September Prayer Letter
Pastor Salomon Shares About the Chaos in Haiti
“We are living in a very sad and painful time today. Insecurity, inaccessibility to healthcare, gas shortages, no electricity, high food prices, wickedness, malice, and hypocrisy all around. We feel as if there is no way out. It’s as if hope flies away from us. When we look at the ones who are responsible for leading us, there are huge reasons to lose hope because of so much corruption.
“However, the Word of God in I Corinthians 15:19 gives us hope. ‘If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.’ If this life does not inspire us with hope, our future IS inspiring us. While in this life, we hope against all despair. We hope in the goodness and love of our faithful God who promises to make us cross the water without being drowned and go through the fire without being burned. We will hope in our God who can take care of us in this present evil life and in the blessed eternal life to come. Please pray for us!”
At 5 a.m. Monday (9/16), Haitians woke up to roadblocks and violent demonstrations in all major cities. Schools, businesses, and markets are all closed. One of our Hosanna radio journalist was stabbed in the back as he was trying to do a street interview. He was rushed by motorcycle to the hospital, where staff was extremely limited. Only by the grace of God was a surgeon available to do emergency surgery on him. (He is doing well now.)
The opposition is determined to be extreme this time around to force the president to resign. We’re not sure how far this thing will go. Because of limited gas, the price for one gallon is $12 – $14 on the black market. Jacmel has already been without electricity for over two weeks. Food is getting scarce because merchants and farmers from rural areas cannot get their food to the markets. And it goes on and on! We covet all your prayers for these terrible days!
Praise God for Camp Bossier Results
“This week of camp was a great blessing to me because it gave me new life spiritually. It taught me to live according to God’s will and not mine. It taught me to abandon a lot of things like selfishness, pleasing people instead of God. After this week I take the responsibility to share the Gospel with my family because I want them to share my wellness which is to have Jesus as their Savior also.”
“This is the first time in my life to come to a camp. This camp has brought a lot of changes in my life, and the first big change came on the first day. I found Christ as my Savior. A big “THANKS” to Pastor Salomon.”
“I came this week to camp with a lot of questions and doubts on my spiritual life. I was so confused. By the end of this week I have fixed everything with God and feel a big change in my life. Please keep me in prayer.”
We want to give you a brief report on “Junior,” the 17-year-old witch doctor who accepted Christ as Savior. He is having a very hard time with the decision he made. Pastor Salomon is keeping in touch with him as much as possible. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.
God protected the weeks of camp and gave us wonderful results. There were 55 professions of faith and over 75 other decisions at Camp Bossier. Following Bossier, Pastor Salomon went north for a youth camp in Charles for three days and another two days of camp for young married couples. There were 42 decisions at the youth camp. Although the country is falling apart politically and economically, yet our faithful God is at work in hearts and lives! PTL
On a personal note, my wonderful cousin, George Terzian, one of the five most winning basketball coaches in the NCAA history, is struggling with cancer. I visited him this month while with my sister in California. He is a tremendous soul winner and led many of his athletes to Christ. He is taking chemo. Please, please pray for him!!
With gratitude and thanks to God for you,
Tom and Sarah Bennett