I thought gas was high when we paid $10 a gallon this summer in Haiti. But it’s now much higher – and with it higher tension, strikes and violence. Read Pastor Caleb’s update HERE. (I went to seminary with Caleb and his brother, Lucien.)
Let’s pray fervently for believers and churches in Haiti and for the Lord to bring economic, political and social stability to the entire country so that the gospel can continue to flourish there. The Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 2:1-4:
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Social stability impacts the progress of the gospel – people being saved and growing to maturity in Christ (“coming to the knowledge of the truth”).
A few days ago, I finalized our itinerary and booked my flights for our training conferences in December. Pray that the Lord will allow us to return to Haiti without hindrance to encourage, train and resource pastors. We’re planning to offer two PPI courses in Cap Haitien, where a lot of the unrest is centered right now. We’ll also lead a PPI course in the city of Ouanaminthe, 50 miles southeast of Cap Haitien. So far Ouanaminthe has been more peaceful.
These gatherings – this Biblical and practical training – of pastors are needed now more than ever!