Sunday, January 1st.
New Year. It’s Haiti’s Independence Day. We arrived in country
yesterday, and were picked up by Pastor Gary. He graciously drove us to
the hotel that we will be staying at for the next week. Our trip leader,
Paul, asked Pastor Gary a number of very helpful questions about the
culture of Haiti and last minute details about the students that we will
begin teaching tomorrow.
Pastor Gary was very informative, kind, and very fluent in English! It
was a blessing to meet such a gospel-saturated minister in Haiti!
Paul and I went to preach in two different churches. The church that
Jenna and I were invited to was pastored by a teacher at the school that
we’ll be at for the week, Pastor Prudent. The church, Eglise
Evangelique Saintete et Amour, was only a five minute drive from our
hotel (Paul’s was much further away), and was a lovely mix of children
and adults, joyfully praising the risen Christ and celebrating the New
Year by dedicating 2017 to the service of our great God. Isaiah did a
great job interpreting my exposition out of Mark 1:40-45 into Creole,
and the saints received it well. Jenna (my wife) and I were treated with
the finest hospitality by these brothers and sisters in Christ.
The rest of the day will be given to reviewing tomorrow’s
lesson plan and praying that the Lord would bless the teaching to equip
these national leaders to serve their churches faithfully, for the sake
of their joy and the glory of God. To Him alone be the glory!