The MICEVA Church in Pasbwadom is where I have been a member since 1992. The name has changed over the years. MICEVA is MISSION CHAPELLE EVANGELIQUE VISION EN ACTION.
The church has ridden out waves of health and illness over the years. We are in an extended good period lately. Pastor Etienne is a stable, local leader. He knows everyone, knows The Word, and is sincere in his love and service.
The church embarked on a 21-day series of worship services in January...every night for 21 nights. I was only able to attend about half. It is remarkable what time in the presence of God will do. The church seems as united and motivated as ever. I cannot imagine a church in the United States of America planning or executing such a daunting task. That is sad to say.
I know people who were present every night. Anemson, the guitar player and an ASAPH student played for 20 of the 21 services. The only one he missed was the day the Brass Band played out of town at a banquet.
On Sunday, we concluded with a long morning of worship, special music, and preaching. Our church has four departments : Men, Women, Youth, and Children. Each department offered an original song according to the theme of the activity, which was Walking On The Road To The New Jerusalem. It was powerful to see every branch of the church working together.
Being a missionary in 2020 is strange. I live in two cultures, and sometimes I am not sure which place I live is actually stronger spiritually. Americans can learn a lot from so called Developing Countries. We have much to offer them as well. That is the beauty of working as a missionary. I see goodness and potential at every turn. I wouldn't trade places with anyone.
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His Love endures forever.
Missionary in Haiti.