The work of God in Haiti continues. Please pray for the safety of our pilots. This morning Terry Rushing went to his plane to fly to Jacmel with a load of tents for Dr. Brinson McGowan in Cayes Jacmel. He found a leak in one of the fuel bladders of the Piper Chieftain. This will sideline him for at least a week. Please pray for Wings as Eagles that they will be able to absorb the cost of these repairs. Pray that we can get these tents in. It is crucial.
Dr. McGowan's clinic and small hospital (Baptist Mid Missions work) is a wonderful refuge for the sick in Haiti. Two Operation Renewed Hope doctors worked there last week. Dr. Greg Waller and Dr. Adam Naler worked with the clinic and remained extremely busy.
We were counting on Terry's plane, but God is always prepared for the unexpected with us. A pilot who flew for us before, Dennis Conn, called with another Piper Chieftain donated by a grocery store chain in Minnesota. He is on his way now to Opa Locka to continue to fly the missions. Pray that we will be able to do the work that God is placing before us.
Dennis' group in Minnesota is also purchasing at least $10000.00 of additional tents for the work which we are doing in Haiti. Pray that these will get there in time to be flown in Jacque Alexander and Pastor Cherubin's ministry. Jacque Alexander has a children's home of over 200 children according to the reports we are receiving from Pastor Robin Webb of Arlington, TX.
The following is a message from a pastor from Northwood Baptist Church in Michigan.
"Bro. Leny is strategically located very near to the airport at PAP. We are going to help Bro.Leny Funtecha with his rebuilding project and to help out on soul-winning. We will also be delivering supplies to Bro. Keith Baker from FBMI out of First Baptist Church of Hammond , Indiana. This cargo is food, water, vitamins, steel cable with hardware, 2 wheelbarrows, and various tools. We plan to leave Michigan on Monday and should need transportation by Wednesday morning to PAP at the general aviation ramp that we flew in and out of last week? We are so grateful for you being in the field to help us!!! Let me know if you need more information. In His Service, Pastor Martin Siegwart, The Northwood Baptist Church, Gladstone, MI.
Please read the following from Tom and Sarah Bennett with Mission for Haiti. It is a blessing.
"COME TO JESUS,” was Pastor D’s (Pastor Cherubin) passionate and persistent plea to a crowd of more than 2000 people standing in downtown Jacmel on February 15 – 18 (in the very spot where Mardi Gras Carnival is held yearly), and his invitation penetrated all of the downtown area. The crowd grew to almost 4000 strong Tuesday night. Many (160+) came to Christ for salvation during the four nights of meetings, and hundreds more came for individual prayer because of what they suffered during the earthquake. Three witch doctors accepted Christ during the week, one of whom is well-known in town and was not timid to announce his decision publicly. “I want to have a future with God . . . the demons have no future, and I know that,” was one of the statements he made the evening before he came to Jesus. A woman witchdoctor who came to Christ on Wednesday evening asked that we come to her house and burn her fetishes in the presence of her witchdoctor father as her testimony to him. By Friday, he had turned to Christ also.
The people of Jacmel could not stop talking about the meetings. Those who were not in attendance heard the service over the radio. It was the talk of the town. Comments such as the following were heard throughout the city: “We have never publicly had anything like this in Jacmel,” and “Jacmel has never heard the Gospel like this,” and “Glory to God!” GOD WAS GLORIFIED – though the enemy exercised his best efforts to frustrate us and do damage to the Gospel message. God used Pastor D and our musical team to confront the enemy head-on, and the grace of God was manifested in our team beyond our expectations. Their spiritual ministry became the governing spirit – even beyond their musical contribution. We don’t even care to mention the enemy’s subtle and blatant tactics because we are so overwhelmed by God’s grace and power that covered us – and our hearts bow before Him in awesome wander!! Only in the annals of Heaven will we have an accurate record of what actually was accomplished spiritually in Jacmel. Our team was made up of Frank Garlock, Shelly Hamilton, Susan Jones and Lynsey Haught.
MFH wants to take this opportunity to thank the thousands who interceded before the Throne of Grace for these meetings. The power of God was at work in ways that could not be seen. “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (II Corinthians 4:18)
The work of the Holy Spirit continues daily. Since the quake, Hosanna Ministries has seen the salvation of over 325 souls. Their church building and yard cannot even accommodate these in a Sunday worship service. Likewise, the follow-up on all these converts is becoming very difficult. In short and above everything else, we covet your prayers for Pastor D and the over all ministry!!
In grateful praise and thanks to God, Tom and Sarah Bennett. "
Continue to pray that our pilots will be safe. We were hoping at this time to pull out our AIR HOPE coalition, but it is proving very difficult. The streets of Port au Prince are still unsafe. The ports and air strips are still congested. We believe it would be wise to continue to fly for at least another week. Pray for wisdom. We want to use God's money wisely.
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