I am starting school in
14th time. WOW!!! How time flies when you're having fun!!!!!
I would not be here without the people back in the Haiti who pray for me and support the
ministry. Thank you for allowing me to be in USA !
May the Lord bless you as you have blessed me!!!!! Haiti
This has been clean up week. The janitorial staff has been working hard cleaning ceiling fans, wiping fingerprints, etc. in an effort to have the classrooms spiffy clean when the teachers return next week. Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!!
We are truly blessed with a wonderful support staff. Teachers are important, but you just try running a school without janitors!!!!! These people are often ignored but are very important. The janitors are also our baby feeders. So, as a thank you, we took the janitors and cooks and orphanage staff out for pizza! Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!!
Another school year is starting. We have done a major re-shuffling of teachers and schedules. Many teachers in
have not finished high
school. We have teachers who were "high school dropouts" when
they started teaching. They were very intelligent and willing to work
hard, but lacked money for tuition. We encouraged them to go back and
finish high school and we paid the tuition. I will always remember the
sight of Jack dancing in the schoolyard when he passed Philo, the last Haitian
exam!!!! He suddenly saw himself as the capable, intelligent person he
is! Now, Jack is in 4th year of university. Our high school dropout
will be teaching in high school this year! He is one of our best
teachers!!!!! Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!! Haiti
We have 1 teacher finishing high school and 5 teachers in
averages about $1250 per semester, 3 semesters per year. By the end of
August, I will need tuition money for these teachers. Education changes
lives!! Our teachers will change the lives of students who will change
the lives of their families and neighborhoods. It will go on and on and
on. This program works!!!!! But I need help with the
tuition!!! Please pray that these teachers can continue going to the
university. Quisqueya University
needs good Christian teachers! Haiti
Please continue to pray for long term help here. The ministry has grown - the staff needs to grow also. Micah & Rachel & David have been doing a wonderful job, but we need more. We need teachers and administrators and organizers and all sorts of people. I know Papa is speaking to them! Pray they have ears to hear and willing hearts.
Teachers arrive on Tuesday. Please keep our new school year in prayer. We are adding a classroom and putting another class in a storeroom because there just is not enough space.
Please continue to keep our legal issues in prayer. We now have 2 Haitian attorneys working on our case to force the man who deceived us into returning the money he has for the land he tried to sell us but did not own.
In the meantime, we are still searching for the best place to house the orphanage. That land is not available but I know Papa has a plan. The Lord knew before the creation of the earth that this would happen. Papa has it all under control. Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!! Please pray the thief accepts Jesus and becomes our friend!
Here's a God story for today. David flew to
Ft. Pierce, Florida from for medical treatment for a
blood clot in his leg. He was going to rent a car to drive to Haiti . Laura and Leonard Bell told
him Leonard would come get him because he shouldn't be driving. It
occurred to him last night he did not have a drivers license with him so he
would not have been able to rent a car. He got a ride with some folks (Mike
& Bonnie) from south Alabama Florida to who
were on the same flight. These folks only had cash, but you can't rent a car
with cash. David had a credit card. The folks would have been stuck without
David and David would have been stuck without them. God opened up the
schedule so Leonard could come get him. Another twist, Leonard
randomly chose a hotel for everyone to meet at. He picked one directly
across the street from Mike's sister's neighborhood, which is where Mike
& Bonnie planned to spend the night! There are no coincidences,
but God's hand at work. Praise the LORD!!!!!!!!!! Jacksonville
God bless you,