Mission for Haiti is very humbled by our BBQ Fundraiser Dinner guests who generously gave funds and made faith promises. We praise the Lord that gifts continue to come in so that we may reach our goal. We want to thank all of you who attended and who desire to help MFH FINISH THE JOB! at Camp Bossier by the Sea as a strong testimony to the Gospel in Haiti and a wonderful praise to our God.
To view more BBQ Fundraiser Dinner photos, visit the Photo Gallery.
Learn about the projects that will greatly improve and finish the camp buildings.
Baptist Theological Seminary of Haiti students are working very dilligently on sales to fund their schooling.
Hosanna Baptist Church's sister churches are helping those in great need. See the November newsletter.
January 11 to February 1 workers will complete many projects at Camp Bossier by the Sea. These will include 1) tiling all the restrooms, 2) leveling and finishing the floors in all the buildings, 3) stuccoing and painting the exterior walls of the buildings, and 4) treating the steel rafters with a powerful rust inhibitor. MFH is very humbled by the BBQ Fundraiser which graciously provided funds and faith promises that have exceeded $55K. Thank you for those who continue to give!
LAVANNEAU and MONT FLEURY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS • HOSANNA SCHOOLS
Both of these schools are in poor mountain areas where the families live off their land and have no regular income. (They give what they can, when they can, sporadically.)
Therefore, 30 sponsors are needed at $25 per month if these two schools are to remain open for the 2012-2013 school year. If God lays this upon your heart, please let us know. To see more photos of the schools in the gallery, click here! > > >
Hosanna schools provide Hosanna Ministries and the Jacmel area with a Christian, high-quality education. Both the high school and elementary school scored exceptionally in this year's exam! Read more > > >
HOSANNA RADIO 102.3 FM
Hosanna Radio is bringing phenomenal response from both the saved and unsaved communities. They listen on their cell phones; they call us; they text us; they come to visit the church to see what we are all about. Some call the station “Jacmel’s salvation,” and ask why we made them wait so long for a Christian station! Approximate daily cost of operation is less than $30 per day.
Hosanna Radio is dedicated to broadcasting a sound that is biblically precise – a sound that accurately convicts and convinces the hungry spirits and souls of our beloved Haitians. Thank you for praying, because we see the miracle of this station as proof of your prayers! Our signal began the first week of January and on the first anniversary of the earthquake (January 12, 2011), we broadcasted a live six-hour service of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord, with hundreds attending. The first week, a young lady named Judith called the station in despair wondering if it were possible for her to accept Christ to avoid evil spirits that had been sent to torment her. She came to the station and prayed – and with tears of joy coming down her face she cried, “I’m delivered.”
Hosanna Radio is bringing phenomenal response from both the saved and unsaved communities. They listen on their cell phones; they call us; they text us; they come to visit the church to see what we are all about. Some call the station “Jacmel’s salvation,” and ask why we made them wait so long for a Christian station! The unsaved comment that they don’t understand our programming (meaning they don’t know why we are playing the kind of conservative music that we are) but they like it because it’s different and they feel a spirit of calm. Please pray for Claude (station manager), Christen, and Joshua, our engineers. The fruit from Hosanna Radio is in the early stages!
Recent testimonial: God is faithfully using Hosanna Radio. A divorced young lady found herself caught in a relationship with a young man who refused to marry her despite her months of pleading. Very despondent one night and not able to sleep, she sat by her radio until the wee hours listening to messages by Pastor Dieupie Chérubin. By 3:00 AM, she was texting "Pastor D" through her tears and thanking him for restoring her hope in God’s forgiveness. She feared her lifestyle had blocked her from God and there was no more hope. The young man asleep in the same room was hearing the same messages subconsciously. By morning, he rolled over in the bed and said to her, “We’re getting married as soon as possible!” Startled, she inquired what was going on. He answered, “I dreamed that Pastor Dieupie was chasing me and asking me why I was living this way? We have to get married!” In short, a wedding is being planned, and two lives have been restored to the Savior!
Haiti - A Time for Miracles
Dr. Frank W. Garlock with Shelly Garlock Hamilton Additional eyewitness testimony by Sarah Bennett
REQUEST A COPY OF THIS BOOKLET AND HELP MFH REACH JACMEL WITH CHRISTIAN RADIO Dr. Frank Garlock was a guest of Mission for Haiti in Jacmel when the earthquake occurred. This booklet is a compilation of his and Sarah Bennett's day-by-day experiences after the quake until they were rescued. A copy of this booklet can be yours by making a donation that will be used for Christian radio in Jacmel.
THE VISION Since the earthquake, there have been over 130,000 professions of faith made in the southern part of Haiti. MFH sees Christian radio as the most effective means to disciple these new converts. Pastor Dieupie and Hosanna Ministries are now broadcasting to greater Jacmel since January 2011.
PROGRAMING INCLUDES . . .
Hosanna Baptist Church services
A daily “power-line” prayer program
Daily Bible studies by Pastor Dieupie
Weekly live children’s Bible programs
Sacred, Christ-honoring music
HOW YOU CAN HELP Please consider having a part in this radio ministry by making a donation of $10. Click “Donate” on the home page to request your copy.
Mrs. Gail Drake, son & daughter (Albany, GA) - assisting at Camp Bossier and Hosanna Baptist Church with the music
Camp Bossier by the Sea: Junior Camp
Teen Team from Community Baptist Church (Garner, NC; Pastor Mike Knight) - working on seminary/high school building & Lavanneau VBS; Pastor Knight: "God's Ministry for Men" Men's Retreat at Camp Bossier by the Sea Aug 2-3
Teen Team from Faith Baptist Church (Davison, MI; Pastor Edd Bowen) - working on seminary/high school building & Lavanneau VBS; Pastor Bowen: "God's Ministry for Men" Men's Retreat at Camp Bossier by the Sea Aug 2-3
Camp Bossier by the Sea: Teen Camp
22 & 23
Interviews des postulants - SBTH (Interviews with applicants - Baptist Theological Seminary of Haiti)
HOSANNA ANNUAL EVENT: Baptismal Service
HOSANNA ANNUAL EVENT: Bible Conference
HOSANNA ANNUAL EVENT: VBS (Vacation Bible School)
HOSANNA ANNUAL EVENT: IBELL (Institute Biblique Évangelique - Lay Leaders Bible Institute) for entire southern area of Haiti
Camp Bossier by the Sea: Teen Camp
Publication de résultats - SBTH (Publication of exam and applicant results - Baptist Theological Seminary of Haiti)
Camp Bossier by the Sea: Couples Retreat
HOSANNA ANNUAL EVENT: End of Hosanna Baptist Church fiscal year
HOSANNA ANNUAL EVENT: Hosanna Baptist Church board, deacon, and group leader elections
HOSANNA ANNUAL EVENT: VBS (Vacation Bible School)
HOSANNA ANNUAL EVENT: Ladies Retreat
Reprises des cours - SBTH (Resumption of classes - Baptist Theological Seminary of Haiti)
HOSANNA ANNUAL EVENT: Kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, and seminary open
Camp Bossier by the Sea "Finish the Job" BBQ Fundraising Dinner - Greenville, SC (details TBA)
HOSANNA ANNUAL EVENT: 3-week vacation for kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, and seminary
HOSANNA ANNUAL EVENT: Hosanna Baptist Church Christmas program
North Greenville University (Tigerville, SC) teachers and team leader, Dr. Jill Branyon, held math and reading skills teaching methods seminars to Hosanna school teachers December 27- January 4.
Roger Correll arrived on December 27 to begin preliminary work on Hosanna Radio's second recording studio; did construction prep for "Camp Bossier by the Sea".
Pastor Mike Knight of Community Baptist Church (Garner, NC) led work teams; ladies held a mini-VBS at Monfleury; the team participated in the Jacmel Crusade and gave out 15,000 John-Romans New Testaments to the citizens of Jacmel.
The annual Jacmel city-wide crusade commorating victims of the 2010 earthquake was held January 9-14.
Contractor Walter Rumminger arrived in Jacmel to lead construction teams.
George Rogier installed the electrical componants of the second recording studio for Radio Hosanna, re-installed the station transmitter, re-installed the back-up unit, and trained operators for the second recording studio.
Individuals from Bethel Baptist Church (Sellersville, PA), Community Baptist Church (Garner, NC), Heritage Bible Church (Greer, SC), David Shelton, and Roger Correll continued the "Camp Bossier by the Sea" construction. Enjoy the following photos as the camp takes shape from the ground up!
A team from Alabama came to finish roofing and installing ridge caps, then swept out all nine structures as clean as a whistle!
January's Horrific Earthquake in Haiti Ended "Life As Usual"
However, God in His Mercy Opened for Many the Door to Life Eternal!
Even though Hosanna Baptist Church now has double Sunday morning services since the earthquake, both services are full and have overflow areas. Before the quake their first open-air meeting yielded only one convert. In their second meeting, over 55 people came forward for salvation. In the four-day evangelistic crusade that was held in the place of Jacmel's Mardi Gras celebration, over 180 people came forward for salvation. Every Sunday at Hosanna Baptist Church and all of the nine sister churches individuals are walking the isles for salvation. Pastor Dieupie baptized over 160 new converts a few weeks ago in the annual Bible Conference / Homecoming services. Most of those being baptised are young adults whose god was education, but now it is the Lord Jesus Christ who can offer them hope and comfort through these difficult times. Hosanna Baptist Church has doubled its attendance since the quake and nearly 800 people are now attending the two services.
So how can you help? I'm glad you asked!
Please pray for Pastor and staff as they scramble to provide needed discipleship.
Please pray as we seek to use every possible opportunity to witness and lead others to the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Please pray as we continue building small one- or two-room cottages for the church families who are still living in tents on the church property.
Please pray as we move back from our temporary classrooms into our permanent kindergarten, elementary, high school, and seminary buildings for the fall semester. We are looking at the possibility of more students coming who cannot pay for the tuition and books. Please pray as we seek to purchase books and pay the teachers.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE JANUARY 2014 PROJECT? "Finishing the Job!" at Camp Bossier by the Sea. Projects will be 1) tile—unfinished restrooms: easier cleaning and better sanitation; 2) level and finish—unfinished floors: multi-purpose building and cabins; 3) stucco—exterior walls: protection from the ocean environment.
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WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION AND COSTS? You will fly round-trip to Haiti from Miami via American Airlines. The cost will vary depending upon the week. We urge you to make your reservation early!
Please note: When you make your reservation for American Airlines, you must arrive in Miami early enough to allow for luggage transfer in order for you to catch the 10:00 AM (approximate) flight to Port au Prince. Also, your return flight must be scheduled for approximately 1:00 PM from Port au Prince. Remember to book from Saturday to Saturday!
You will travel round-trip to Jacmel from Port au Prince aboard a Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF) aircraft ($150), or van, or ministry vehicle ($75). Transportation costs should be mailed to Mission for Haiti before your trip. Mission for Haiti will make this reservation for you.
* * * Delta Airlines now (as of April 2012) has a direct flight from Atlanta to Port-au-Prince. This Saturday-only flight is reasonably priced and time convenient.
ARE THERE OTHER COSTS? Yes. We ask each team member to submit $165 per week for mission compound expenses which help to cover the cost of laundry, cleaning, water, electricity, propane gas, and some food items. This should be mailed to Mission for Haiti before your trip. Click here to view the team house.
Use this full-color, 8.5" x 11" poster in your church, Sunday School, home or work place to promote "Camp Bossier by the Sea."
Free of charge
This full-color, 8-panel brochure has photos and thrilling camper testimonies of the first "Camp Bossier by the Sea."
Free of charge
Dr. Frank Garlock was a guest of Mission for Haiti in Jacmel when the earthquake occurred.— "HaitiA Time for Miracles" is a compilation of his and Sarah Bennett's day-by-day experiences after the quake until they were rescued.
A copy of this booklet can be yours by making a donation that will be used for Christian radio in Jacmel.
"COME TO JESUS," was Pastor D's (Pastor Cherubin) passionate and persistent plea to a crowd of more than 2000 people standing in downtown Jacmel on February 15 - 18 (in the very spot where Mardi Gras Carnival is held yearly), and his invitation penetrated all of the downtown area. The crowd grew to almost 4000 strong Tuesday night. Many (160+) came to Christ for salvation during the four nights of meetings, and hundreds more came for individual prayer because of what they suffered during the earthquake. Three witch doctors accepted Christ during the week, one of whom is well-known in town and was not timid to announce his decision publicly. "I want to have a future with God . . . the demons have no future, and I know that," was one of the statements he made the evening before he came to Jesus. A woman witchdoctor who came to Christ on Wednesday evening asked that we come to her house and burn her fetishes in the presence of her witchdoctor father as her testimony to him. By Friday, he had turned to Christ also.
The people of Jacmel could not stop talking about the meetings. Those who were not in attendance heard the service over the radio. It was the talk of the town. Comments such as the following were heard throughout the city: "We have never publicly had anything like this in Jacmel," and "Jacmel has never heard the Gospel like this," and "Glory to God!" GOD WAS GLORIFIED - though the enemy exercised his best efforts to frustrate us and do damage to the Gospel message. God used Pastor D and our musical team to confront the enemy head-on, and the grace of God was manifested in our team beyond our expectations. Their spiritual ministry became the governing spirit - even beyond their musical contribution. We don't even care to mention the enemy's subtle and blatant tactics because we are so overwhelmed by God's grace and power that covered us - and our hearts bow before Him in awesome wander!! Only in the annals of Heavenwill we have an accurate record of what actually was accomplished spiritually in Jacmel. Our team was made up of Frank Garlock, Shelly Hamilton, Susan Jones and Lynsey Haught.
MFH wants to take this opportunity to thankthe thousands who interceded before the Throne of Grace for these meetings. The power of God was at work in ways that could not be seen. "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." (II Corinthians 4:18)
The work of the Holy Spirit continues daily. Since the quake, Hosanna Ministries has seen the salvation of over 325 souls. Their church building and yard cannot even accommodate these in a Sunday worship service. Likewise, the follow-up on all these converts is becoming very difficult. In shortandabove everything else, we covet your prayers for Pastor D and the over all ministry!!
In grateful praise and thanks to God, Tom and Sarah Bennett.