I know it's been a bit since we've written. Things have been busy and then they were just sad... and it was hard to know how to write you about it all.
A little over a week ago, the President of the national mission the House of Hope is part of (the Union of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Haiti) was taken from his home in Port-au-Prince and brutally murdered. His wife survived gunshot wounds, but is still recovering in the hospital.
You can imagine the shock to everyone, and it's hard to talk about anything else these days. The funeral is supposed to be this coming weekend, being held in various places across Haiti. We would ask for your prayers on behalf of the Simon family (they have 3 young adult children who are in the US). Pray also that those investigating this murder would be able to find those responsible and bring them to justice and keep them from doing this to anyone else.
Here at the HOH things are going ok. We have two of our young men who have been sick, and I will be taking them to Port-au-Prince this week to see specialists. Pray for safety for them as they travel, and that they'd be able to find solutions for these health issues. We will also try to attend the funeral of Pastor Simon while we are there.
We appreciate you, your support and prayers very much. I will try to get a better update written when I get back from PAP. Blessings... And thanks for praying.