It’s been 3 weeks now that we’ve been in Cap-Haitien!
We now have real beds to sleep in. The Lord provided us with 20 mattresses and the boys have been working hard building bunk beds for everyone.We were invited by the pastor of one of the biggest churches in Cap-Haitien to join their youth service for Palm Sunday. Last week we paired up with the church we’ve been going to and did street ministry in different areas of the city.
It was interesting to discover the cultural mindset that people couldn’t go to church without nice clothes. We had to convince a few that this wasn’t a church service and you can come as you are, God doesn’t care what you’re wearing.
The week of ministry led up to us running a worship service at the local church for the people we’d met during the week. The Holy Spirit definitely showed up and was glorified. Haitians are a very passionate people!This week we were able to do more street ministry in some of the poorest areas of the city. The first place we went to was a divine appointment as we happened to stop outside a church where the pastor happened to know Philipson’s dad from when they were in their 20’s, and they’re from opposite ends of the country!
The past couple of days have been a highlight for a lot of the team because we were able to do sports ministry at the local sports centre and played basketball and soccer and volleyball with the youth and kids there. As we are a youth focused ministry there is huge potential in this city and in Haiti in general. Half the population of Haiti are under 21 years old.
Recent breaking news, God has provided us with a van!
Yesterday Philipson felt to call a friend in Port-au-Prince about helping us buy a vehicle. By the end of the day we’d been in touch with another guy who sold us his 2013, 15 seater van for $3,000 less than what he originally wanted it for. As I write this Philipson and Colby are driving back from Port-au-Prince in our new van!
The more time we spend here and the more people we meet, the more we feel this is the place we are supposed to be.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support!