This whole week Ive been so sad for Haiti and for the people. Ive been trying as much as possible to find out what has been going on from the missionaries who are there and today I heard a few things which give some hope for Haiti. In the midst of disaster and hopelessness there is hope!
Our field director Brett Bundy travelled down to Port-au-Price during the week to figure out how OMS can help. OMS have a villa right in the middle of Port which was unharmed, there are a few cracks but no structural damage. On Saturday OMS sent down 2 truckloads of aid and used the villa as a distribution centre, there are thousands of people sleeping outside the villa- people are too scared to go indoors. But ALL through the night there are people singing praises to God, they are completely trusting in him.
This is an extract from another missionaries blog-
A godly, Spirit-filled past-graduate and pastor came to our home yesterday to see Dr. Cooper, and said something I had never thought of.
"What do you think" he asked us, "About the fact that on Monday, this place, this God-given Seminary for training up Godly men and women on the road between Cap-Haitien and Port-au-Prince, opened. And then Tuesday, life in Haiti as we knew it ended. What do you think about the fact that Monday, a huge, beautiful, brand new Bible training institute opened for the Lord's service and that Tuesday, the center of Haiti was brought low? God has a plan for this place. He is doing something NEW."
OMS has just opened up a brand new seminary with wonderful facilities and wonderful teachers, both missionaries and nationals, the seminaries in Port-au-Prince have been destroyed. Perhaps this could become the main seminary for Nationals to be trained up as pastors to turn their country around. Perhaps this is a brand new start for Haiti, after years and years of suffering they will have a new start. A start which will put the Lord at the centre instead of Satan and a result God will bless their country abundantly.
For the first time this week I can see hope in what has happened, I honestly don't know how it will happen, how the country will cope with the loss of life, the loss of everything. I don't know how they will rebuild the city but I know that what is impossible with man is possible with God.
Please continue to pray for Haiti, and if you want to give OMS have opened a relief fund you can send a donation to project 405120- Haiti relief fund, OMS, 1 Sandileigh Avenue, Manchester, M20 3LN.
This is what Im praying for Haiti
Some verses from Jeremiah Ch 31-
I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Again I will BUILD you and you will be built.
Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turning their mourning to JOY, I WILL comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.