Haiti Mission April 11, 2013

Haiti Mission April 11

The Lord God blessed us with a beautiful day in Haiti as we worked to build a home for the pastor of the Canaan Church and a Medical Clinic.

Our prayer is for this medical clinic to be used by medical teams throughout the world to conduct Medical Clinics for the people in Canaan. We are also working to secure a Haitian trained nurse to operate the clinic and be on site five days a week. If you would like to support this medical clinic by sponsoring a nurse or assisting with supplies please contact me.

We are supporting the work force of Haiti with this project by employing a team of Haitians to serve as Construction Manager, Foreman, Mason Workers and Assistants.  All of the men live in the immediate area of the church and clinic so it is a blessing to have them helping as they take great pride with the project.

The team from Louisiana and the Haitian Workers put in a full day under very hot conditions. The temperature was 96 and the heat index was registering 135 today. I praise the Lord for the safety and good health of everyone on the worksite today.

I shared with the team that while that it was a good construction day the greatest work done today was the time team members took to visit with the children at school and loving on the Haitian men we were working with today and sharing their own stories of Christian faith.

Please continue to pray for us as we serve here in Haiti this week. We will be taking additional teams to Haiti in the coming months. If you would be interested in coming with us please contact me.

With a Grateful Heart,

Jay Johnston

Haiti Mission April 10, 2013

Haiti Mission April 10

Today, I am travelling with a team of men to Haiti! The purpose of the trip is to work along side Haitian men to build a home for a pastor and build a medical clinic in an area east of Port au Prince called Canaan. This is all under the umbrella of the Nouvelle English Church in Croix des Bouquet that is the mother church to many other churches throughout Haiti.

I Praise the Lord for the safe travel to Haiti today. We went through customs, claimed our bags and on our way within thirty minutes after landing. On the way to our lodging quarters we stopped at the Embassy Hardware Store because the pastor needed to turn in the order for the roofing supplies. This took some time because of some change in prices and having a clear understanding of the supply list. I am thankful for the way God used our interpreter Youdel and Teo who is from FBC Covington at the hardware store. It was simply one of those times that you marvel at God working out all the details!

After nearly two hours at the hardware store we departed for our place of lodging. Upon arrival we were issued our keys and had some time to unpack before we departed to see the land we are working to purchase for a Children’s Home, School, Medical Clinic and lodging for mission teams. We spent some time walking the land and praying for God’s will to be done here on earth as it is in Heaven.

We then returned for dinner and some fellowship before going to bed. It has been a great day and I am grateful for this team of men that have come to Haiti.

With a Grateful Heart,

Jay Johnston