"Jesus is Lord"
Hey glory! Dear Prayer-Partners,
"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder..." (Is 9:6). We are in a Christmas season like no other we have ever experienced! Many families in the U.S. will be separated at Christmas because of Covid and the governments of the world are in a mess! Law and order seems to be a thing of the past. Here in Haiti the kidnappings are at an all time high and the president does not even speak up to condem what is happening and seems to not care anything about trying to curb the gang violence against innocent citizens. We all look forward to and pray for the day when the Jesus of Christmas will return and "THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER." In the meantime we need to be reminded of what the prophet Habakkuk said when times were really tough in Israel, but they knew of a time of blessing in the future... Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall frit be in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation!" (Habakkuk 3:17,18). Times are tough...but when we know the Lord we can have joy in knowing we belong to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and one day we will be living with Him for eternity!
MINISTRY: We are glad to report that all ministry is going very well. Seminars for pastors and help for the widows. I have also been busy helping repair church buildings, building school desks, pulpit and platform and tables and benches for families. There are challenges...the road to one of the widow ministry centers was washed out. We sent word we were making a big meal for all men who would help for 5 or 6 hours. We had 35 show up. They repaired all the road and enjoyed a good meal. All were happy...and one day later it rained for 8 hours straight and washed out all they had done! Ok...more food and more work...it just looks like they will get their Christmas presents and provision between Christmas and New Years instead of this week.
No, the pic of Ceres in the parka is not here in Haiti! She received it as a gift from a good friend in Indiana before heading to North Dakota for late September and early October. It only got down to 30 degrees, but Ceres thought it was terribly cold and she was prepared! I think she is a cute looking little eskimo, don't you?
Pics showing widows getting their new towels for Christmas.
I wanted to send more pics but they would not go.
Merry Christmas to you all,
Pastor Dave & Ceres