“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His mercy endures forever.” Thank you all for praying for the bank situation in Haiti. That hasn’t changed as of this morning. SOGEBANK is still closed so we don’t have access to our account. But the Lord provided a way for us to get money to Pastor Esau this morning so he can pick up our shipment of Thompson Bibles, course workbooks, and other training resources. Our Father in Heaven answered our prayers! Here’s what happened:
A friend emailed me on Tuesday afternoon to ask a question about our upcoming conferences. Brent works for another mission organization serving missions in Caribbean countries, including Haiti. I replied to his question briefly, sent the message, then thought “I wonder if he has any insight on the bank problem in Haiti.” I emailed him again to ask.
We have not heard about new problems with the bank in the last couple of weeks, but are generally aware that there are often difficulties with bank services. Oh, the things we take for granted here! We don’t make this public knowledge, for obvious reasons, but we do periodically help get funds to missions who are having problems accessing their funds in Haiti. If you want to pursue this option, please contact our VP ******** with your request. I have copied him on this email for your convenience.
I thanked Brent and immediately contacted his mission’s vice-president to explain our situation. I had no idea this mission organization provided such an option. They have helped PPI in so many other ways, but this is above and beyond! We talked yesterday (Wednesday) morning to work out the details.
The specific answer to prayer is: A representative of this mission organization will give Pastor Esau $4000 this morning (Thursday) at Cap Haitien Airport. Esau and Jasmin will have the money they need to pick up our shipment of conference materials and put down deposits on our lodging and conference meals. Thank you, Lord! We sent a check for that amount to this mission organization to reimburse them for this Kingdom advance.
Thank you all for your encouraging notes and your fervent intercession! Your faithful, specific prayers to the Lord of the Harvest on our behalf provide the “supply line” we must have to serve on the front lines of Kingdom work in Haiti and other developing countries. We’re in this work together, and we couldn’t do it without you. I’m reminded again of the strength and joy of the Body of Christ working together for the mission of Jesus. There’s nothing like it!
Can I ask you to pray for two more specific requests? First, please ask the Father to fill us and every church leader attending with His Spirit of wisdom, love and joy as we participate together in these two training conferences. Second, please pray that PPI funds in SOGEBANK would be intact and available soon so we can begin working toward our three training conferences in July/August. This is the Lord’s money, and we don’t want to lose a penny of it.
And be encouraged again that our God in Heaven delights to answer our prayers – big and small – as we seek first His Kingdom and righteousness.
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His mercy endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble. (Psalm 107:1-2)