Living Water update in brief
Dear brothers and sisters,
Greetings to you in His name!
There were a lot of things which happened last weekend that brought me much joy. The three day nation wide prayer and fasting was a success, not just at Living Water, but all over the land.
When a false rumor broke saying that our current president surrendered his life to God, my sons were crazy hoping that was true. I had great joy deep within me seeing that they realize it would make a difference in the direction of their country if the main leader were a Christian.
To make things worse, Gine, my wife, joined me in the misery. She recovered quicker than I did. Today has been my best day since Saturday. I was getting tired of my liquid diet, so tonight I had some rice and beans with chicken. Although I could not have the amount I usually enjoyed it was still tasty.
We could not go to Leogane for food distribution today because many of us were not feeling well in the team. It was not just my wife and me. We had a meeting and decided to go next Tuesday.
So next Tuesday we will go to Leogane, Lord willing, and then Saturday of the same week we will go to Petit-Goave. Our ladies and our men will start buying the supplies tomorrow. We scheduled to make the packages next Monday and load the buses that evening so we can leave early Tuesday. Pray for these trips.
In the meantime we are serving those who took refuge in Gonaives. It is estimated that we have 40,000 people who have taken refuge in Gonaives itself. The estimate is up to 70,000 people for Gonaives and its surrounding area. So, we have a lot of people within our imaginative walls to help.
We originally thought we would only be able to take 50 students who were in Port-au-Prince during the earthquake. Well, now we have 70 students. That has increased our student body to about 625 students.
These students, as I said in a previous posting, won’t pay a dime to go to our school — at least for this year. We have provided a uniform to them all. Each student has also received funds to buy one pair of black shoes to come to school or other events they choose to go to. Tomorrow we will start the distribution of the books and this will go through the weekend and into the next week.
We also have in our office several request letters that we will start sorting out and see which one and how we can satisfy their requests parallel with preparing the trip to Petit-Goave. We need a lot of help to alleviate the pain of some.
This event does bring some people closer to God. Many of those who surrendered their lives to Jesus would not have done so if they did not realize how fragile life is. We will have about 30 baptisms next Sunday afternoon. Please pray for these people as they are pondering their decisions.
Please also pray for the construction of the Church building. Even with two services we still have some people outside. This past Sunday we had about 800. We will see what this Sunday will bring.
We thank all of you for your prayers, your e-mails, your messages on face book and we thank you for your financial contributions. God uses them all to bring people to His fishing pond. Also, please pray for the fishers of men who are at Living Water and in other Churches.
Humbly yours and HIS,
Salonique Adolphe and team
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty.” … “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple, his hands will also complete it.” (Zech 4:6, 9)
website : www.livingwaterchristianmission.org
Phone : 001 – 509 – 3767 – 5951