"Taking root downward, Bearing fruit upward"

December 2019 Prayer Letter
Posted on December 2nd, 2019

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great Light, Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a Light has shined.”
(Isaiah 9:2)

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

“We discovered that Christmas in Haiti was quite different from Christmas in the States. Instead of a season of joy and good tidings, it was a season of fear shrouded by evil spirits. Each Christmas they visited the witchdoctor, who bathed them with his herbs to wash away the evil spirits of the past year in order that they might be able to cope with the evils the new year would bring upon them. They did not know that Christmas was a celebration of Christ’s coming to save them from all their fears and evils. Our hearts were deeply touched and saddened as we listened to these babes in Christ describe how they had spent their Christmas Eves at the shrine of the witchdoctor. So we determined to bring the message of Christmas joy and good tidings to a village that sat in darkness.

“We began to prepare our first Christmas pageant with the new believers God had given us. The choir we had organized learned the Christmas carols, and others memorized the biblical passages. We had Mary and Joseph, shepherds and angels, wise men, and King Herod. We invited the people but were not prepared for the crowd or for their enthusiastic efforts to see and hear the Christmas story. They quickly filled the benches and the aisles. They packed in the doorway and climbed up and sat on the windowsills and moved onto the rafters until they were filled. Then they moved up on the stage so it was difficult to distinguish the actors from the spectators. The message went forth – glory to His Name!

“That first year (1947), the Light was turned on in Pignon and that little village became conscious of what Christmas was all about! New dimensions were added to our programs year after year. Friends back home sent us many types of shiny papers, which we used to make decorations with the message of Christmas to put all over the church walls. Then we introduced caroling. They loved this and made it a December tradition, caroling from midnight to six in the morning and stopping to pray in the homes where they were invited in. Consequently, caroling and prayers began to replace the visits and bathing at the witchdoctor’s den. Hundreds of young people and adults found Christ as Savior through the ministry of caroling and the message of Christmas.”

The Light that shined in their darkness so many years ago continues to shine today!
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (II Corinthians 9:15)

HOPE Has No Expiration Date

Though despair continues, yet believers continue to HOPE because “the Lord will be a HOPE for His people.” (Joel 3:16b) We are praying that situations (barricades, demonstrations, crime, kidnappings) will settle down during the Christmas season and hope that schools will open by January. However, gas shortages remain, causing huge blackouts and affecting the operation of many business and medical facilities. Some clinics and hospitals have been forced to close or limit their services. International mission groups who normally bring in medical supplies are not able to because of gangs. We fear the invasion of various illnesses. Thousands have lost their meager jobs, while others are working with no pay (doing so in order to keep the job), which, added to the high inflation and food scarcity, greatly contributes to the hunger situation. For the above reasons, we will continue the Hunger Fund for a period of time until our Lord will provide a solution and rescue this perishing little country. We want to express our deep gratitude to you who have already contributed to this fund. Please keep this great need in your prayers as you pray for Haiti.

MFH normally plans a medical clinic and a winter ladies retreat. These plans are still in our heart for a possible February date. Please keep all the Hosanna Ministries in your prayers!

With Thanks to God and Gratitude in our Hearts for you,

Tom and Sarah Bennett

Fall 2019 Newsletter
Posted on November 9th, 2019

Perilous Times

Schools are still closed; most businesses and banks are closed; barricades are in the streets; there is high inflation and scarcity of food in markets because of inaccessibility. Demonstrations continue with sporadic violence! Hospitals and health clinics are understaffed because staff cannot get to work. Gas stations have limited hours and limited gas – $8.50 gallon and $12-$14 on the black market. Electricity is sporadic. Activities are paralyzed. Many have died. Prayers are still desperately needed!

How to Deal with All of This?

Since schools have not opened, the money parents normally pay when school opens won’t stay tucked away for long when there’s no food in the house, tummies are empty, and tears are falling. MFH and Hosanna are facing a difficult situation. When/if school opens and parents don’t have the money they saved for school because of hunger in the home, we are asking ourselves how to deal with all of this?

Normally, we promote a “Helping Hand Scholarships” – and this is STILL a huge need because of those whose finances won’t permit their children to return to school.

However, we see another problem approaching very soon – the problem of “hunger.”

Therefore, we are starting a fund for families who are sincerely suffering from extreme “Hunger.” This fund will simply be called the “Hunger Fund” and it will be carefully managed for those who have severe hunger. As you prayerfully consider these challenges, may the Lord direct your heart as to your burden.

“He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy, and break in pieces the oppressor.” Psalm 72:4

Pastor Salomon’s New Youth Club – AJEBBA

Thirty-Eight young people (most of them new converts from Camp Bossier) have started meeting every Sunday afternoon at Bethany Baptist Church for this newly formed club, AJEBBA. Since roads are blocked and gas is rare, these young people walk from a distance away. Their mission: The goal is to provide quality activities for young people to develop and channel lives spiritually, socially, educationally, financially, and familial. Their goal: How to stay on the path of purity by living according to God’s Word in Psalm 119:9. Their motto: Be the light that shines in the darkness and go out victoriously.

We praise God for the birth of this youth group in the midst of their country’s darkness. The Gospel’s Hope has energized them! Several in this group come from a neighborhood who previously wanted nothing to do with church. As a result of Camp Bossier, a few of these young people attended the camp last year and accepted Christ as Savior. Since then they have become the “electricity” in their neighborhood. PTL!

CFO – Preaches an Open-Air Service

Discouragement, frustration, and great concerns over his country’s political situation led Josue Laguerre to reach out to the small community in which he lives in a spiritual way – an open-air evangelistic service. Josue, his wife, and three friends walked the neighborhood for four hours inviting all to a two-night open-air service to be held in his large front yard. The response was amazing! God blessed with over 100 in attendance, 13 professions of faith, and 4 rededication decisions! These difficult days have turned troubled hearts Godward. We praise Him for how He brings good out of evil!

Pastors Motivated to Four Days of Prayer and Fasting

Pastor Rejouis used Hosanna Radio to motivate pastors in the surrounding areas to four days of prayer and fasting for Haiti. Twenty-seven pastors congregated in a local assembly on Wednesday, October 23, for a day of singing, preaching and praying. Then from Thursday through Saturday, these same pastors invited their congregations to attend the prayer services at this same local assembly each day from 7 a.m. – 12 noon. Their theme was II Chronicles 7:14 “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land.” Many attended and earnestly sought healing for their land!

“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 over 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. He walks straight into the faces of gangs 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 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 humblest way. Frankly, I have never encountered anyone like Mr. Légalité!!


In Loving Memory

Dr. Ken Hay, Greenville, SC
Mrs. Flora Jean Garlock, Destin, Florida

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy.”
Philippians 1:3-4

We are powered by your prayers and enabled by your gifts! Thank you!
Tom, Sarah, and Pastor Dieupie

November Prayer Letter
Posted on November 1st, 2019

Habakkuk’s Questions and Answers

Worry turned to Worship • Terror turned to Trust • Hollowness turned to Hope • Anguish melts into Adoration • Answer of “why” turned into “Who” is in Control

And we do have HOPE, though nothing has changed. Schools in the cities are still closed (small rural communities have school); most businesses and banks are closed; barricades are in the streets; demonstrations abound! Hospitals and health clinics are understaffed because staff cannot get to work. Gas stations have limited hours and limited gas – $8.50 gallon and $12-$14 on the black market. Electricity is sporadic. Activities are paralyzed. Prayers are still desperately needed!

However, we rejoice in the Lord. There are no roadblocks on Sunday mornings, and churches are open. PTL! (The roadblocks are reset after Sunday morning services.) More souls are being saved through the radio ministry since all of the chaos began two months ago.

Pastor Salomon’s New Youth Club – AJEBBA

Thirty-Eight young people (most of them new converts from Camp Bossier) have started meeting every Sunday afternoon at Bethany Baptist Church for this newly formed club, AJEBBA. Since roads are blocked and gas is rare, these young people walk from over a mile away. Our mission: The goal is to provide quality activities for young people to develop and channel lives spiritually, socially, educationally, financially, and familial. Our goal: How to stay on the path of purity by living according to God’s Word in Psalm 119:9. Our motto: Be the light that shines in the darkness and go out victoriously.

We praise God for the birth of this youth group in the midst of their country’s darkness. The Gospel’s Hope has energized them! Please pray that the enthusiasm in this group will grow and become a shinning light. Several in this group come from a neighborhood who previously wanted nothing to do with church. As a result of Camp Bossier, a few of these young people attended the camp last year and accepted Christ as Savior. Since then they have become the “electricity” in their neighborhood. PTL!

Pastors Motivated to Four Days of Prayer and Fasting

Pastor Rejouis used Hosanna Radio to motivate pastors in the surrounding areas to four days of prayer and fasting for Haiti. Twenty-seven pastors congregated in a local assembly on Wednesday, October 23, for a day of preaching and praying. Then from Thursday through Saturday, these same pastors invited their congregations to attend the prayer services at this same local assembly each day from 7 a.m. – 12 noon. Their theme was II Chronicles 7:14 “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land.” Many attended and earnestly sought healing for their land!

Five Hundred Prisoners Fed on Hosanna’s School Food

The government food for Hosanna’s lunchroom arrived this past August. However, the fact that there has been NO school because of political unrest, the food is just sitting there. Some of it was frozen chicken parts that couldn’t be kept frozen any longer. Our CFO and Administrator, Joshua, heard that the local prison had run out of food for their inmates. A plea came for help from some church/school organizations (Catholic/State). Joshua heard this and saw it as an opportunity to provide a strong Gospel testimony. He volunteered the school’s kitchen staff to take the food to the prison, cook it there, and serve it. Indeed, the food was served to very hungry prisoners, and a Gospel testimony was seen and heard! PTL

With Gratitude and Thanks to God for you,

Tom and Sarah Bennett

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.