Wow! We worked hard this Spring filling out forms, making arrangements, and doing all of the little legal things that need to be done when setting up a 'charity'. We've now been informed that ASAPH Teaching Ministry is a tax-exempt organization recognized by the IRS according to the 501(c)3...whatchamacallits.
ASAPH Teaching Ministry isn't just an idea any more. We're moving ahead and ministering to people in this rural Haitain community with each and every lesson.
Keep praying for the ministry...see the prayer page.
AND, share this website/blog/information with someone you know who might be interested...especially teachers, ministers, students, nice people, round people, people with shoulders...you get the picture.
Looking forward more and more to July 17th...launch date.
Read this past week about how the Pharisees were doing 'fake worship of God' earlier in the book of Mark. By the time Christ was on the cross, it was mock worship of Him. Practice TRUE WORSHIP...as Asaph wrote in Psalm 50, it's living a thankful, obedient life.
Ahh! Summer. Swimming pools, air conditioners...or not. We're dealing with the heat here in sunny Haiti. I've been to the ocean only once or twice since I've been back in Haiti. I'll get there more now that summer vacation has arrived. We made it through the longes day of the year the other day. It was light enough to play horseshoes at 8:00 in the evening. That's as late as the sun will ever go down here close to the equator, you know. You northerners get much more of the swing from long days to short days each year.
June! Summer. Long days. I moved into the new room on June 1st. The sleeping is preeeeetty good. Five big windows and a high ceiling are key. I'm so glad we added the extra foot or two up above my head. :) The front porch is fabulous. It's great in the mornings (I can watch the sun come up over some trees and a hill). It's great in the evenings and nights.
One thing I realized late one night: My house doesn't have a hiding place. The windows are so big and spaced out around the house that there is no place to be in the house w/o being somewhat exposed to the outside...the windows are high enough that people could only see in if they made an extra effort to do so, but still. You always try to outsmart thieves and criminals. I'm working on a plan to create a 'safety zone' inside the house.
Only one month and a few days from Launch Day...July 17th. I'm ready for all practical purposes. Just a matter of waiting until the day arrives. We've yet to hear from the IRS as to our tax-exempt status. Hopefully that'll fall into place this month. The steel buildings are still in the US. Here's hoping they come to Haiti ASAP...H!
Missionary in Haiti.