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HAITI UPDATE September 2020

Dear friends and coworkers in christ:
I want to share with you the situation of Haiti and also the news about God’s work. Thank you for prayers.

The situation of Haiti is still very difficult. The Country is not lock down as it was last year, but there is still unrest. There are demonstrations almost every day in the streets. Police protest for better treatment. Students from government schools protest about not having teachers. The teachers do not got to the classrooms to teach because they do not get paid. The political conflicts are still there between the government and the political opposition. Many people have been killed.

But in the middle of difficulties I can testify that God is at work. God has shown His grace to Haiti by protecting the Country from a large propagation of COVID 19. Since July 12 the AFCA Church has reopened. The AFCA school has reopened since August 10, 2020. We praise the Lord.

Regarding our ministries, though the Country has unrest, the schools do not stop. The church is doing well.

AFCA School is functioning. The feeding program is working but the school is in a difficult financial condition. The school administration has a debt for teachers and for other persons.

AFCA Church is doing well. The congregation is planning to celebrate its 22nd anniversary. The congregation intends to have a week of celebration, from October 11 to October 18, 2020. The day of celebration is Sunday October 18. It will be a week of spiritual conferences with different preachers. The theme is: THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL RENEW THEIR STRENGH (Isaiah 40.31). We have a budget approx. 2500 $US for this activity. The church members have committed to an effort to finance this program, but they have their limit. They can contribute maybe 50% of the budget. Please pray for the success of this program. Any financial support will be well appreciated to complete the amount that church members can provide.

PROMOVAL canceled its annual youth entrepreneurship Forum last year. This year we are planning to organize it on Saturday October 10, 2020. The youth entrepreneurship Forum is a full day of reflection and training on entrepreneurship on behalf of young people to inspire them to create their own enterprise. We expect to have 200 young people in the Forum. Our budget is 4,000 $US for logistics, food, training materials and certificates. To cover the budget, we need 20 $ per participant. We ask each participant to pay 10 $. We are looking for 10 $ financial support for each one. I want to invite you to be part of this activity by supporting a number of young people by 10 $ each. You can support 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 etc. , according to your possibility and your heart. By supporting this program you have help PROMOVAL to fight unemployment and poverty in Haiti.
May God bless you!
Renes DECIERE

Siloe Church has celebrated its 4th anniversary on August 30. The congregation has decided to worship in the new church building. It is not finished yet, but it is much better than a classroom. Siloe school is going well.

August 2020 re: Tropical Storm Laura

Pastor Renes reports that on Saturday night and Sunday (August 22nd and 23rd) there was a lot of rain in Haiti from tropical storm Laura. Many Towns experienced flooding, including Port-au-Prince. At the time of his report 20 people were known to have been killed from the flooding. Thankfully so far Pastor Renes and others are okay.

The later reports from Laura's destruction in Haiti: 31 dead, 8 missing, more than 6,200 houses flooded, more than 2,300 damaged and more than 200 destroyed.

Renes Deciere




THE ANGEL OF THE LORD ENCAMPS AROUND THOSE WHO FEAR HIM AND RESCUES THEM(Ps. 34:7-8)

Are you familiar with these verses?

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble (PS. 46.1)

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty (Ps. 91.1)

I know them by heart (in French)

But my brother Fanel and I have experienced these verses on Sunday January 12, 2020, on our way back from church.

Four men stopped us by surprise and one of them pointed his gun on us and said “Pastor you are dead today”. My answer was “In the name of Jesus you can not do anything with your gun. The power of the Lord will be showed today”. I could see their panic after my statement. They decided to leave and one of them shot while they were leaving. The projectile hit my pick-up truck. God got us out of this situation safe and sound.

May His name be praised and blessed! Our God is great.
Thank you for the prayers.
They have great effect!

Thank you to our partner Churches in the USA. We also want to thank the Lord for the success of our journey to the US in the fall of 2019, visiting our partner Churches. It was a good experience.

We praise and thank God.

Pastor Renes

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