Please continue to pray for the ongoing work in Haiti. For Pastor Baustia in Hinche, Pastor Seige in Port Au Prince, Pastor McDaniel in Port Au Prince and Pastors Felix and Zamor in Jacmel. Along with the poverty, disease, corruption, and influence of Voodoo, there is just the never ending difficulties of getting things done. We were once again reminded of this on Tuesday. We had 11 pallets of goods loaded aboard a ship for delivery to Haiti. It was meant for our churches in Jacmel. Pastor Sam Felix, who was in the States flew back to Haiti to help Pastor Zamor with the load. A truck and driver were rented for a couple days and the 13 hour drive was made from Jacmel to Labadee. Upon arrival Pastors Sam and Zamor found an empty dock. The shipment was cancelled do to weather. I wish I could say that this was the exception, but in reality seems to be the norm when dealing with our work in Haiti. It is a difficult missions field that constantly places obstacles in front of us. But rather then discourage, this has only strengthened our resolve. It only confirms our belief that the Prince of Darkness does not want us there. Haiti is a very young nation (the majority of the nation is under age 25) which means it can be influenced and possibly redirected. Our work in Jacmel has put our pastors in the middle of some of the most deeply rooted Voodoo enclaves in Haiti. There is great darkness in Haiti, but light has come to the darkness and has begun to displace it. Please continue to pray for all our brothers and sisters in Haiti. And please pray for Pastors Sam and Zamor who will be making another attempt to collect the much needed supplies and materials on Tuesday the 14th. We are also negotiating the purchase of the property in Jacmel. This would be a huge step forward, that would allow us to complete our original building projects and begin planning a permanent building for Calvary Chapel Jacmel.
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