Saturday, February 14, 2009

True Security and Media Ministry Update

During teams, between teams and during my travels I have been showing films and working on the new film, “True Security.” Final DVD's were received back from replication in mid January, and we have been working to distribute those both within Haiti and abroad. I've also been working on the final versions on Blu-ray. Even before the final DVD's were completed we saw over 20 people make decisions to follow Christ through the new film, as we tested various iterations.

Truck Repairs

Some were concerned because of the clouds of black smoke my truck was belching! My mechanic originally proposed rebuilding the motor to clean out the carbon. After further research we decided to check out the diesel injectors first. While I was in Texas, I left the truck with the mechanic to get the injectors and pump checked and cleaned, and nozzles replaced. After getting my truck back it has increased power and doesn't have the big trail of "mosquito screen" (smoke) trailing it. What a wonderful answer to prayer. Someone even gave the money to pay for it while I was in Texas. It ended up being returned with a steering problem, so it was returned to a mechanic to install a power steering system, which should make it much more enjoyable to drive, than the manual steering it had previously.

The Teams

In December I hosted a combined team from British Columbia, Canada and Texas. They were reviewing the land which was recently purchased, and considering church construction options. We prayed over the land and dedicated it to the Lord! They also built a playground and “loved on” the kids at a nearby orphanage. I helped them with logistics and lodging.
In January I hosted a medical team, including a doctor, nurses, bouncer and other helpers. I spent the week with them doing medical clinics, using my house as a central base of operations. We saw several hundred patients. I helped them with transportation and translation, as well as, helping plan the places to hold clinic. It was a very rewarding time!