When John the Baptist was in prison, he sent two of his disciples to Jesus to ask a question, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” (Matt. 11:3 NKJV). It seems a strange question coming from the prophet who saw the Spirit descending like a dove on Jesus and hearing the voice of the Father declaring from Heaven, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 3:17 NKJV).Continue reading “Journey Update: April 2023”
Journey Update: March 2023
Journey Update: March 2023
There is natural and spiritual bread. In John’s Gospel, Jesus fed a multitude of five thousand with five barley loaves and two small fish taking up leftovers that filled twelve baskets. Later as people flocked to him asking for a sign and desiring another bread miracle, Jesus told them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst” (John 6:35 NKJV).Continue reading “Journey Update: March 2023”
Journey Update: September 2022
Our schools here in America are in full swing. Jennie and I have all five of our grandchildren in school now. They are enrolled from Pre-K all the way to the 10th grade. Our school in Haiti will begin on September 5th.
Pastor Baptiste sent me some pictures of the cloth he purchased in bulk that is used for the school uniforms (see the enclosed photos). Since Haiti continues to have major unrest and insecurity, the material had to be brought from Port au Prince on a boat to the shoreline near our school. We appreciate all the folks who helped us with the uniform and book project this year.
He also sent me some photos of the rebuild of our cooking area. The covering was getting old and a recent storm pretty much finished it off. Previously, it was wood framing covered in metal. We are building it back with concrete block which will make it cooler as well as more durable. Our feeding program at the school is very important. We try to feed them a hot meal every school day. The cost of food has greatly increased with world food prices coupled with the ongoing security problems in Haiti. All this makes everything more difficult thus more expensive. Thank you all who support our work, you keep our wheels turning!
We also try to provide a chicken leg meal at least once per month for our students. Since Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, it is very important to furnish some protein as we can. When we first began the chicken leg meals, pastor told me this was the first time in many of these kids lives, that they had one piece of chicken just for themselves. We appreciate Mary Emily Royal in Sardis City for helping with this project. She started raising money for this project when she was in middle school and now she is in her first year of college. Thanks Mary Emily and all of you who give to this project.
Our first water well project in Uganda has been completed. It supplies water for one village and the surrounding area. About 1500 plus people will get good water from this well. They had been getting water from a swamp area during the rainy season and walking about 18 miles to a lake in the dry season to get water. They were so happy and excited for the water source. Godfrey Eskola did a great job administrating this project. We greatly appreciate all those who helped with this major project. Water is a great necessity for life and a great blessing. The gift of it exhibits the love of Jesus.
One of our ministry partners in an Asian country oversees fifteen village churches and their respective pastors. He recently held a pastors conference for several pastors in the area. He through our assistance supplements many widows with monthly food provisions. They also have food outreaches among the homeless in a large city. We have plans to visit there in 2023.
Please pray for another one of our ministry partners in another Asian country who operates a Christian school. Life and ministry are even more difficult when you are in a Christian minority country.
Thank you all for your prayers and financial support. Rejoicing in the salvation which is by grace through faith, I am…
Yours on the Journey,
Harry L. Whitt
Journey Update: December 2021
December seems to be a busy month for most of us. Christmas functions and family get-togethers fill the calendar rather quickly. We pray you all have a wonderful season celebrating the birth of Jesus with your family, friends, and church family. His coming changed the big world and His coming into my life changed my little world. I would not want to imagine my life without Jesus. By His grace, I am a happy and excited follower of Jesus.
Our CareBoxes are headed toward Haiti. They are in the hands of our shipper but more importantly they are in the hands of God. This is the craziest time we have ever shipped boxes in the twenty-something years of doing this project. Please keep praying for safe delivery to our church and school in Haiti. Again, thanks to everyone who helped with this project. When the kids receive these CareBoxes, they will be so happy and blessed. Thank you!
In our ‘churcheze’ language, we often talk about people being lost. I am not making light of the gravity of being lost without Jesus as our Savior and Redeemer—it is the worst kind of lostness. But even as a Christian, we sometimes feel lost in the mix of the world. It is not uncommon for us to feel out of place or lost in the crowd.
I just want to encourage you! You are NOT lost from God. He sees you and knows where you are. You may think that no one knows your struggles or of the difficulties you face on a daily basis. I am here to tell you, God sees and God knows. He knows every pain, and every disappointment. He also sees and knows, the moments of integrity when you painfully do the right thing even when no one else is looking. He is blessed by your faithfulness and steadfastness in the difficulties of your journey. He has provided release and victory for you. Be blessed in Him—He sees and knows.
God also sees the faithfulness of our ministry partners in different parts of the world who are laboring in the Kingdom of God in difficult places. Some are in countries where the Christian population is only 2 or 3 percent. Others wake each day surrounded by poverty, violence, and the look of despair in the eyes of their neighbors. In every situation, God sees and God knows. He supplies the needs and his light shines even brighter in the dark corners of this fallen world.
We thank you for standing with us and with those who look over the horizon of the world to see if we love Jesus by loving them. Thank you for loving Jesus and loving those who need His love. Again, God sees the faithful outworking of our compassion and He knows our heart.
We are praying for the Lord’s will and way to be apparent and followed in the coming year of 2022. The Lord has been faithful to show us the way and provide the means and empowerment to do His will. Thank you for being part of that plan.
Merry Christmas and may you be abundantly blessed in all ways in the New Year of 2022.
Rejoicing in the salvation which is by grace through faith, I am…
Yours on the Journey,
Harry L. Whitt