"Taking root downward, Bearing fruit upward"

September Prayer Letter
Posted on September 20th, 2019

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

August Prayer Letter
Posted on August 14th, 2019

Only Age 17 and Already a Practicing Witch Doctor

The only son among 16 siblings, this young 17-year-old was earmarked since infancy by his witch doctor father to follow in his footsteps. The father tied a red handkerchief around his young son’s arm to be worn until he was old enough to be inducted into the practice. (For private reasons, we will refer to this young man as “Junior” in order to protect his identity.)

The fifth week of Camp Bossier was designated this year as a week for unsaved young people. Each counselor was asked to invite at least two or more unsaved campers. Junior lives in the neighborhood of one of the counselors; so he was invited, but he didn’t show any interest in coming. Only by the counselor’s persistence was Junior brought to the camp. Once he arrived and became involved in the activities and attended the services, he began to struggle under conviction to accept Christ as Savior. He shared with a couple of guys in his cabin that he felt the evil spirits holding him and pulling him down to keep him from going forward. These two buddies decided they would help by coming along side of him and walking forward with him. This they did. He came forward and accepted Christ!

As Pastor Salomon shared with me about Junior, I realized how serious a situation this young man is in. Though only 17, he has even been through the initiation ceremony that is supposed to secure his soul with Satan and make him invincible. He has been involved in all kinds of satanic activities, prevented him from regularly attending school and advancing educationally. Satan has enslaved him! Co-laborers, the reason I’m sharing this with you is because Junior needs a lot of prayer. He truly wants to be delivered from Satan, but this victory will come with much difficulty since all his family is involved with Satan as well. He needs so much prayer!! I know many of you are prayer warriors – and I thank you in advance for praying!! Pastor Salomon is keeping in close contact with Junior.

Testimonies from Campers

“I came to this camp to have a good time and flirt with the girls. But God in heaven knew what He was doing. He made me come and hear the Word, and it has changed my life. I feel like I am completely changed now.”

“After this week of camp, I have made a decision to follow Jesus in every circumstance. I am a young lady and was living badly for the flesh. I knew I was doing what God disapproves of. Coming to this camp has shown me that I was on the wrong path. But now things have changed. I thank God that my life has been transformed.”

“This week at camp has changed my life. I have accepted Christ as my Savior. He has made me know how to live my life. Please pray for me that I will stay faithful for Him.”

We are so grateful to all of you who helped support campers this summer. Because of inflation, one cup of rice that used to sell for 100 goudes is now selling for 170 goudes. Feeding 500 campers this summer would have been impossible without the camp scholarships! Thank you so much for your help. God blessed with 55 professions of faith, and over 75 other decisions.

Pastor Salomon plans a final camp in the North (Pignon/Charles) for teens and for young married couples from August 19 – 24. Salomon sees a profound need for discipling these teens, and for counseling young couples. We count on your prayers as the driving force of this ministry. We thank God for each of you!!

With gratitude in our heart to God for you,

Tom and Sarah Bennett

July Prayer Letter
Posted on July 11th, 2019

Unrest and Demonstrations Continue in Haiti

We continue to covet your prayers. A large part of the Haitian population is asking the President to resign. They are confident that he has embezzled millions. Government offices have been closed and State employees have not been paid for months. Serious currency devaluation has doubled the price of food and all other commodities. One is never sure what a day may bring – demonstrations or calm! Please, we ask that you continue your prayers for Pastor/Senator Dieupie, who serves as a beacon in the middle of all this.

Camp in Bossier and VBS in Mont Flueri

Haiti’s political unrest initially caused concern for parents who were sending their children to camp during the first week of camp. So during the first week, in order to ease that concern, Pastor/Senator Dieupie put security guards at the camp from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (This security is available whenever necessary.) Camp will continue until August 3rd. Attendance has been great, with many decisions for Christ and positive changes in behavior. Please continue to keep the camp in your prayers, and we will share all the results of the camp with you at the end of summer. Thank you.

The VBS was outstanding, with 27 professions of faith. We studied the life of Daniel. On the day that Pastor Rejouis gave the lesson on Shadrach, Mishach, and Abed-Nego and discussed Nebuchadnezzar’s image of gold, 15 young people came forward to ask prayer that they wouldn’t worship idols anymore. On the last day of VBS, the daughter of a prominent witch doctor perfectly recited all 10 verses from the lessons. Our hearts were thrilled to listen to so many recite both the stories and the verses! We praise the Lord for the profound effect this VBS had on the community.

Hosanna Baptist Church 43rd Annual Bible Conference

The Annual Bible Conference is Hosanna’s most loved activity. There will be several speakers each addressing the theme of “Deliverance is in Prayer.” Please join us in praying that God will use the speakers to motivate believers in prayer for their nation. Thank you.

“It doesn’t matter, because I’m going to be a chief in Hell”

These words were spoken from the mouth of 70-year-old André Légalité more 30 years ago, when warned by his cousin that he would go to Hell if he didn’t come to Christ for salvation. He was deeply involved in satanic worship! Then one day the Spirit of God got hold of him with crushing conviction about his final destination. Completely broken, André came to Christ and has never been the same since. He is so absolutely bold and fearless in his witness, covering all of Port-au-Prince and in the most dangerous areas dominated by gangs. He walks straight into the face of those who are armed and tells them that he HAS to warn them! He speaks of himself as the watchman in Ezekiel 33:6 and as one who he has been to Hell and back. His fearlessness shocks and intimidates his listeners! He has brought hundreds to Christ. He was a jeweler (of sorts) by profession, but lost his home and business during the earthquake. He now resides in Jacmel and makes regular trips on foot (45 miles) into Port-au-Prince, witnessing all along the way. I (Sarah) had the blessed privilege of visiting this saint in his little one-room home in the center of his garden during my recent trip. His entire person radiates Christ in the most humble way. While our visit lasted 90 minutes, it seemed more like 30 minutes to me. Frankly, I have never encountered anyone like Mr. Légalité!!

With thanks to you and gratitude in our hearts to God for you,

Tom & Sarah

June 2019 Prayer Letter
Posted on June 9th, 2019

“Bless the Lord, O my soul!!” (Psalm 103:1)

Our hearts are overflowing with thanks to God for touching so many hearts and meeting the financial needs of three very important projects! First, we were concerned for the lunchroom project – and the Lord has met that need! Second, we needed camp scholarships for the 500 young people we will be ministering to at Camp Bossier from June 24 through August 2nd – and the Lord has met most of that need. Third, we became aware of an urgent radio need that we had not even mentioned to anyone for fear of overburdening our donors. This weighty need is to replace some rusted/worn out/deficient equipment. Our gracious Lord is meeting this need as well!! Our gratitude and thanks to all those who have allowed God to use you to see these projects through. Hallelujah!!

One From Among Them Reached Them!

One of our Hosanna high school students, whose spiritual life has been exemplary, was asked to speak in chapel last week. His topic was “What kind of a Christian are you?” He used the passage in John 15 that speaks of the vine and the branches. He concluded with Romans 6:23 and gave an invitation. Eight students with tears in their eyes came forward to accept Christ as Savior. They confessed that they knew there was something missing in their lives. This incident has sparked a mini-revival in the school. Please pray for these students as they enter the summer months that they will stay true to their decision and to the Lord!

Making HIM Known in Mont Flueri

Hananeel Baptist Church in Mont Flueri continues to flourish with evangelism. Pastor Rejouis constantly encourages spiritual development. “The Bible is Walking” continues to draw many from the community to the church. The sewing school continues. A young lady in the “Learning English” class that started a few months ago accepted Christ as Savior two weeks ago. There will be a number of young people attending Camp Bossier this summer, and several young adults will be developing their church leadership skills by attending IBELL, a three-week intensive discipleship training class. They also look forward to a week-long VBS as well as a vigorous soccer camp with an emphasis on evangelism. Please pray for many salvations through these programs this summer.

Political, Economic, and Social Unrest in Haiti

Our CFO, Josue Laguerre writes concerning the trauma facing our beloved third-world country. “Haiti is experiencing a very harsh reality. Organized gangs wreak havoc–i.e., harass and rob merchants, violate young ladies walking to school in Port-au-Prince, and have been known to kill policemen. Inflation is rampant and greatly devalues our currency. However, we know that God still reigns! Please pray for Haiti and for your brothers and sisters in Christ.” We ask that you continue your prayers for Pastor/Senator Dieupie, who serves as a beacon in the middle of all this.

Summer Programs Continue – With Your Prayers

Yes! There are concerns for those traveling from the US to minister at Camp Bossier. We continue trusting in the Lord for protection as we have been doing from the early days of this ministry. Most of the chaos is happening in Port-au-Prince. Jacmel stays calm most of the time. We earnestly covet your prayers!!!

With thanks to you and gratitude in our hearts to God for you,

Tom and Sarah Bennett

May 2019 Prayer Letter
Posted on May 6th, 2019

Easter Sunday – Voodoo Chains Broken

The Passion Week at Hosanna was glorious! There were nightly services, each one lasting a minimum of three hours as Christians responded to the preaching and rejoiced in the resurrection with singing and testimonies. Some from the unsaved community, who follow Hosanna Radio, attended the services, and six souls accepted Christ as Savior. As Pastor Dieupie was preaching on Easter Sunday morning, a man walked forward to accept Christ even before the invitation was given, He is known in the community for being deep into voodoo worship. After accepting Christ, he asked that some men come to his house the following morning to burn his voodoo charms. This is done in an actual service with singing, prayer, and scripture reading. Following this service, the man’s wife asked to accept Christ as her Savior also. Hallelujah!! Their voodoo chains were broken on Easter Sunday!!

The Bible is Walking

A short time ago, Pastor Rejouis of Hananeel Baptist Church in Mont Flueri felt motivated to start a club for young people who walk through neighborhoods and knock on doors, asking if they can come in and read one or two chapters in the Bible to the family. They then invite the family to church. They started in the book of Genesis. The first week that they did this, a man was very moved and said that he would come to church on Sunday. Indeed he did! And he came forward and accepted Christ as his Savior. The young people have named the club “The Bible is Walking” and they have visited 125 homes in only two weeks’ time. Please pray for these excited young people and their club. May it continue to bear fruit!!

May 24 – Seminary Graduation

Ten graduates will be marching this year – nine to receive their license and one to receive his diploma. Tom and I have the privilege of being present to celebrate this event. These pastors for the most part already have churches but up until now have been deficient in sound doctrinal training. This occasion also celebrates a momentous achievement because they are family men with a church, a part-time job, and classes each evening. These challenges have created a discipline of character in SBTH students that breeds a quality of perseverance, benefiting their congregations. We praise the Lord for His motivating grace in each of their lives!

A Gentle Reminder

The Camp Scholarships and Help with the Lunchroom

We consider Camp Bossier one of the most effective evangelistic outreach tools that God has given us. We will have 500 campers from June 24 through August 2. We covet prayers for campers as satanic chains are broken and young lives are transformed for the glory of God. We strive to keep scholarships at only $45, though food costs are high.

The lunchroom program has long been a dream for Pastor Diuepie. We would like it to be completed by the time school opens at the end of August. Again, inflation has created many problems for us in this little third-world country. We covet your prayers that all things will work together for His glory!

With thanks to you and gratitude in our hearts to God for you,

Tom and Sarah Bennett

PS. Continue to keep the delicate political situation in your prayers. It has affected every sector of their life. We are praying that this situation will bring a spiritual revival. Thank you, dear friends.

April 2019 Prayer Letter
Posted on April 10th, 2019

Camp Bossier’s Advisor, Mentor, Inspiration
Dr. Ken Hay—Home with the Lord

With passion and fervent zeal for God, ministry, and young people, Dr. Ken Hay launched into a dream for a quality Christian camp that would point young people to Christ and challenge them to live for the glory of God. The year was 1969, and the camp known as The Wilds in the mountains of North Carolina was launched. Now, 50 years and half-a-million campers later, God has forever changed hundreds of thousands of young lives (and older ones as well) through the ministry of the Word of God at The Wilds. Following the success and blessing of this camp, another inspiration came into the heart of Dr. Hay. It was to share this camping concept with mission fields around the world through a division called CampsAbroad. This is where MFH came into the picture—by God’s amazing grace.

Prior to the devastating earthquake of 2010 in Haiti, God spoke to our hearts concerning a camp in Jacmel. Tom and I were in partnership with Pastor Dieupie Cherubin and Hosanna Ministries. We invited Dr. Hay to visit Jacmel to see an oceanfront property that early missionaries had purchased but not developed. Graciously, Dr. Hay took us under his wing and began making plans to bring CampsAbroad to Haiti. Tom and I began praying, “Dear Father, will You please show us how this camp can become a reality in Jacmel in order to reach the youth of Haiti?”

Prayer and planning began. How would we get the funds to build? Who would build it for us? Who would be our camp director? Step by step the Lord put all these things together. A casual barbeque was planned to raise the funds. The Lord had already blessed us with Walt Rumminger, church builder, and construction executive, for whom we praise God. But who would be our camp director? The Lord worked through a series of failed pursuits for Salomon Cadet to get into graduate school, and through that He showed us that Salomon was the one to lead the camp. Without delay Dr. Hay requested a visa for Salomon, and he was signed up for the CampsAbroad training.

Seven years and three thousand campers later, the blessings at Camp Bossier are too many to tell. Hundreds have come to Christ, and hundreds have been discipled and delivered from Satanism and immorality, turning their lives around from the world, the flesh, and the devil. This summer will be our eighth year. Please consider having a part with us in our scholarship program. Without this program it would be impossible for any young person to attend the camp since the Haitian economy doesn’t provide any type of work opportunities for young people. However, in order to develop appreciation for the excellent accommodations, each camper is required to participate in a small financial way. More than ever before, scholarships are so badly needed – especially with currency devaluation and rampant inflation. These scholarships are $45 per camper. Thank you for your help and for your prayers!!

With thanks to you and gratitude in our hearts to God for you,

Tom and Sarah Bennett

PS. Please keep the delicate political situation in your prayers. It has affected every sector of their life. We are praying that this situation will bring a spiritual revival. Thank you, dear friends.

March 2019 Prayer Letter
Posted on March 11th, 2019

In the Providence of God, Pastor Dieupie’s Gospel Light was NOT Extinguished

Haiti’s Parliament has 30 senators, three from each of the 10 departments (states). Each calendar year, the Senate organizes internal elections to elect a president and secretary. The party to which Pastor Dieupie belongs decided to endorse one particular member for the office of the presidency. All members of his party unanimously agreed to vote their candidate which would have insured his election. However, following the count of the clerk, it was revealed that one person in their party had voted differently, resulting in their candidate losing. Amazed at the results, members questioned the outcome and wondered who betrayed the group and voted differently. Gradually someone shifted the blame to “the pastor” and accused him of being untrustworthy. As Pastor Dieupie is the secretary of the Senate, he realized that the purpose of this slander was to neutralize and isolate his leadership role and testimony in the Senate.

“Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you … .”(Psalm 50:15).

As Pastor Dieupie prayed and waited on the Lord, the spirit of God reminded him of a little detail he had put on his ballot that the others had NOT put on theirs. When the senators were marking their ballots, they wrote only the man’s last name. In the providence of God, Pastor Dieupie had written the man’s full name!

Two days later, Pastor Dieupie came to the floor of the Senate. He asked for the ballots to be brought into the room. He asked to be allowed to shed light on this shameful issue of which he was the victim. Those who were afraid of the truth tried to dissuade him, but he firmly announced that if he was not allowed to clear his name he would resign his position as secretary of the Senate and leave the party. He then gave a specific explanation of how his ballot differed from the others and asked that his ballot be circulated in the room as proof. Several senators were shamed and others apologized for doubting him. The enemy’s effort to silence Pastor Dieupie’s testimony was disgraced! PTL!

Additional Lunchroom Funds Needed

For years, Pastor Dieupie has prayed for and anticipated the day when Hosanna Schools in Jacmel could offer its students a hot lunch program as all Catholic and State schools do. (This is extremely important in a third-world country where many families don’t eat even once a day.) The realization of this fact would demonstrate to the community the caring testimony of the Gospel message that Hosanna preaches to greater Jacmel.

As we have already shared, the Lord opened the door for us to receive a specific grant for this project. Since early November, Haitian and American construction workers have been working excitedly on this project. We are three-quarters of the way completed. However, because of the citizens’ upheaval against their corrupt government in recent months, the price of construction materials has skyrocketed. (Food and gas prices have greatly risen as well.) Consequently, our lunchroom funds have been depleted before the completion of this project! Please pray with us and consider whether God would have you help us complete this project for the children by September.

A Temporary Calm in Haiti

Josue Laguerre, our CFO and Administrator, shares the following. “We fear the return of hostilities between the protagonists. However, we have no choice but to go about our daily activities. As long as we are alive, we must take care of our families and daily bring bread on the table. I have special thoughts for those who have almost nothing to eat. Prices for basic necessities increased significantly after the 10 days of rioting activities in Haiti. Few of us still believe that better days are coming because God cares for us!” We covet your prayers for Haiti!!

With thanks to you and gratitude to God for you,

Tom and Sarah Bennett

February 2019 Prayer Letter
Posted on February 18th, 2019

Haiti in a State of Chaos

Prayer is desperately needed for our beloved Haiti! What started on February 7th as street demonstrations against the government for gas shortages and exaggerated prices, inflation and serious currency devaluation, food and water scarcity, etc., has reached a new level in just one week. Presently, streets are blocked with burning tires, and schools and businesses (including pharmacies) are closed. Also, open markets and bakeries that provide daily bread and foods are all closed down. In some areas hospitals have been forced to close their doors because there is no fuel with which to function. The situation is serious! Please pray with us for relief!.

The people are asking the president to step down because they blame him for much of what is happening. The Christian community is rallying believers to hold prayer meetings and seek God’s face for relief in this situation.

Praise God for Accomplished Projects

God so marvelously protected our January plans that in spite of impending dangers all programs and projects were accomplished! Even I (Sarah) was able to leave before chaos broke loose!

Construction team – under the direction of Pastor Tim Marcengill and supervisor Festus Stroud from Oakdale Baptist Church, Townville, South Carolina arrived safely and completed one week of construction on the new lunchroom project for Hosanna Schools. These dear folks were a blessing to the ministry and we thank God for them.

Medical team – under the direction of Dr. Patrick Hawley, Grand Blanc, Michigan, and nurse practitioner Renata DosSantos, Rocky River, Ohio, accompanied by Haitian Dr. Sem Victorin of Jacmel conducted clinics in 5 rural areas and performed far beyond our expectations. These three professionals consulted and dispensed meds to over 905 patients in five days, working 10 hour days to accomplish this amazing feat. They served with courage and excellence. Patients were thrilled to have access to quality free clinics in these rural areas.

Dental team – Dr. Michael Gusar, Boston, MA, with his assistant, Naisha Varela, and RN Germaine Gilbert from Greenville, South Carolina, performed much needed dentistry. This team was amazing for two reasons. (1) The amount of work they accomplished and (2) work done under near-primitive conditions! They saw 61 patients, did 136 fillings, and performed 33 extractions. This clinic was an enormous blessing to the poor because even reasonable dental care is cost prohibitive for them. The team received much praise and thanks from communities, both near and far.

Our Annual Ladies Retreat

One hundred seventy-five ladies filled the cabins, the guest house, and overflowed onto the floor of the all-purpose building. The theme this year was “Redeeming the time… .” (Ephesians 5:16) Wonderful lessons and challenges were presented by the retreat director, Mrs. Andrea Pisarcik, Mrs. Bonite Affriany, Haitian director of a large orphanage in Jacmel, and guest speaker Mrs. Lois McNair, Foley, Alabama, women’s speaker and vocalist. Many topics were addressed to encourage godly ways of redeeming time in a challenging third-world culture.

God is Faithfully Shining Pastor Dieupie’s Light

This is a story you will not want to miss. In my next prayer letter, I will share an amazing story of how God’s faithfulness took Pastor Dieupie’s Gospel light and shined it directly into the eyes of his opponents!! PTL

With thanks to you and gratitude to God for you,

Tom and Sarah Bennett

January 2019 Prayer
Posted on January 7th, 2019

“. . . while we do not look at 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)

About 8 p.m. on Christmas Day, I received word that my old home in Pignon, the home my dad had built for our family, had been totally destroyed by fire. It was built in 1951 – four years after Mom and Dad arrived in Haiti. I was devastated! It was the home I grew up in and the home in which I had ministered as an adult for ten years before we moved to Jacmel. (Those who stepped in to minister after we left continued to use the home for teams, etc.) For several hours after I received this news and saw pictures on my phone of the devastation, I felt overwhelmed. My focus was that the house was the physical representation of my parents and their work and now it was gone! Then the Lord stopped me cold and rebuked me! He reminded me that the spiritual work of my parents as they were giving the Gospel was the real representation of their lives and that the Gospel message they gave lives FOREVER and can never be destroyed like that house. I praise God for my childhood memories of my parents and all the spiritual works that were achieved in that home! So many spiritual victories were won, and so many defeats to the enemy of our soul took place there. What a treasure I have in my heart because of the Gospel. Praise His wonderful Name!!

Hosanna/MFH activities in January

The Hosanna School lunchroom project has been moving along very well and is now ready for our construction team, which will arrive on January 9. The Haitian masons laid the foundation, built the first floor walls, and poured the first floor roof. Our team will build the second floor walls and help pour the final roof. This team is under the Direction of Pastor Tim Marcengill and builder Festus Stroud from Oakdale Baptist Church, Townville, South Carolina. We are also privileged to have Walt Rumminger, retired commercial builder, who is making his final visit to Haiti, where he served the Lord with us for 16 years, building churches, the Bossier camp, the seminary building, and the kindergarten building, and also heading up a host of other construction projects, both in the North and in the South. Haitians as well as MFH folks all agree that he was sent to us from God, and we praise the Lord for him!

Our medical teamThe dental team will be led by Dr. Michael Gusar of Boston. Dr. Gusar and his team will be doing restoration dentistry. Typically, Haitians have very poor dental health resulting from inadequate diet and eating so much sugar cane. This clinic is an enormous blessing to the poor because even reasonable dental care is cost prohibitive for them.

Our ladies’ retreat will follow on the first weekend in February under the direction of Mrs. Andrea Pisarcik, Greenville, South Carolina. Assisting her will be Mrs. Lois McNair, Foley, Alabama (pastor’s wife, women’s speaker, and vocalist), and Mrs. Bonite Affriany, Haitian director of a large orphanage in Jacmel. Hosanna ladies eagerly look forward to these retreats each year. Last year 175 ladies attended, completely filling the cabins and guesthouse with the overflow being housed in the all-purpose building. It resembled a giant spend-the-night event as they spread their blankets on the cement floor. This year’s theme is “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:16)

We are so grateful to the Lord for the financial support you, our co-laborers, contribute in order for the ministry to continue. All the above projects and the daily expenses of radio, camp, seminary, school, and church-plants continue on a regular basis. Thank you for praying and for giving.

With thanks and gratitude to God for you,
PS. Sarah will be in Haiti from Jan. 2 – Feb. 7.