On Thursday, missionary Miguel Rubén Guante traveled 206-kilometers south of Jimani to another Dominican border town, Pedernales, to make his way back into Haiti. He has been blocked from crossing the border in Jimani, where he lives, by a Dominican official on a power trip. “I thanks God for my safe arrival in Pedernales,” Miguel said Thursday evening.
The following day he crossed into Haiti and began to evangelize — “searching for new believers in Christ” — as he traveled to our monthly seminary in Thoman. He visited with five families in the village of Mare Pitre and the Holy Spirit worked in their hearts and the people agreed to follow Jesus.
The first of two houses, above, who desired Jesus. The second house is below.
One of the men in this village will prepare the people for Miguel's next visit. We know that “in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). We know that God used the Dominican obstacle of the border crossing in Jimani to lead Miguel down a road he would not normally travel to meet these Haitian families and introduce them to Jesus.
After sharing Christ with these people, Miguel traveled to Thoman for Saturday's seminary, the first of a two-part study prepared by Climbing For Christ spiritual coordinator Jordan Rowley on what it means to be a Christian family. “Our families are really the first ministry that our Lord has called us to,” Jordan wrote in his greeting to the pastors and church leaders attending this study, which focused on marriage and the Biblical roles of the husband and wife.
The new front being put on the church at Gentilhomme as part of renovations on the original Monte Pou Kris (Climbing For Christ) building.
Upon completing the seminary, Miguel hiked to Gentilhomme. He had expressed excitement to “be in Gentilhomme again to meet me with the people there and share the God love with them.” He did so today before beginning his travels back to Jimani via Pedernales.
We give praise and thanks for the way God is moving us to serve the people of Haiti. We ask for His continued protection, provision and direction as more people turn from the evil of voodoo and embrace the love of Jesus.
“But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” — Joshua 24:15 (NIV)