His Heart for Haiti

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English Church and Kreyol Christmas Letters

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We cleared out the "garage" and had English church this month! The people closest to the back are neighboring missionaries, and in front of them is part of the work team!

We cleared out the “garage” and had English church this month! The people closest to the back are neighboring missionaries, and in front of them is part of the work team!

English church. We alternate with the missionaries in Bonne Fin holding an English church service every month. In the States, people are used to hearing 8-12 English services every month…we just hear one (anything else is definitely going to be Kreyol)! Last weekend was our turn again in Les Cayes and we enjoyed hosting a group of about 75. This consisted of the missionaries in Bonne Fin and the work team (Rockville, Connecticut) and visiting minister they brought, and the other local missionaries that like to be included. We use the carport between our houses to set up chairs and Bonne Fin uses the benches in their waiting room for services.

Following our worship service we shared a meal together. Much of that is planned months in advance as we purchase food in the States, but many ingredients can be purchased locally as well. It is a very special time and many linger and help clean up and share the evening as well. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20

Hundreds and hundreds of Christmas letters are getting produced this month!

Hundreds and hundreds of Christmas letters are getting produced this month! The left sides are ready with the Kreyol message and next they will be individually translated into English!

Kreyol Christmas letters. The past two to three weeks at Child Care have been filled with rooms of children writing Christmas letters to their sponsors! They write a rough draft, get it proofed and edited, and then fill in the left side of the letter with their Christmas message in Kreyol. Later it gets translated into English in the column next to it. Hopefully the whole stack will be ready to mail out to get to their sponsors by Christmas!

The desks and benches have been absolutely filled some days with kids writing letters!

The desks and benches have been absolutely filled some days with kids writing letters!

Working hard to express his feelings and best wishes.

Working hard to express his feelings and best wishes.

Waiting in line for letter editing!

Waiting in line for letter editing!

Patiently waiting and having a little fun too!

Patiently waiting and having a little fun with us too!

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Author: Mike + Susie

Missionaries in Les Cayes Haiti

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