Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 – “Blessed be the name of God,” Haitian missionary Miguel Rubén Guante said after conducting the Monte Pou Kris (Climbing For Christ) monthly seminary in Thoman. The subject this month was the role of pastors and church leaders, prepared by C4C spiritual coordinator Jordan Rowley and translated by Miguel. Five pastors and 12 leaders attended, including Pastor Lutherne from Thoman, Pastor Derival from Pleinne Mare, and Pastor “Italian” (Saintilma Edma) from Soliette. Pastor Vilcuis of Malasi still was not able to attend because of poor sight stemming from a year-long illness. The pastors from Gentilhomme and the Haitian church in Jimani also were not in attendance because they have parted ways with Monte Pou Kris and Miguel.
The harvest of bananas on trees planted years ago by Climbing For Christ is plentiful in Thoman, as the photo of Pastor Lutherne above shows. “I asked Mathuren (a leader from the Gentilhomme church who still attends the seminary) how are going the coffee plants,” Miguel said. “He told they are giving coffee this year.”
“Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!” – Psalm 113:2 (ESV)