FROM Missionary John Hanson in Haiti: The church at Terre Rouge is ready for the roof, the lefevre church is going back up after the quake. Bible school is going great. Progress is going on. Many new churches from the states getting involved in the ministry and groups coming to help out. The work at the church camp for the youth and conventions and crusades is going good. Thanks to the lord Jesus. All is well.
Great day at Terre Rouge today. Three weddings and service till 2 PM, then 31 candidates for baptism walked to the road got on 2 huge trucks, drove 10 miles to a little stream next to Mirebalis had an old fashion baptism in the creek. What a day. WOW. They shouted & danced in the road returning back to church. I would have rather been out there this afternoon than anyplace in the world. Praise the Lord…..
Constructon at Lefevre, another church at Terre Rouge, a 3600 ft wall 10 ft high on 12 acres that the Braidwoods gave to us. Unloaded 8, 40 ft containers and building homes. Assisted 1,700 families about 19,000 people with food, clothes, tents, tarps, blankets, and medicines. We are just getting started. Pastor Block has built 100 vinyl tents to send to us. All the glory goes to Jesus. Because he lives… YES
From International Missions Outreach: We are thrilled to let everyone know that BOTH containers from West Virginia have arrived at our headquarters in Haiti, this week!! After a long journey, and many obstacles, they have arrived without any major incident! I hope to post some pictures soon for all of you to see.
From Missionary John Hanson: Unloaded two-40 ft containers this weekend and got two more out of customs. Working on one of ours that came from WV. Had the med team of 18 in this week also and had clinics everyday. All missionaries do is just preach though. Yeah, tell me about it.. HA.Thankful for all the Lord does for us.
Trust you all are doing ok there. We have been trying to make plans for the IMO Convention in Branson.
We have a medical team of 18 in this week, and they must have seen over 500 here at Delmas yesterday. They worked to about 8 p.m., last night. They are at Robin today, then on to Blanchard I (One) tomorrow, and to Boutin on Thursday, and Friday to Penigot.
I have been working on getting containers out of customs as we have 7 in there now and they should start coming out tomorrow. I have a little excavator on there and a lot of good stuff that we need bad now.
I got the land at Terre Rouge dozed out and it looks great. I am starting the wall on the new property, the group from Gateway church in Southland, TX, did a great job the week they were here. All the walls inside those buildings came down and we have to clean them all out. The outsides did pretty good out there. We have to rebuild the Lefevre church and then we will start on the Terre Rouge church. The old one took a hit so we are going to do the other one rather than fix the old. We have the one down south at Mare Dumez to put up, which was destroyed. We also have to do Duration church. We have already done a lot of repairs, but have a lot more to do. I have 3 construction crews going now. I have a lot of groups wanting to come to work, most of them are churches we never have heard of, but heard of us. We have plenty to keep them busy, and about any trade at all.
Stu was down about 2 weeks ago with the builders from his church, one of them is planning to build pattern prefab houses that we can assemble here. We will probably start doing that at the new property. We have plenty of room out there; it is a nice piece of ground. Stu is coming back in, and bringing some other pastors to help him the last week of April to do our pastor’s seminar. This thing is growing like everything. We have had a lot of people being saved in the churches. Delmas is running over and out into the street. (Delmas church is on the compound.)
God is opening a lot of doors. We thank him for it.
Looking forward to seeing you all around the last of May. We sure love all you guys.
Missionary John Hanson: The medical team from Mt Grove MO, WV, and OH are doing a great job. They saw over 500 yesterday, here at our Delmas compound and they are in the mountains at Robin for clinic today. Thanks to all of them as they are putting in long hours and giving of themselves to see that those in need of medical help get served. Jesus said I came to serve, not to be served. To be like Jesus, that is all I want, is to be like him.