Good morning friends and partners. We pray this month finds you and your families well, healthy, and obedient in all that God has called you to.
We are so excited about our Soup Kitchen. We started the soup kitchen over a year ago. Miss Lynn kept hearing that when the patients from our clinic were asked to take their medicine with food, they would tell the doctor that they did not have any food and that they were hungry. We were always finding people in our community that were hungry. We happened to have donated soup mix from Gleanings for the Hungry and so one day Miss Lynn decided to start the soup kitchen. Today we serve over 215 people every day. We have 2 cooks and many volunteers who serve the community day in and day out. There are many people from the mountains that walk hours to our clinic and after they see the doctor they make their way to get a bowl of soup and rice before they make the long hike home. We have had the privilege of having Miss Joanne from Montreal, Canada come and really get this program off the ground. Her endless hours of helping and serving and training has truly paid off. This past week a missionary decided to give everyone a mango with their meal and so she bought over 100 mangos and everyone was so excited for this treat. We have also been having people go and do activities with the children over lunch, coloring with them and playing with them.
This is a beautiful ministry that is really reaching the people where there need is. Thank you to everyone who has supported and donated to make this ministry prosper. Miss Lynn’s hope and prayer is to feed many more people each day as the Lord makes the provision.
Our English program began February 1st and will run until May 1st. The program has been very successful. Because of the interest shown by adults to learn English, two adult classes were started, one for beginners and one advanced class for those who already have English but wanting to improve. After the first week, the adults were asking for more, so two more classes were started. At present, in addition to our English program in the school, we have classes at 3 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, Friday and two classes on Saturday morning. The adult classes are very well attended with approximately 30 in each class. Students finishing high school and heading to University travel from the next town over to attend our classes and they are very grateful for a chance to improve their English before entering University.
The day program in our school is going very well. The Pre K and K classes love to learn by listening to stories read in English and singing songs. Grades 1 through 6 are introduced to new Vocabulary each class and are doing well with learning new words and putting the words into sentences. We have also spent time on "blends", verbs and verb tenses.
The church has had a busy month. Our pastors baptized 7 people, we had a community wedding where we married 5 couples and were able to do 2 feedings at church due to the giving of finances from a few donors. That is always a huge blessing. Please go to our website if you would like to know how to donate towards a feeding at the church.
The kids at the orphanage have had a great month. They were able to have a beach day with Momma (Miss Lynn) and they loved it. The younger ones had the opportunity to come this time and for many of them it was their first time. It has been getting hotter and hotter here in Haiti so it is a blessing to have the ocean so close to cool off. As of April 3, the kids finished their exams at school and now start their week and a half of vacation. They are all very excited about no school, but that will mean the orphanage will be that much busier with all the kids at home. Please continue to pray for a resolution to our electricity problem at the orphanage. We need some new batteries and our invertor has now stopped working so we are using the generator each night. Please pray that we will be able to get the finances to fix this problem.
Thank you all for your love and prayers we value and covet them.