God is at work!!!
Dear brothers and sisters,
Greetings to all of you in the name of Our Lord and Savior: Jesus Christ!
Taking more than two weeks to write about Living Water leaves us with too many things to share with you.
It has been two weeks since the majority of Haitian students have returned to the classrooms. Here at Living Water we had between 250 to 300 the first week. This week we had about 630 students. We still have students who have not come to school yet. However it is rather evident that we will have fewer students this year than last year.
Most of those who fell short of our standards last year prefer to go to another school instead of repeating the grade here. They can go to a different school in a higher grade instead of repeating the same grade here. We also have a number of students who have decided to return to Port-au-Prince. There are also some students we have decided not to have with us again this year for various reasons.
We were privileged to have with us a team of five people from Warrensburg. They were mostly from Northside Christian Church. They came with Dr. Mark Curtis, an Optometrist. These people wore themselves out to take care of my people. In four and half days they saw over 400 patients. There were a lot more people who wanted to be seen. It was a sight that broke the hearts of our friends when they saw what great needs there are in Haiti.They gave medicine, glasses, sun glasses, made plans for cataract surgery, gave advice to the people on how to take care of their eyes and shared their love with all of them. They did all this without asking one cent from the people. May the Lord bless Dr. Mark, Dr. Curtis, Michael, Tina and Jennifer for all they have done for us.
We thank all the wives and husbands and parents who have made it possible for those people to come. We thank churches and friends who supported the team one way or another. Blessings to all of you.
While the team was here with us we launched the construction of the clinic. We had a one hour ceremony on October 6th and handed the project to God, praying for the completion of the project. We prayed that the clinic will help saving lives and offer a better life to many. We prayed that God will protect the workers on the construction and those who will work in the clinic as doctors, nurses, and all the other employees. As I am writing they continue to work on the footer of the building.Church is doing well. Since school has resumed attendance in the small groups is lower. However we still have over 150 people who take part in various meetings.
One of our students passed away shortly before school opened. Please pray for his family. We have one at the hospital right now and they want to transfer them to Port-au-Prince. I have agreed that they will use my car to do so. They are waiting for the proper paper for the transfer to be a reality. Pray for the family.
We also had one of the members of the church passed away this week. The funeral is tomorrow. Pray for the family. We have a number of births as well. Gine is doing much better with her leg this week. Praise God for all those things.
Keep praying for us as we are doing for you. Keep praising God with us.
I thank all of you who support us. I beg you to continue to support us. We are in need of more financial support these days. We count on you. In all of those things God is at work.In Christ,
Salonique 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 : 011 – 509 – 3767 – 5951