Pastor Vilcuis reported from the church at Malasi that 90 people worshiped the Lord despite having a building that lost its roof in the winds of Tropical Storm Isaac.
“I'm very happy to know much people were worshiping today under the sun,” missionary Miguel Rubén Guante said. “That make me understand they are adoring God not the building and as they adoring God and God know they need a strong building where they may gather to worship, He will provide for that.”
Climbing For Christ members and friends are answering the call to help those in need. We have received more than US$5,500 since we declared a state of emergency on Thursday. Many more thousands of dollars have been promised. It is estimated that more than $10,000 will be needed to minimally provide food for the hungry, plants to replace all of the crops destroyed, a new roof for the church at Malasi, and assistance for the many people with damaged homes.
One of many homes in Gentilhomme that lost a roof, above, and a woman outside her damaged home in Thoman, below.
Miguel said the people of Malasi will “work on the road to fix the damage to make it able for the transport of materials.” The so-called road is a trail that leads up into the mountains near Malasi.
While the church body gathered in Malasi, there were 67 people worshiping in Thoman and 80 in the Haitian church in the Dominican border town of Jimani. Miguel preached about hospitality to his home church in Jimani. Gentilhomme also held worship, but we have not heard the number in attendance.
“But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, 'You are my God!'” — Psalm 31:14