Dear brothers and sisters,
Greetings to you in His name!
I am sitting here in Port-au-Prince at Walls Guest House. A mild headache, even after a nap, tells me something. If you guessed “tired,” you are correct. But I won’t be surprised if some of you say “exhausted.” Yet, my achy body does not (and cannot) rob me from thoughts of gratitude to God and to His people for what they have done in the last twelve months, especially in the last month or so.
My mind is on Roy Miller and his wife who sacrifice time and resources to publish our annual report and the future plans of Living Water. They produce a magazine-like quality printed booklet for people to be informed about the mission. Only thanks. My mind is also on the Crockets, the Miles, the Sevits, the Mitchels, the Delps and the list goes on. To God and to all of them thanks.
Another thing grabs my mind tonight. It creates a heart of gratitude to God and to these people. Would you believe that three people made two trips to Living Water in 15 days to serve, to support, to encourage and to help? Incredible! Doctor Sharp, Cody McDaniels and Debbie Fairless are the three people. They were here during the inauguration of the new church building. They worked hard. They worshipped Him with us.
However three days of service were not enough for them. So they returned for another 10 days to bless me, my family and my people in Gonaives, Marmelade and White Mountain. They taught. They preached. They saw patients. They painted. They fixed plumbing problems (Do we ever get plumbing problems?). They mounted the new sound system in the church. They have been blessings to us. Returning With them were Kylee Witt, Diane Sharp, Debbie McDaniels, Ashley Butler and his daughter, Jeni, who came for the first time. The only thing I can say to those great people of God is: “Thanks.”
I also thank God for the return to Haiti of my friend Jeff Heberlein after 11 years. He has seen major changes in the ministry and in city. He had with him John and Bonnie Furniss. The men are on their flight home as I am writing. Bonnie stayed behind in order to continue to teach sewing to about 30 women. John and Jeff served in several capacities while they were with us for two weeks, one of them was preaching. Thanks to God for these men of faith.
This past week our principal had a birthday. I won’t reveal his age, but I guarantee you he is now older than he was at the beginning of the year. I don’t like surprise parties, but they can be fun when someone else is being surprised. Well, we had a staff meeting, and at the end of the meeting the meeting room was invaded by students, teachers and other Living Water leaders. I was next to him and pleaded (very badly) my innocence in all of this. It was fun. All I can say is thanks to Micah and Sam for planning this. Thanks to God for these men who are making a difference here for Christ.
I have many more things I could say. I conclude by saying thanks to you, because your partnership made it all possible.
I want to announce that Lucma Adolphe is officially our Vice President at Living Water. Pray for Him as he is going to serve in this capacity for the Lord.
Please pray for my good friends, John and Hellen Meyer. Please also pray for the presidential election in Haiti. Pray that God’s will can be done in this situation.
My friends, thank you and God bless you.
Salonique Adolphe and team