Climbing For Christ is renewing its focus on serving the vast spiritual needs in Haiti with a greater emphasis being placed on spiritual education. This begins with our monthly seminary.
This month's teaching was again on the Bible — Who wrote it and when. But as missionary Miguel Rubén Guante was preparing to deliver the teaching to our group of pastors and church leaders meeting in Thoman, we received news that the border crossing was again flooded. Bad weather threatened to cancel our training.
“The lake and the road are one,” Miguel said, describing the impassable crossing. He was unable to drive the God truck from the Dominican border town of Jimani, where he lives, into Haiti.
But this did not deter us. Miguel contacted Milus Jesilus, the Thoman church leader who has served with us (helping the teachers in Haiti) and whose mother Carmen God used us to rescue. Milus walked to the border to get the seminary teaching from Miguel and on Friday he taught 21 people in Thoman.
“The low (attendance) was because of the river,” Miguel said, referring to the riverbed, which is normally dry this time of the year, and serves as a “road” for travel out of the mountains. “(Friday) it come down with much water.”
Still, 21 pastors and church leaders were able to hear the Word and learn more about the Bible that God breathed through men.
Milus outside his home (with two of his children) in February during Mission: Haiti 2011. (Photo by Jordan Rowley)
This was all part of God's plan as earlier in the week, C4C had decided to ask Milus to assist Miguel in the work God is doing through us in Haiti. Before we could even make this request, he stepped forward to help with the seminary. Praise the Lord!