Please join us in praying for New Perspectives Church Pastors’ Conference that is currently going on! It is exciting to see so many eager pastors from the Jacmel community joined together, with Bibles open, learning from three pastors (one from California and the other two from Florida) that have so graciously given of their time to pour into the leadership of the growing churches in Haiti.
What a beautiful Saturday we had watching 15 members of New Perspectives Church (a church plant with Future Generations International Missions) give their testimonies of how the Lord saved them and then each one followed suit in believers Baptism. Each one of these believers has spent time in a discipleship class learning what God’s word says about our believers Baptism.
Greetings from our home sweet Haiti!
Before I begin to tell you about our journey to get home to Jacmel, I want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers, financial support and the love you have shown our family over these past several months. The journey to Haiti has been full of trials. But, in the end we are here. God has brought us this far, and we know He has great things in store. Stick with me, this is going to be a long post.
Many of you may not know this, but while Chase was setting up our house in Jacmel two weeks ago, he had a accident. While he was drilling the holes in our bedroom wall to install a small air conditioner (can I get a double praise for some AC!), the ladder he was using collapsed under him. He fell and hit the side of his face on the side of the ladder. He immediately called our teammates on the ground and they took him to a clinic. The clinic was able to call an ER doctor in the states and access the damage done to his face. They instructed him that he needed to get a CT scan done as soon he was able to get back to the states. He had one more full day of work ahead of him, and he insisted on staying to get as much done as possible. He was scheduled to fly back to the states two days later. He continued to work and flew back to the states on Wednesday March 8th. He arrived back to PE and myself around midnight.
One thing we have learned over the past few years in the mission field is all plans are subject to change according to God’s plan. We simply make the best prayerful plans and adjust as God shows us the direction He wants us to go.
Today was supposed to be THE DAY that our family of three boarded a plane and made the big move to Haiti. We have greatly anticipated this day and every night as I rock my baby girl I have prayed for her to have a smooth transition on the 28th of February. But, God had slightly different plans. And I will go ahead and tell you, without any surprise, His plan is much better than what we had come up with.