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In Loving Memory
We wanted to take a moment to give everyone an update on our sweet David. We know that many of you have held him and loved on him throughout the years as well as doing therapy with him and praying over him.
Unfortunately, David passed away on the morning of February 6th. He has not been doing well these past few months. The doctors did not know how to help him, he was eating and drinking, but not thriving. And we had been praying for peace for him. He was suffering greatly.
While we are sad to no longer see his sweet smile or be able to hold him, we are rejoicing that he is now free of the pain and brokenness he experienced in this earthly body. David may have never been able to walk on this earth but he is now walking, running and dancing in the presence of the Father who loved him so well.
Thank you for all of the ways you have walked with us in helping us love David these last 4 years. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we remember David and continue in the work God has called us to in loving these sweet babies as long as we have them.
Men of Grace
Our Men of Grace Home now has six young men living, learning and sharing together. Many of the young men are in their final year of High School. They are a blessing to us at Mission of Grace as they serve in various capacities in the mission. The light of Jesus shines in and through them as leaders in the community as they lead a Christian example to other young men and children in the village. Out of the Men of Grace Home we have our drummer at church, we have young men who go out with the pastor and food distribution teams. The Men of Grace challenge other young in in the community to always choose to do what is good and pleasing to God. We have a budding chef at The Men of Grace Home. This fall Wisnick began culinary school.
Nurturing the Soul: Grace Community Church
This past season at Grace Community Church, we grew in numbers. As we studied the Word of God together, we saw one over arching theme. “What Does a Christian Look Like”, this thread ran throughout all of our bible study series. As the men studied on Monday nights, they focused on the power in the name of Jesus and the values of being a Christian. On Tuesday nights, the women studied women of the Bible. Focusing on the power of worship, prayer and praise. Our church wide bible study on Wednesday nights studied Paul’s letter to the Romans.
In September, we began Caregivers Bible Study for the nannies at the orphanage and this January we began Caregivers Bible Study for the nannies at the elderly home.
Our community is learning more and more to live by faith.
Home of Grace Elderly Home
Our elderly home continues to be a home of light and peace for the elderly to live out what may be their last days with dignity and with loving care. We have a new grandma, a new grandpa, and two little ones who have moved into the home. Our two little ones are there so they can receive the extra attention and care their current situation calls for. Grace Home for the Elderly remains a beacon of God’s word in the community of Carriés that “even to your old age and gray hairs I Am He, I Am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”
Our soup kitchen continues to serve as a central point for the community to come and be fed daily. Single mothers with their children, widows, men and women, young and old come daily and receive a nutritious meal. We serve approximately 175 meals each day and ALL are welcomed.
Grace Community School
All of the children at Grace Community School are steadily improving academically. Midterm report card day was an exciting day. There were many cheers as parents who were never given the opportunity themselves to attend school proudly bounced out of their seats to walk up and receive the report and exam results of their children. We are happy to have an addition of a psychologist to our school staff. He has brought new insight and and a fresh plan to help our children grow mentally and academically. We know we are training up future leaders and among us are future doctors, pastors, lawyers, accounts and CEOs, even a future president of Haiti may be among our students. God has His hand on our children and we have our ears and heart fixed on Him. We know, with God ALL things are possible.
Mission of Grace remains forever grateful that God would choose us to carry such a strong vision for Haiti. We are honored that God entrusts us with His blessing to serve the people of Carries. We are wholly grateful and thank everyone of you who come to visit and serve with us. We thank those who send their financial support and each and everyone who pray for us. You are our voice and we love you. Thank you for being a supporter of Mission of Grace.