldn’t do by ourselves.

Sewing Classes

We have begun a sewing class in Petite Anse to provide young men and women an opportunity to learn a trade. We have two sewing machines being shipped to us and four machines with treadles already here from former days. We are able to purchase Singer sewing machines here in Cap-Haitian for $210 US if someone would like to help us with this endeavor and change a young person’s life. Our goal is to have at least 50 machines. Thanks to the friends who have been shipping material to us so the students will have something to work with. We’ve taken the first step. Will you help us make this class a success?

Rehoboth Tax Receipts

Those of you who have been contributing to Rehoboth Ministries will be receiving your quarterly tax receipts once March is over. Most of them will come by an e-mail attachment except for the few givers who don’t use e-mail. I will post a note after I have sent them.

Portraits

Haiti is full of amazing testimonies of how God works in the lives of his people here. From time to time, I’ll be writing a segment called Portraits to give you a glimpse of how the Lord is working in the lives of people that we work with on a regular basis. In spite of tremendous odds of growing up in a poverty stricken nation where one would think that Murphy’s Law is the norm, there are those who have risen above the storm and are living testimonies of what God’s grace can do in one’s life. There are others who are still standing and believing God for a breakthrough after serving Him faithfully for years. You can look forward to a portrait in my next post.

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2 thoughts on “Catching Up!

  1. So much happy news, Dana! My heart swelled with joy and vicarious joy as I read this post. I love knowing that our heavenly Father is giving you the desires of your hearts. Maggie

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