Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ministry Update, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Life in Haiti has been nothing but boring. I have had a very busy time since my return from the Philippines and Korea. My time has been consumed by work at the hospital (which seems like more work than usual). I have also spent a LOT of time doing media ministry. I went out every weekend in November, and the first two weekends in December (including two extra long weekends).

Children's Ministry in the Sun
Children's Ministry at the Beach

You can view all of the pictures taken during the December 2013 trip to Anse Rouje in the Photo Gallery.

One of my other "little" projects was creating a video for United Haitian Restoration and Hephrata Mission.  I recorded some interviews of the founding pastor (Nestor Pierre) and some of the children that have experienced his ministry.



I was watching movies with the children while out one weekend recently. The movie that was playing included the part in Genesis where Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the forbidden tree. As Eve plucked the red fruit from the tree and admired it lustfully, the kid sitting next to me exclaimed "No! Don't do it!" Apparently, he heard the story before and knew how sin entered the world and how we became separated from God.

I'm thankful for God's provision of the ultimate lamb/blood sacrifice which allows us to restore the relationship with God. It was Jesus; a perfect lamb, born in a barn! Philippians 2:5-8 reminds us how we should have the same mindset as Christ, in our relationship with others.


Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!

Please have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!