Romans 15:26-27 - How did the Gentiles share in the spiritual blessing of the Jews? How does giving promote unity among the believers?
Matthew 2:1-2 - Magi were educated men, probably from the Orient. They were pagans and not expected to pursue a “king of the Jews.” Yet, God created a celestial event and the magi responded. What does this event tell us about God?
Do you remember the cartoon character Gumby? For the past two years, Gumby, an extremely flexible figure, has been the ever- present mascot for our Haiti Vision Teams. The recent delay of our November team coupled with the need to adjust our travel plans in March, reminds us that we’ve chosen a great mascot. What’s ahead in Haiti? We adjust and continue.
On December 8th, Andy Bonner and Frank Vitale will fly to Haiti to help organize the distribution of 320 water filters. Those filters are currently “in country,” and we don’t want them sitting around, unused, until March. People continue to need clean water, and a recent resurgence of cholera heightens the need to get the filters in use. In addition, Andy and Frank will be working with the Haitian medical folks to create a development plan for a permanent clinic in Pignon.
The trip in March has been reworked. The March team was going to do construction in Wangouman, finishing some of the work started last year. Now, the plan is to forego the construction in favor of providing a series of remote medical clinics, including Wangouman. In addition, we’ll be holding the three-day leadership conference that was scheduled for November.
In April, during the school vacation week, our plan is to resume construction work in Wangouman. We won’t bring a medical team, but we anticipate the Haitian medical practitioners will provide clinics for the villages we visit. We’re encouraging older senior high students with past missions’ trip experience to join us. The plan is for them to work alongside several Haitian teens, helping in construction and outreach to the ministry schools.
Please pray for these upcoming trips. Pray that Haiti will stabilize and begin the road to political health. Pray that God will use His people to help alleviate some of the humanitarian needs of our friends. Pray that Jesus will be glorified in all we do there.
Mark 10:15, Mark 2:17, Mark 10:45 The command to love our enemies is not an isolated ethical teaching but rather it is fulfilled in the life and teaching of Jesus. This is where we get the power to love - that God loved us while we were His enemies.
Genesis 8:20-22. What did Noah do after coming out of the ark? What doesthis show about Noah and how did God respond?
Titus 3:1-8; Romans 13:1-7. What does it mean to “be subject to rulers and authorities”? How do I respond to this teaching? Why is this part of Christian living?