Teams will be arriving in Jacmel January 11 to February 1 to complete many projects at Camp Bossier. Read more in the January newsletter.
Pre-tuned radios in La Montagne, the new church plant area, are broadcasting the Gospel 24/7. Please read below.
Revival is still taking place in the sister church of Cap Rouge! Read in the most recent newsletter how the Lord is blessing.
The year 2014 promises to be a year of much activity. View the calendar here.
Seminary students are ministering here each week and souls are being saved! Learn how it all began with a summer team of teenagers who were eager to evangelize. Testimony: “God has sent you for me because I am weary of serving Satan. I need to be delivered now!”
For only $30 you can multiply Hosanna Ministries and MFH evangelistic efforts in the mountainous La Montagne church area. Solar radios with the Bible loaded and fix tuned to Hosanna 102.3 will broadcast the Gospel message continuously.
Pastor Dieupie and Hosanna leadership have been asked to organize the city-wide evangelistic crusade marking the fourth anniversary of the earthquake. (December newsletter) Please be in prayer for the Spirit of God to touch hearts in the community of Jacmel.
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.
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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.
Gallagher Charitable International Insurance Services (803.758.1400 or 800.922.8438) You also may register on-line at www.aainti.com OR e-mail email@example.com. The rate for ages 12 to 69 is $3.30 per day for $100,000 coverage. The rate for under 12 and over 70 is $3.82 per day for $100,000 coverage.
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."
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This full-color, 8-panel brochure has photos and thrilling camper testimonies of the first "Camp Bossier by the Sea."
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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.