We Are Making a Difference
By Keith Logan
As a tent maker, the apostle Paul would be avery busy man in Haiti right now. During our recent trip (April 14
), our mission teamsaw literally thousands of tents throughoutPort au Prince. Any available space, even in-cluding the median between busy lanes of traf-fic, was consumed with make-shift tents. Acountry that already had more than its share of challenges before the earthquake has nowfound everyday living even more difficult.As an evangelist, the apostle Paul would alsobe a very busy man in Haiti right now. Thesedifficult times have opened the hearts of manyHaitians to hear the Good News of JesusChrist. Our mission team had the opportunityto visit over 1,400 children and share the Gos-pel with them. We were able to remind themthat the food they receive everyday throughTrinity/HOPE is a gift from God because of thenever-ending love He has for each of them.
We talked to kids that literally walk threehours each day to get to school.
We talkedto hundreds of kids that rely on their noonmeal from Trinity/HOPE as their ONLY mealfor the day. In every case,
their message to
us was the same…”Thank you and May God Bless You”.
That is the message we bring back to each of you from our Christian brothers and sisters inHaiti. Together, with the help of God, we aremaking a difference.
Through your prayersand support, we ARE providing the one,true HOPE to thousands of little evangel- ists every day.
Thank you and May God Bless You.
I was a little hesitant about going back to Haiti thisyear. The earthquake looked so devastating, I was-
n’t sure I could handle the things we were about to
see. Yes, the city is crumbled but the people liveon. Their spirits are strong and they are still smil-ing. Trinity/HOPE is making a significant differenceeverywhere you look. We also visited a school inJeremie that would start being fed May 1. We wereable to deliver the good news and see the hope and joy in their faces.Haiti is a place that builds my faith and encouragesme to allow God to use me in every aspect of mylife. I feel honored he placed this ministry on myheart. It is in my constant thoughts and prayers.Thank you so much for your support. It is makingan unexplainable difference in the lives of the Hai-tian children.
One full year had passed since my wife returnedfrom her first trip to Haiti, a trip that would forever change our lives. Vivid memories of her arrivinghome, broken physically, emotionally and spirituallywere still so fresh in my mind and heart. I had seenall the pictures, helped with fundraisers, andwatched quietly as God revealed himself andchanged our lives through her experience in Haiti.A full year should be enough time to prepare me for
The reality of the situation in Haiti did not fully set inuntil we pushed our luggage cart past the customs
agent and were immediately “greeted” by the des-
peration. The horns honking, the buzz of local traf-fic, crowds of people and the smells were all sodemanding and distinctive, and like nothing I couldhave prepared for. I was immediately fascinatedwith how life just happens in the face of widespread destruction from the earthquake, the pov-erty, starvation and hunger.The most amazing experience was seeing Godpresent in the faces of the children. Truth is, noth-ing could have prepared me for this experience. Asour Haitian brothers would say,
“This is Haiti”.
Views from a Husband and Wife
By Jason and Debbie Lindsey