January 2013

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1: 3 - 6

The book of Philippians is a missionary newsletter from Paul to the Christians in Phillipi. The Christians in Phillipi were a tremendous support of Paul’s ministry. You are also a tremendous support to us. And so, like Paul, we want to express our joy because of your partnership in the gospel here in Haiti.  

Sometimes the work that has begun moves in amazing ways. Recently we heard about a community that has taken their training from one Sous Espwa partner, PWOFOD very seriously. PWOFOD pulls together deacons and pastors from all churches in a particular community and begins to train them on how to better serve their churches and their communities. When the group of church leaders in the Fond Parisien area began meeting together, they recognized the strength of working together. Now, once a month, eighteen churches come together with their whole congregations at different locations. They invite the whole community, those who are Christians and those who are not to feast and worship together. Then they put the word out to add money into the community pot so that they can put a meal on at another church the following month and have money available to help those struggling in their communities. It is such a powerful testimony that many unbelievers have added to the fund and have begun exploring faith in Jesus Christ. 

The good work that God has done in Fond Parisien will continue on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Thank you for partnership with us. To read more, this link takes to you a pdf file of our January letter.

Howard and Ruth Van Dam and Family


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