The work that God is doing in Haiti never ceases to amaze us. Every year that passes we are more convinced that God has a mighty plan for this nation and we are so blessed to be able to play a part in it.
Last month, we led a team from Crossroads Community Church in South Carolina. It was their third trip as a church to come and serve with us and it was truly one of the most powerful trips we have had yet.
One of our goals for 2011 is to promote unity among the churches in Haiti. There are many small churches in Croix Des Bouquets, but they tend to be isolated. We contacted several local pastors and partnered with them in hosting a ‘community ‘conference. Every night for seven days we joined with five other churches in the area and we worshipped, prayed, and shared the gospel. The results were miraculous!
We held the conference at Pastor Miracin’s church – Eglise Pentecostal. There were often 400 – 450 people crammed into a room that was designed for two hundred with other’s standing outside! As the gospel was preached we witnessed many miracles: blind eyes and deaf ears were opened, headaches vanished, and many were delivered from demonic oppression. Furthermore, some of the children began to rejoice as they witnessed angels moving throughout the room! It is difficult to say how many people received Christ during these services because the room was so crowded, but every night the altar was full of men, women, and children who responded to the Gospel.
During the week, it was brought to Gary’s attention that a group of believers from Pastor Miracin’s church were
looking to go on a missionary journey to serve in a different part of Haiti. They had received word that some of their brother’s and sister’s in Christ were facing a difficult time and they wanted to go and serve them. However, these eleven people needed $300 each in order to make the trip possible. By the provision of God, Bethel Mission Outreach was able to pay for all 11 people to travel across Haiti on their first mission trip!
It is a beautiful thing to see Haitians serving one another. When the body of Christ walks in unity, God is pleased to move in extraordinary ways. Haiti is a very dark place, but when churches come together the darkness is dispelled and the light of Christ shines brightly.