Haiti: A church with no church
By Jordan Rowley
Climbing For Christ spiritual coordinator
Last January, Climbing For Christ sent a team to Haiti for the eleventh time [CLICK HERE to read our Trip Report]. During Mission: Haiti 2013, we met a group of new believers who are now in the eleventh hour.
They are a church with no church. They are our brothers and sisters – our Christian family – in the Haitian village of Mare Pitre.
Throughout the dry season, this new and precious body of believers has been gathering underneath a large tarp. This has been just barely enough to protect them from the intense rays of the Caribbean sun as they worshipped the Lord.
Mare Pitre’s new believers worshipping under the tattered tarp.
(Photo by Miguel Rubén Guante)
This tarp has also been the “roof” of the new Monte Pou Kris (Climbing For Christ in Creole) school in Mare Pitre. The tarp was a somewhat effective, but very temporary solution. The tarp has become tattered and torn.
Now, the rainy season is beginning in Haiti. Before long, the church will not be able to meet due to the heavy rains. The people are praying for a miracle. We, too, are praying for a miracle. We are asking God to provide the funding to quickly construct a temporary structure for these brothers and sisters to worship in, and for the school children to meet in.
C4C’s missionary to Haiti, Miguel Rubén Guante, has estimated that it would cost US$3,200 to build a temporary building to shelter the people from the elements.
HELPING HANDS: Please join us in prayer for this need! And please consider lending a hand in providing a place for the new believers of Mare Pitre to fellowship, worship, and learn and grow in their walks with the Lord. You can send donations to Climbing For Christ, c/o Mare Pitre Church, P.O. Box 16290, Rochester, NY 14616-0290 USA. Or CLICK HERE to contribute online via PayPal.