Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Update from Phyllis

Hi Everyone,

There were 21 at Cindy's on Saturday for Thanksgiving.  I did the turkey, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole.  We also had other vegetables, rice and beans, goat meat in sauce, onion tart (pie), homemade rolls, cranberry layered salad.  We had a Haitian apple pie and pecan pie and a birthday cake for one of the kids.  It was delicious and fun. We had a time of sharing and songs in Creole which especially encouraged my heart

Then Sunday our morning service was the end of 2 weeks of evangelistic conference.  We had two different choirs 5 special numbers.  The church was packed to overflowing and a number went forward for salvation.  The special speaker was excellent.  A normal comment here if asked if someone is saved is "my father was saved (converted), my mother was saved and I grew up in the church and I'm saved".  The speaker pointed out that God doesn't have grandchildren He has children.  Just because you are raised by Christian parents doesn't mean you are saved - it is a personal decision you must make.  He also reminded us that it isn't about being "religious" but about a "relationship" with Jesus Christ.  It was very well done.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Update from Phyllis

Hi everyone,

First of all, I want to thank all who prayed about the need of the Risograph machine for the Extension Bible School department.  Thanks to 3 special gifts we were able to purchase a brand new machine in country and it is already up and running.  PRAISE THE LORD!  The material produced by this machine for the program is not only used within our own churches but other organizations use it for leadership training in their churches.  Just last Friday we had 5 men at our dinner table who were here to see the program and materials to incorporate their use in their churches.  This program was a dream of David’s dad for localized leadership training and many have had their hands in bringing it to fruition. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Answer to Prayer from La Pointe!

Thank you very much for your prayers for the teacher training course. We finished classes on Friday. We enjoyed good health and all of the students did well in their presentations –the Wordless Book, teaching a Bible memory verse and teaching an evangelistic Bible lesson. We clearly saw God working in our student’s lives and His hand of blessing.

Marie Claire and I have begun one-on-one follow-up with the students who finished the course. We are helping them work toward being competent Bible teachers. We appreciate your prayers for this Ministry of Multiplication: evangelizing children, training teachers, equipping teachers & developing leaders.

Lois Beadle

Friday, September 9, 2011

Update from La Pointe!

We had to postpone our Child Evangelism Fellowship course Teaching Children Effectively Level 1 (in Haitian Creole- KATAK) in August because of the cholera epidemic in our area. Then I was sick and out of commission for a week. We have been waiting for the announcement of the official first day of school to see if we could schedule the course before school begins as many of the students who registered are in school. We still do not have an official date, but they are saying 3 or 10 October! It seems that the enemy has done all he can so that we would not hold this course. We know that God wants these students to take this course.

Marie Claire an I decided that we would hold a course before school opens and we made up a schedule to teach the course 15-17 and 19-23 September. Marie Claire and I will be teaching the course and we have 8 students: Ernst, Marvens, Nachera, Nica, Patrick, Renald, Wilbens, Wilfrid.

Changes to the blog

Hi Readers,

Soon you will see some changes to this blog, including a change of address.  Now don't panic.  You can still use the old address, it will simply redirect you to the new one so will still have access to the blog.  Those of you who receive this via Google Reader or some other reader-type format, I do not know what that will change for you.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Update on Dr. & Mrs. Jeudy


First of all, thanks for all the messages with the assurance of your prayers for this situation with Dr. & Mrs. Jeudy and their visa application. It was a great encouragement to us.

Sadly, they were not granted their visas today. They have a 17-yr-old son who they sent to the States after the earthquake to live with an Uncle so he could continue his school year. He has remained there this year too. His parents thought it best for him and for his schooling. He has his permanent US residency. Dr. & Mrs. Jeudy were told today that if he returns to Haiti and renounces his residency, they will grant them their visas. None of this makes any sense and we do not understand why they are demanding this. It is frustrating to us because we would like to help and meet with the consulate officers to see if there is anything we can do, but it is next to impossible to get in to do this. We understand that the applicants must prove themselves on their own, but sometimes it seems so senseless how they make decisions as to who gets granted a visa and who doesn't.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Prayer Request for today

Today, Aug 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Jeudy and his wife have a follow-up appointment at the US consulate here in Haiti regarding their application for a student visa. This will be their 3rd interview.

Dr. Jeudy, a graduate of our Seminary here, has been accepted at Dallas Theological Seminary and been granted a scholarship.

The Consulate requires that applicants show proof of their ties to Haiti which lessens the possibility of them staying illegally in the States. Dr. Jeudy and his wife have done that - own a house here, a clinic, are building another hospital, etc. This has been enough proof for them to have tourist visas - both have current tourist visas and Dr. Jeudy has had one for 27 years. Both he and his wife have honored their visas for all these years. They have had many opportunities to remain in the States if that was their intent, but haven't.