Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A letter from your Sister Church

From: Port Salut Church.

To:  Abbeville Main Street UMC

My name is Jean Edert Pierre.  I am 45 years old.  I am the new Minister at Port Salut Baptist Church that you visited last summer. My wife’s name is Leonne Pierre, she is 45 years old too and she is a teacher. We have three boys: Renaud-Zicky, 12 years; Pherry, 11years old and Dinaud, 5 years.  Like my wife, I was born in a Christian family and our fathers were both Pastors in the same mission as well. I was ten years old when I took Jesus in my heart and since then I’ve been serving Him. I wanted to be a Doctor first and I started studies for that. But not a long time after I started, I heard a special message in my heart from the Lord telling me to heal souls for Him instead; and without contestation, I started my study in theology. Once graduated, I began my ministry.  That was in 1999.

I have a special ministry with the young people. We are praying for a spiritual and social expanding in the Port Salut church and we’d like you to pray with us about this. Our dream is to give assistance to our kids and give possibilities to our young Christians to help them avoid leaving the area to look for a trade or a job elsewhere. Leonne, my wife, is so active and has a special ministry with the ladies and the children’s association in our church. She wants to extend activities in the other churches connected to our pastoral district.

Thanks a lot for being our sister church. Let’s work together for the glory of the Lord. Like it is said in the book of Colossians 3:23, “let’s do everything we have to do not for men but the Lord.”

In the name of the whole congregation, we’re sending our love to each one of you.

May our Lord Jesus Christ richly bless you all!

Pastor:  Jean Edert Pierre and family

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A letter from your Sister Church

From:  Cance Baptist Church

To:  Our Sister Church, Great Valley Presbyterian Church

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ,

May the Grace and the Peace of God be with you.

The Deacons of Cance Baptist Church congratulate you for the good work you did here in the church while Pastor Borel Geneste was here as Pastor of the church, and also they would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the church has a new Pastor.

My name is Pastor Maxilorme Moise, and my wife’s name is Nadine Herard Moise and she is a nurse. We have four boys and we live in the parsonage of the church with them.  My goal is to continue with the Ministry of the Lord in the Cance area.

The names of my boys are Max Herard Moise, Hendell Moise, Karl Eddy Moise and the youngest one is Lee Sebastien Moise. Please, we would like you to pray for me and my family so that God can guide us and help us to work better for his ministry.

We count on your collaboration and Cance Baptist Church is going to keep you in their prayers.

For the committee:

George Jean Stenio Laurejoie Marcelin

Maxelorme Moise Pastor.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

A letter from your Sister Church

From: Picot Baptist Church

To: Trinity Bible Church

I am very happy to share with you some information about our family, church and activities. We are doing well here by the grace of the Lord. My wife who was very sick is doing better now, but she still needs your prayer. The church is working well too; the Christians always come to church to worship. We always have four services each week. Sunday morning we have the worship service, evangelism service on Sunday night, and prayer service on Tuesday night, and Bible study every Thursday.  We have a Caleb group which are the men in the church,.  They meet every Friday from 4 pm to 5 pm, and we also have the woman group that meet every Saturday morning from 8 am to 9:30 am, we have the youth group that meet every Sunday afternoon. We have one more choir in the church; it has 30 people and they meet every Saturday.

This year we did not have a good start with the school because we did face two big Hurricanes “Dean” and “Noel”.   The Christians lost their animals, their livestock and the rain damaged their houses.  Because of those problems they could not send their kids to school this year. We have only 269 students this year and last year we had 400 students.  That is a big difference.

This year we had three conventions for the members.  We had one in Picot, one in Laroche and the last one we had it in Les Rois. I want to inform you that my oldest daughter is going to get married on December 28th, 2007 and she is going to marry a pastor’s son name Obed Jean Pierre. Now in our church, we are out of electricity because the company that used to provide energy in our area has some problems with their materials.  So our church has no electricity.  Please pray for us so that we can buy a generator for the church. And finally we had two members Desino and Mrs. Fleurimon that were paralyzed who died last month.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2008.

Pastor Calixte Dorval

A letter from your Sister Church

From:  Baradere Church.

To: Creekside Community Church

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Creekside Community Church,

May the grace and the peace of Lord Jesus Christ be with you all!

Today I am very happy today for having this chance to write you this letter. How are you doing?  The activities you have in your church, how is it going for you in Gainesville? I hope you had a good and safe trip back to the US. Even though you had a lot of rain when you were on your way back to Les Cayes, God did take care of you and allowed you to have a good trip. I want to inform you that we had two big Hurricanes in Haiti after you left; it was “Dean” and “Noel”. Even though it was raining we had good worship services where we had two more people accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We had good Sunday school every morning. We also have another brother in the church; he is here to help us with difference activities.

From October 19th to November 6th, the village of Baradere was flooded under water. We had many problems here, The Christians lost everything they had, we have 20 houses that were totally destroyed, and 30 in need of repair. We had a lady in the church who died due to the hurricanes. Please pray for the people in this town because now they are in need. We believe by prayer God can do miracles for the people in Baradere. We count on your prayers and we are going to do the same thing for you here.

In the name of all the Christians at Baradere Baptist Church, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year in 2008.

Pastor Leon Bonhomme  

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A letter from your Sister Church

From       : Les Irois Baptist Church

To           : Harper EFC Church

Subject    : Greeting and Information

Dear Brothers and Sisters.

I greet you in the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am very happy today for the great opportunity that I have to write you and share with you some information about my church here in Les Irois. Before going further, I would like to ask you, how are you doing in your church? I hope you are doing great by the precious name of Jesus Christ. In the name of all the members of Les Irois’s Baptist church I would like to say thank you for the team that you sent here during the summer. It was a blessing for us here in the church, especially for all the people in Les Irois. I want you to keep that in mind that the Les Irois Baptist Church is praying for you every day so that God will bless you and take good care of your family.

Thank you very much for helping us last year with the kids, we are so happy to see how you are care about our kids here in les Irois. This year again we begin the school with 235 students and we still count on your prayer and your help for the year of 2008 and 2009. Also pray for the carnival retreat we will have in February where all of the youth will be in another place to worship, eat and play together.

I want to inform you that, we did face two big Hurricanes for the last two months, “Dean” and “Noel”. The Christians lost all their gardens, their animals, some of them lost their houses. We had 8 houses that were destroyed totally and 20 of them need to be repaired, especially the Pastor’s house in Mandou which was totally destroyed during the hurricanes.  As a big request, please pray for all the people because they are in needed now, they do need your prayer.

We are waiting for your coming next in 2008 for the Seminar and we hope that God will send his blessing upon you and allow you to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2008.

May God bless you and protect you all!

Pastor Jean Sainpreval

A letter from your Sister Church

From:        Lievre Baptist Church

To:            Lakeline Church

Subject:    Information

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

May the grace and the peace of God be with you all!  And we greet you in the precious name of Jesus Christ.

I am very happy today to inform you about our activities here in Lievre, and also talk to you about the school. This year we started the school with 200 students and they were very happy to be back in school because this is one of the best place the kids can be to prepare for their future. We are so grateful for the way you helped us last year and we want to let you know that your help was very important for us here.  We are going to pray God for you so that you can be able to help us again this year. May God bless you for that!

About the activities we had during the year, they were successful by the power of the Holy Ghost. We had a convention for the members at the Dolet Church; we also had another convention for our members of Lievre Baptist Church. We will also have some programs at the end of this year. We will have a meeting with all the ladies and we are going to have a week of service in the church just to celebrate the coming of the New Year.

As information, we did face two big hurricanes here in Haiti in the last two months. The Christians lost everything they had, like animals, gardens and houses; we have a side of the church that was destroyed too by the hurricanes.

I will pray God for your church so that He can send His blessing upon you. Also I have to take this advantage of this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

For the committee:  Pastor Philistin Dyedilem.

                              Deacon Michel

                              Director of the school:  Tony Bonifas