A group of 23 people from four different Christian churches in Alabama arrived in Haiti the last week of July. The majority of these team members came to aide Baptist Haiti mission in the construction of two new houses. Part of the team was sent to help rebuild the Saint-Louis home, side by side, with local Haitians. But there was not just the rebuilding of a physical home at this site. During the week long project, the team was sure to spread the love of Jesus Christ. They prayed with the family and also taught the children in the community some Christian songs.
The last day was a joyous celebration. The house was pretty much complete, minus a few minor details. A pastor from Alabama gave the message of salvation through Jesus Christ and everybody prayed together. There were prayers for the new house, family, and the community. When Emmanuel Saint-Louis was asked about his family’s new home he simply said that he wanted to “thank God because he didn’t know how his house would ever be rebuilt.” He also gave a Bible verse; Daniel 3:17. It reads, “If we are thrown into the blazing, furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it….” What a powerful testimony that our God can do all things!
|Mr. Emmanuel Saint-Louis, repairing a shoe|
|The Saint-Louis family, outside their new home when it was about halfway finished|
|The temporary shelter the Saint-Louis family was staying in after the quake|
|The ladies working|
|Pastor Randy working|
|Teaching and singing with the children in the community|
|Three members of the Alabama team|
|Pastor Randy sharing the message of salvation through Christ on the last day. The finished house is in the background.|