The Lord is doing great things in Haiti and I am so blessed to play a small part in furthering His kingdom.
Hello from Haiti!
We arose to another beautiful day in Haiti provided by the Lord eager to serve the Haitian people. We left the Byxbe residence shortly after 9 and traveled north to visit the prisoners in St. Marc. I had never visited a prison in States, much less in an foreign country, so I was unsure what conditions lied before me. As we walked past the armed guards and through the large metal gate, we stepped into the inner courtyard surrounded by two stories of cells, men on the first story and women on the second. We divided into two groups, male and female, and began walking up to each cell crammed with 30-40 inmates in a room smaller than most modest residential living rooms. Inmates were only allowed out of their cells once a day for showers and provided little to no food. We brought soup to hand out to each inmate and also pamphlets loaded with the Gospel. When we felt led by the Spirit, we had 5 Bibles in Creole to provide in hopes they would be a light to the other inmates in their cells. We were told only about half of the inmates were actually guilty of a crime, others were imprisoned because for varied reasons, all bogus. I had the opportunity to pray for the inmates and it was an experience I will ever forget and I would ask that you would continue to pray for the inmates as they live in very extreme conditions. We have brothers and sisters in the prison and they need our prayers, not only for protection and strength, but also wisdom as they share the Gospel with their fellow inmates.
The children, although having so little, are full of the joy that can only be provided by our Savior.
In the afternoon we travelled back to Montrouis to have lunch at the Orphanage with the children and workers. After lunch, the children sang songs and I had the opportunity to share a Bible story. Franz translated for me and also acted out my story. This is an experience that I will hold dear to heart and cannot begin to explain the joy it brought me. The children, although having so little, are full of the joy that can only be provided by our Savior. A few in the group brought toys and candy for the children and we spent the afternoon playing American football, jumping rope and coloring to name a few.
We brought soup to hand out to each inmate and also pamphlets loaded with the Gospel.
On behalf of the group I want to thank you for your continued prayers and support. The Lord is doing great things in Haiti and I am so blessed to play a small part in furthering His kingdom.