Mission Moment: Oct. 2, 2012
The Monte Pou Kris (Climbing For Christ) monthly seminary was attended by more than 20 pastors and church leaders on Saturday, Sept. 29. The lesson, prepared by Climbing For Christ spiritual coordinator Jordan Rowley, was the second part of a study on the Christian family. It covered parenting and children. “The seminary was very good,” said missionary Miguel Rubén Guante.
After the seminary, Miguel traveled to the Haitian border village of Mare Pitre, where he has been evangelizing since late July. On Sunday, Sept. 30, 26 people from Mare Pitre gathered for worship. It was the third Sunday of worship in this village. “(Of) all those people we met only one was Christian,” Miguel said. “All the rest are new believers.”
Encouraged by the number of church goers in this previously unreached village, we have committed US$600 to establish a temporary structure to protect the people from sun and rain.
Two participants in the Mare Pitre church also attended our seminary, which is designed to train and equip pastors and church leaders — many of whom have no type of formal education. Miguel said those who have been in the seminary for some time welcomed the new prospective leaders. “They (members of the seminary) are planning to visit Mare Pitre soon,” he said.