When I was writing “March 2022” on this newsletter, the spell-check in my head said, “Can
that be true?” I have been preparing for cold weather, now I need to buy some seed.
We are still disappointed over the incident with our cargo of CareBoxes being hijacked by the gang in Haiti. I spoke to many of you about this and was moved by your concern and understanding. I heard your heart as you spoke with mercy toward the salvation of the gang members. You sounded just like Jesus to me! We all hope and pray that many of the boxes will find their way into the hands of some poor child in a slum in Port au Prince.
You may hear my words echoing from previous updates, “If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.” “God has sent us to the dark corners of this world.” And I hear the voice of Jesus saying, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick./ I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance” (Luke 5:31-32 NKJV). Now, we pray, forgive, and hope.
Pastor Baptiste and his staff were disappointed but not surprised because they live and work in the chaos of Haiti every day. They are under so much pressure of uncertainty and violence all the time. Please pray for them and for the country of Haiti.
They continue to minister to the people in the nearby villages and continue to educate and feed the children in our school. The feeding program is even more important since the cost of food has greatly increased with the disruptions in the country. For some of the children, the school meal may be the only meal for the day. In times past a 25 kg bag of rice (55 lbs.) cost about $24 USD, now it is about $35 per bag. Everything is expensive. It is sad and heart-breaking.
Our ministry partners in a number of countries in the world are working to evangelize and disciple their people in villages and towns. We also give food aid to many widows each month. They serve the Kingdom of God in spite of the difficulty and hardships. Many have sacrificed much to spread the Gospel and work to better the lives of their people. Their names and faces are not shown to protect them from persecution.
I have been with these Christian ministers and they are strong and humble. Strength with humility is the mark of a strong Christian and is something we all need to aspire to be. They are a great inspiration to me.
Eglise Porte Etroite, the Haitian church in Albertville, Alabama is doing well. It is affiliated with us yet is self-supporting. I preached there in January on a Sunday morning. I was blessed to hold a training session for the youth of the church one Sunday afternoon. We had a great time.
Our ministry also has a local jail outreach where a group of our ministers go to the Boaz City Jail one evening every week to minister to the inmates. We distribute New Testaments and share the Gospel with them.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support. We appreciate you partnering with us for the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ here and abroad.
Rejoicing in the salvation which is by grace through faith, I am…
Yours on the Journey,
Harry L. Whitt