I’ve been learning more Creole and have discovered that ann with any number of verbs means let’s [do this]! For example, Ann ale means “Let’s go!” Ann manje means “Let’s eat!” and Ann priyè means “Let’s pray!”
I want to make a request of all of you: Ann priyè pou Pastè Esau ak Celina, madanm li. Let’s pray for Pastor Esau and Celina, his wife. Esau and Celina have prayed for a baby for four years. Celina lost a baby close to full term three years ago, a heart-breaking loss that affected Celina’s health long afterward.
The young couple has saved money so Celina could see an Ob-Gyn doctor, and many friends have been praying for them including us. Last July our U.S. mission team gathered around Esau and Celina, laid hands on them and asked the Lord to give them a baby. Esau told me earlier this week that the Lord has answered our – and many others’ – prayers. Celina is pregnant! We are so excited for them!
But, as so many of you know, health care in Haiti is usually expensive, sometimes substandard, and nutrition is fragile. Please pray specifically that the Lord will protect Celina and their baby for the full term of her pregnancy, that our gracious and almighty Father will help Celina to deliver a healthy little one at full term. That is Esau and Celina’s heart’s desire.
Esau and Celina are much loved, special friends. Pastor Esau serves as PPI’s representative in Haiti. He works hard behind the scenes to help us coordinate all details of our training conferences before we arrive, and he serves as our main translator and key coordinator when we’re in the country. PPI pays Esau monthly for all his work on our behalf. He told me last summer that his family has not missed a daily meal since he began working as PPI’s representative in Haiti. Praise God! Esau also teaches French at a school in his city and co-pastors their church. Celina sells items from their porch in their neighborhood. They are a hard-working young couple who love the Lord and serve faithfully in His church.
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So ann priyè. Let’s pray for Esau, Celina and their unborn baby. I will meet Esau next week in Haiti. Along with four other Haitian brothers, we will offer two training conferences in two cities over two weeks. I’ll update you on all that as we train pastors, and I will keep you updated on mom and baby’s progress. Mèsi anpil pou lapriyè. Thanks so much for praying!