Here's a tip of the hat (chapo ba) to the good people that surround me and make this ministry possible.
S. Wilphar has been with me since he was a young teenager in 1992! He's all grown up now with a lovely wife and 2 lovely daughters. They are also raising a young man as if he were their own (Where did he get that idea?). Wilphar takes care of banking, mail, and grocery shopping for me...and anything else I call on him to do there in Cayes where he lives. THANKS WILPHAR!
F.Jean-Pierre is the man on whose land I am sitting, literally. He is my landlord and a faithful defender of what I do here. THANKS JP!
P.L. J. Esprenord has finished college and is working as a teacher (Where did he get THAT idea?). He's been writing questions for the academic competition I am preparing. (He led his church soccer team to a victories on the field and off of the field.) THANKS ESPRENORD!
C. Jean-Ronald lives in Port...at least some of the time. Whenever I need a fellow traveler, he is available. And he's a great driver. If I had a vehicle, he'd be my chauffeur! THANKS JEAN!
S. Emmanuel is a welder. My windows and doors are all his work. He's also available as a 'runner' whenever I need one. THANKS EMMANUEL!
C. Erntz is currently a student at a school up in the mountains. He comes home on weekends and helps me to take care of the house and yard. He was my main cook for a couple of years and a faithful friend. THANKS ERNTZ!
L. Steephenson has just begun filling in for Erntz. He's already been a benefit to have around...and promises to be a fine musician if he keeps working. THANKS STEEPHENSON.
C. Christa has been making food for me for a month now. Her meals are a step up from what I've been eating since I came here in 1992. What a blessing! THANKS CHRISTA!
C. Manesa and her sisters have been doing my laundry for years. They keep me in clean clothes. THANKS LADIES!
There are many others who support me and take care of me here. Some I see every day, and some I don't even really know. But they are supportive and work to protect me. The church, my neighbors...all members of the GOOD PEOPLE SURROUNDING ME.
Thank you, God, for good people!!
If you'd like to bless one of these folks, contact me. We'll see what we can do together to bless them. :)
Missionary in Haiti.