"Taking root downward, Bearing fruit upward"

Prayer letter April 2024

Posted on April 1st, 2024

April 2024


“Blessed is he who considers the poor,

The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble . . . and he will be blessed . . ..”

(Psalm 41:1,2b)

Dear Prayer Warrior,

We’re quite sure you have heard the news about the worsening situation in Haiti. As we have already shared, gang violence continues and has escalated throughout Port-au-Prince ever since the assassination of the president in 2021. Recently gangsters attacked the nation’s largest prison (the national penitentiary) and released over 3800 inmates. The prime minister, who is widely criticized by all for his corruption and his part in the present situation, has finally resigned. Presently, Haiti’s crisis is at a tipping point. Intense hunger has increasedThe health care disaster and the educational system have worsened. We have just learned that large portions of Port-au-Prince are without electricity because of the gangs. Evacuation of approximately 1000 Americans is underway presently. Haiti needs so, so much prayer! We have no idea what’s going to happen next.

 However, we praise God that His work goes on in churches outside of Port-au-Prince and away from the gangs. Many churches are packed out. The Hosanna Baptist Church structure that was built to hold 1500+ regularly overflows, and chairs from classrooms have to be brought in for services. Recently, 11 individuals were baptized and another 13 joined the church by affiliation. Sadly, however, many churches in the Port-au-Prince area are closed because the gangs who rule these areas attack the churches and kidnap believers.

 WE PRAISE GOD once again that Jacmel has remained safe and that Hosanna Radio is still going strong. As we shared earlier, the roofing for Camp Bossier’s multipurpose building is finally complete. PTL AGAIN! When we realized that a roofing team from the U.S. was not possible   because of Haiti’s political instability and insecurity, a Haitian contractor was hired – and the job is done! The buildings are now ready to host campers for the 2024 summer camp, for which the young people have been begging. But there is one BIG concern. With so much hunger, and the price of food being so high, we’re wondering how we will be able to feed the campers. Our need for sponsors is greater than ever before. Dear co-laborers, please pray as to whether the Lord would have you help with this BIG need. Thank you so much!

We are so grateful for your faithfulness to this ministry. It’s a huge blessing to us!  We so deeply appreciate all those who have co-labored with us for many years – and some who have even co-labored since our parent’s days. Your prayers and gifts have helped to sustain many areas of this ministry, and eternal blessings will be yours. Thank you from the bottom of our heart!

With many thanks to God for you,

Tom and Sarah Bennett