God continues to move and work in ways that astound us, and we are truly grateful to be a part of great gospel work in Haiti. The challenges that Haitian leaders face are incredibly challenging, whether they are economic, medical, structural, or spiritual. In recent days, we have been informed of illness and death that have come to ministry leaders that we want to share with you as a matter of prayer. Please join us in bringing these needs before the throne of God, asking for God’s intervening grace to bring comfort, healing, and encouragement in such bitter providences.
* Erose Joseph – Two months ago, Pastor Joseph buried his sister who passed away in a hospital due to tragic illness. Last week, another one of his sisters, Erose, had an appendicitis which has since become infected. She remains in the hospital under incredible pain, and her medical situation is getting worse by the day. Please pray for Erose, that God would bring healing and health to her body, and that God would give the Joseph family great confidence in trust in the sovereign Lord whose purposes are good in all circumstances.
* Jouns Innocent – Pastor Jouns leads the church in Saint-Marc and has battled stomach-related illnesses most of his life. In recent years, he has been acutely affected by acid reflux and unable to eat food for lengthy periods of time. Consequently, he battles the pain of starvation is medically malnourished. The daily struggle for Pastor Jouns is whether the pain of starvation is greater than the pain of acid reflux. Please pray that God would touch his body and heal him of this illness, and that adequate medical care can be provided, if needed being granted a visa to travel to the States and have opportunity for corrective surgery and rehabilitation.
* Jean Robens Morency – Robens (we call him Rubi) is a translator for our mission teams and serves at the church in Saint-Marc. Last Thursday (July 7), his mother unexpectedly passed away. Please pray for Rubi and his family as they grieve the loss of his mother and that God would sustain them with the hope of the resurrection.
* Lucien Beaucage – Lucien is a key leader in the network of pastors under Odanis Joseph, and he serves as pastor of the community of Borel and Duval. Today (July 12), we received word that his father, Emanes Beaucage, tragically died from cholera. Emanes served as a deacon in the church at Duval and participated in our leadership training in Desarmes just two weeks ago. Please pray for Lucien and the entire Beaucage family as they mourn the unexpected loss of Emanes, that they would be comforted by the assurance of heaven, the promise secured by Christ, and the knowledge that Emanes knew and loved Jesus as his Savior.
Thank you for praying for these needs among our Haitian leaders!