Friday, March 25, 2011

Madam Jane This little girl can't talk

A little over a week ago one of our pastors came to me to ask for help for a little girl in his church. He said suddenly she could not talk. It was if she had no control over her mouth. She could not make a sound. I sent Amos to pick up this little girl and bring her to the clinic. Dr could not find anything physically wrong with her but was concerned enough to question her separately. What she wrote in a discription is very much like a ritual that is done in voodoo but she said it was while she was a sleep. This child was surrounded by prayer. A couple of days later in her sleep he ability returned to speak but the pastor noticed when she would try to sing praises the problem would return. During a play time during church the child began to cry and kept saying see the man in front of me is trying to make me eat what is in his hand. But the Pastor's wife said there was no one there. Emmanuel and I went to the home of the child but the grown ups in the household chose not to be there. Pastor told us that the father was not a Chrisitan and was afraid that they wanted to take the child to a witch doctor. We prayed over this child in her home. But she was not alone. Several children followed us into a small room not much bigger than a small bathroom which was there house. We prayed over all of the children. One young man was about 14 and asked to recieve Jesus in his heart. What an afternoon. I plan to return to this house again. I hope to take a book with me to read Bible Stories to these children. I want them to learn that Jesus loves them and can protect them from the evil that surrounds them. It has increased my desire to reach children outside of our schools as well as those inside. Everytime I visit a school I see eyes peering through the wall wishing they could come in and sit down. I want to begin preparing to reach these kids. I know the Lord wants us here and that our present financial problem is going to be solved. I know that there are others out there who have a love for these children as well and are waiting for the opportunity to partner with us to keep us here where God has called us to be. We serve an amazing God. I am reading a book called Limiting God and It has opened my eyes to how we limit God everyday through things like unbelief, fear, disobedience, and pride. I have sat in each camp many times in my life and I am striving to not visit it anymore and God is here to help me.

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Lord we need a pair of pants"

Did you ever pray what we call a popcorn prayer in the process of doing something? Well that is just what I was doing as I walked down our hallway hoping for a small miracle. A friend of ours had forgotten to bring dress pants on a recent visit here to Haiti. I had forgotten he had mentioned it earlier in the week. Here we are Friday and suddenly his wife remembers. All kinds of thoughts are going through my head. How was I going to have time in the middle of the day to buy pants? Shopping here in Haiti is an experience in itself. A thought came to me and I heard myself say to my friend “Maybe we will get lucky and someone may have left a pair of pants behind in one of our guest bedrooms.” This does happen sometimes but the clothing left is usually well used work clothes, so my hope of finding something was very low. Suddenly as I reached one of the bedrooms I noticed one pair of pants hanging in the closet. Not only were they brand new but exactly the size our friend needed and his favorite brand and color.
That is exactly how God has taken care of us over the last 18 months. He is always faithful and right there when we need him. I am writing this as a reminder to myself as well because Bud and I are facing an empty closet right now looking for that pair of pants we need. At the beginning of our work here in Haiti we were given an amount of money we were to raise to keep us on the field. We praise the Lord for all of you who have sent us support monthly and for those of you who have given as the Lord has led. Through your commitment to the Lord and to us, we have been able to remain on the field to this point. Now we face the possibility of having to leave the field for an extended period of time to raise support in order to continue work here in Haiti.
God has allowed us to be a part of so many great things happening here in Haiti.
• Bud has been working with several teams that have come in to work here at the compound. Not only has God provided the workers, but also the funding that was needed to complete these tasks. In the past several months, Cownman International School and one of our homes has received a new roof. Also an addition is being added to the medical clinic.
• Bud has been training under a man who God sent in to help us with air conditioning problems in both the medical clinic and 4VEH.
• Starfish Kids continues to grow and we are preparing for another teachers training in the spring. School pictures have been taken and will be going out this summer with report cards. We have received several reports of children coming to the Lord as a result of Bible classes.
• Last Friday we took a team out to one of our schools to present two flannel graph stories and the gospel to the children. 16 children came to Christ. We are planning more and more of these kinds of programs.
• Today we will be going out to share the gospel with a small community near Cap Haitian. I think it is a wonderful way to celebrate Mardi Gras.
• I continue to work with over 100 adult students teaching English and sharing the Lord with them 4 days a week.
• Every Friday morning I teach English to seventh graders in one of our Starfish Schools to help meet the government requirements of having Junior high classes now.
• Bud continues to come along side of our Haitian workers by participating in a men’s Bible study 3 times a week.
• We praise God that we are completing the construction of a new school in the Fort St Michel area.
In this letter you will find a small card that outlines ways in which you can keep us on the field to continue doing the things God called us to do. Please prayerfully consider the options and return the card to OMS in the envelope provided. God bless you! We’re so happy to have you on our team.

Looking for that pair of pants

Jane Dennington

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Can you help the Dennington's

Dear Friends,


Greetings in the powerful Name of our Lord Jesus! Today I am writing this letter on behalf of Bud and Jane Dennington. Bud and Jane play a critical role on our field here in Haiti. Bud keeps the place running physically through maintenance work and oversees new construction. Jane works as a key member of our Starfish Kids team as well as serves as hostess for our numerous Men For Missions teams.

Bud and Jane find themselves in a crisis at the moment—their support has dropped significantly. At the same time, the field is at a critical juncture as well. Several key people have scheduled furloughs and others have finished their careers in Haiti. These vacancies make it very difficult for them to leave before reinforcements arrive.

But here is the good news: more people are coming! Praise the Lord He is continuing to send workers into the harvest field. We have several new missionaries scheduled to arrive in September that can cover for Bud and Jane while they are away. So, after a time of transition, Bud and Jane should be able to leave for a few months by October to share in churches and increase their support.

Can you help us get to October? Their current funding level will fall $10,000 short of being able to stay until October. Can you help us overcome that shortfall? Your special gift will help sustain the work of Starfish Kids, Bethesda Medical Center, Radio 4VEH and others through the hands of Bud and Jane Dennington.

Thank you for your help!
God bless,

Brett Bundy, field leader in Haiti