"Taking root downward, Bearing fruit upward"

June / July Prayer Letter

Posted on June 26th, 2018

MFH/Hosanna Ministry – Alive this Summer with Evangelism and Discipleship

Heartfelt testimonies and the changed lives of Haitian young adults have been our motivation to expand our camping ministry at Camp Bossier by the Sea to five weeks, from June 25 to August 3. We want to thank many of you who have already contributed in this eternal investment. We covet your prayers for Pastor Salomon and the counselors as they evangelize and encourage campers through the Word to pursue spiritual victories in a culture with many demonic challenges! They need your prayers.

Hananeel Evangelistic Baptist Church in Mont Flueri will be alive with activities this summer. With their new church building having been completed and dedicated on May 27, Pastor Rejouis is excited to begin activities that will strengthen the Gospel message in the community. On July 16-20, there will be VBS each morning (8 am 12 noon) and a soccer camp each afternoon (3-6 pm). In addition to these evangelistic activities, there has been a strong interest among the adult young ladies to begin a sewing school. Mrs. Rejouis has accepted the challenge and will be holding afternoon sessions from July 16–26, and continuing twice a week for six months, Lord willing.

Pastor Mike Knight from Community Baptist Church, Garner, North Carolina, will be coming with a team to do discipleship at the Bossier camp from July 28–August 3. This week of camp is specifically designed for campers who have come to Christ over the past years in order to mentor them further in their spiritual and emotional challenges. Many of them have come from Voodoo backgrounds and need much encouragement. This week will be very specialized for them. Please pray!!

Pastor Benny Mathews, President and CEO of Alpha Group of Ministries, Madison Heights, Virginia, and frequent speaker with The Voice of the Martyrs conferences, will be one of the speakers at the 42nd annual Hosanna Baptist Church Bible Conference July 23–29. We praise the Lord for giving our Hosanna Bible Conference the privilege and blessing of hearing Pastor Benny speak and having individual faith inspired from courageous testimonies of the persecuted!

(The following are continued excerpts from my parents’ book, Taking Root Downward, Bearing Fruit Upward.)

“With the success of our school came problems. The first week after we opened, the teacher of the established government school returned from Port-au-Prince and was upset because our school had become the talk of the town. He felt it was a threat to the security of his job, so he took his case to the authorities of the village and together they sent a report to the Department of Education in Cap Haitien requesting a warrant to close down our school. Instead, a delegation arrived to investigate. Upon their arrival at our schoolhouse, they were impressed not only to see the school in session but also to see a playground with equipment for the younger children and a volleyball court for the older ones. They told the authorities to consider themselves fortunate to have foreigners living in their village and contributing to their progress. Both the teacher and the authorities were challenged to catch up with us, and finally they made their school to surpass ours. Our school went through many phases and many trials, but God has kept it strong and used it to proclaim the Gospel message and bring many souls to Christ.”

I will be in Haiti from July 12 to August 7. It will be a blessing for me to be with Pastor Rejouis’s activities in Mont Flueri, to be with Pastor Mike Knight at Bossier Camp, and to be with Pastor Benny during Hosanna’s Bible Conference. We are trusting the Lord for a very fruitful summer!

My gratitude to each of you for your prayers,

Sarah Bennett

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