Welcome to our Blog

We're glad you checked into our Blog. Our team is very excited about our trip and we hope you continue to follow our blog and share your thoughts and encouragement with us. Meet our team:
Joe (leader), Mary (boss), Bill, Kathy, John, Bill, Denise, Fern, Heather, Julia, Lisa, Rob, Carol, Tom
We will be working right outside of Port-au-Prince. The school at Rue-Frere in Petionville. This school is operated by Pastor Sannon and his wife. The couple does not have the financial resources to operate the school - never mind the resources required to repair the damage left by the earthquake and subsequent termite infestation. This faithful couple is struggling to make ends meet and is unwilling to turn children away.

There is vast unmet need in Haiti. Hunger, disease, and political unrest continue to be the norm. We hope to bring just a small amount of relief, hope, and love into the lives of those we meet.

Children of Haiti

Children of Haiti

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Safe Arrival - God is Good all the time. All the time God is good.

At 4:15 am this morning I awoke at home....warm, safe, and comfortable, a hot shower.....ready to leave the my wife and baby girls to spend a week in Haiti.  We left Boston at 9am and after a brief stop in Miami we landed in Port-Au-Prince by 4pm ---- a few short hours but worlds away.  We are 16 strong, 14 from Community Chapel and 2 from Partners with Haiti.  16 people with a desire to make a even a minor difference - to change the world maybe - but most likely 16 people who will dramatically changed by a world so vastly different from ours.

I hope this week to not only update you on our progress and provide a pictorial on our journey - but to share our experiences, emotions, reactions, and involve you in our mission here in Haiti.  God has been gracious enough to call us here....and we will certainly work hard to accomplish the physical task at the school Rue-Frere.  What excites me more is the work that God will do in each of us as we are here.  I pray for his guidance, wisdom, and refining fire to grab hold of each of us and work in us as only His love can.  That we leave here marveling at how He works in us and humbled by how He can work through us.

Tomorrow we will celebrate Easter in Pastor Jovins church here in Port-Au-Prince.  Rob is preparing a sermon (as I write this) and we are looking forward to meeting our Haitan brothers and worshiping together.  Our travel today was painless - all of our bags and supplies arrived and if I can post the picture they were stacked high on our truck as we drove through PAP.  The Jovins have a great home/guest house for us and we will be very comfortable. 

Please share your comments, your encouragement, and of course your prayers. 


A Word from Pastor Rob

"In him (Jesus) was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it" (John 1:4-5)

As we drove through town I was reminded of the darkness that often seems to overshadow hope. We all have different times of 'darkness.' For some it is the darkness of a lost loved one, for others the darkness or addition, for others the darkness of bad choices and their consequences, for other it is ___________ (you fill in the blank). Yet, no matter how dark the darkness is in your life, we have a bright hope in Christ Jesus. He is the Light of the World (John 8:12). He is the light that came into the world and no matter how hard the world tried to 'overcome it' (destroy the light), it could not! This is the reality of our hope in Christ. The darkness tried to defeat Christ and was not able. Christ overcame the darkness! He can overcome the darkness in your life as well!

As we prepare to enter Resurrection Sunday, may you claim the Light of the World in your own life. May you embrace His hope and through it, may you be hope to others! This is what we are preparing to do and be in Haiti. Pray for us as we also pray for you.

grace and peace,

Pastor Rob

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