Dear brothers and sisters,
Greetings to you in the name of Our Lord: Jesus!
These days we have been served by a ton of people. They all did it with much joy. Mom and dad Green have driven Gine and me all over the place. We have been in Iowa, where the “tall corn grows”, Wisconsin, Minnesota and many corners in Missouri. That is service.
In every place there has been people who served us: the DeWilder in Iowa, the Lorenz in Wisconsin and the Lorenz in Minnesota. We have been served by the Leinbaughs, the Teufels, the Mulberrys, the DeVries in Missouri. They served us by saying silently “In the name of Jesus.” Their service makes it possible for us to serve other people, particularly my people (Haitians). So in spite of the fact that service may not be something most people value, there are many people who are following in the footsteps of Jesus by serving.Last month at this time Dr. Celeste was in Haiti serving with several people in the medical profession. In fact, we had two medical teams overlapping. They were there to serve. They served hundreds of people amd gave hope while serving. They even saved lives of those who might have died without medical care.
In the second picture our second graders are enjoying spaghetti, which is one of the favorites of our students. Before the spaghetti finally made it to their plates a lot of people participated by serving. Those who served include the ladies who went to the market to buy the supplies, those who load and unload the supplies in the vehicle, the drivers, the cleaning staff, the cooks and the list goes on. Many serve so that these beautiful girls and handsome boys could have something to eat. And we need to go further in that chain of service beginning with those who gave and those who process the funds so that it can be available to feed those children. Serving should be a daily thing for us.To increase our sphere of service, we have been working diligently to provide clean water to the people of White Mountain. Several families have joined us in this battle, the Hobbs, the Bakers, and many others. However, I (Salonique) have underestimated the cost of building the water reservoir. With the funds that the Bakers provided, we were able to buy the pump and other supplies that we would need to make the well function. But the money was not enough to complete the water reservoir, which is vital to our project. We need an additional 2500 dollars to complete this project. Once completed, we will be able to serve the people of White Mountain water, which is precious to them. It will greatly help those who have little or no access to water. Please help us to finish this project.
We thank all of you who have served us the last 12 days as we are serving a people in need. May Our Lord Jesus bless you for our sake.
We may start our way toward Indianapolis tomorrow afternoon. I hope to see some of you at the convention. Our booth is Living Water Christian Mission and its number is 1138. May the Lord be with all of you who are going and let us pray for another great conference/convention this year.
Jesus said: “The Son of man came to serve and not to be served” (Mark 10:45). Let us imitate Him.
Salonique and team