Let’s Praise for 18 years
Dear brothers and sisters,
Greetings to all of you in His name!
I want to thank all of you who pray for us. Some of you do it daily. We are grateful to all of you for your prayers. We cannot move forward without your prayers because the obstacles, which are in front of us are too many and too high for us, especially these days.
Many of you are aware of the ceaseless (senseless) unrest that is going on in Haiti. It is rooted in a seeming loophole in the Haitian Constitution. But it is one of those cases where the loophole is in one’s favor and one is trying to create a canyon out of it. The president took office in 2017 for a five-year term, its term should be over in 2022. Period. Right? An obscure reading in one article encourages the opposition party to claim that the term of the president is up in 2021. The opposition leaders have been doing the unimaginable to overthrow the president since the first day he took office. The article is only a sandy ground on which they build the pretending legitimacy of their movement. As a result people die. People’s properties are being destroyed. Visitors cannot come into the country with peace of mind. The last few weeks have even been worse. Gonaives is not exempt from any of this.
It is against this backdrop that last Sunday we celebrated the 18th anniversary of our congregation. It was a reckless decision for many. I just could not imagine staying home and not going to church to celebrate what God has done during these 18 years. They announced much violence for Saturday (Feb. 6th) night into Sunday. But thankfully it was relatively peaceful. Those people you see in the pictures managed to make it to church to come to celebrate the wonders of God. Just a handful of churches opened their doors. It was understandable. Some of them had to cut it short. But we did meet. We worshiped Jesus. We gave Him thanks for what He has done for us during all those years.
The service was shorter than usual. We did not have many people compared to previous years. We did not feed the crowd because it was unsafe to do the necessary shopping. We will eat the celebration meal on one of the upcoming Sundays. Nevertheless, it was a memorable service, a Spirit-filled worship service. I cannot describe how I felt to be able to meet with my brothers and sisters to thank God on that day. All the glory and honor be to Our God and Savior: Jesus!
Please pray for Haiti in general, for Gonaives in particular. Pray for the return of peace and the safety in Haiti. Pray for the safety of the president. The guy is trying hard, but his enemies are also trying hard to get rid of him. Pray for Living Water Christian Mission as we continue to serve Our God through our people. Pray for a hasty completion of the orphanage building. Pray for God’s provisions. Praise Him for His goodness and His faithfulness. Praise Him for every new member entering the kingdom. Praise Him for all our supporters. And to you all, I say thank you!
Yours and His,
Salonique Adolphe and team