'Twas the week before Christmas and all around the world, presents are being wrapped for all the boys and girls.
Children are playing and singing with friends, with eager excitement that it will be Christmas when the week ends!
As you finish your shopping, baking, and traveling plans, don't forget about the families and children all over the land!
In Haiti the Christmas traditions may be different than you own, however the name of Jesus Christ is still being made known.
You can make this Christmas special for a Haitian child today! You can help us change their lives a variety of ways!
$25 a month sends a child to school. You would equip them with a variety of tools!
As you finish your to do list, check it again, would you give a gift to a Haitian child this Christmas and enable their hopeful future to begin?
In this Christmas season as you prepare to give gifts to friends and family we ask that you consider giving a gift to a child in Haiti. Our child sponsorship program has been in existence for many years. We depend on your support in order to provide school uniforms, books, basic health care, and one meal a day to the children in BHM sponsored schools.
Many families in Haiti do not have the money to send their children to school. It is crucial for the development of Haiti as well as individual children that they receive proper training in their formative years. Help us expose children to the Word of God and equip them to read the Word as well. Begin sponsoring a child today, visit: www.bhm.org.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
December 11, 2011 was not your typical Sunday for Williamson Church. Williamson Church was completely damaged to the point of needing to be rebuilt after the 2010 earthquake. There have been a variety of pressing needs since the time of the earthquake and BHM has been working diligently to meet these needs. It was not more than 3 months ago that the work to rebuild Williamson Church started.
Many long hot days were spent rebuilding Williamson Church. It is fair to say the work was not done in vain and December 11, 2011 will hold a special place in the hearts of the people of Williamson Church. This church places a high priority on reaching out in other communities to evangelize and start new churches. BHM Field Director, Pastor Baker, and his family along with other leaders from the Fermathe area traveled to Williamson to be a part of this re-dedication celebration. It was indeed a very FULL service of praise.
The service began at 9 a.m. and concluded at 1:30 p.m. There were special music groups that performed from surrounding churches. A message of thanksgiving was presented by Pastor Edrice Romelus, Pastor of Thomassin Conservative Baptist Church. Towards the middle of the service a plaque of appreciation was presented to Pastor Baker and BHM. Pastor Jean Claude Smith, Pastor of the Williamson Conservative Baptist Church, acknowledged the many needs of the people of Haiti. He was quick to state that he was incredibly thankful that God had chosen to bless his church family through the gifts of the supporters of BHM for a new building. Spirits were high and the name of God was praised yesterday at Williamson Church.Thank you, our sponsors, for your generous giving that enables BHM to assist pastors and churches in Haiti. Continue to remember Williamson Church as they seek to share the good news throughout Haiti. Also, pray for the variety of other churches in need of a building after the destruction of the devastating 2010 earthquake. If you would be interested in contributing financially to this great need visit our website: www.bhm.org and make your donation to "Restocking Lumber Depot." This will enable us to continue to purchase the materials necessary for the churches.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Matthew 14:14, When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Throughout the course of Jesus' ministry he traveled from town to town healing the sick and sharing the power of the Gospel. He IS the answer to the physical and spiritual needs of the people. Last week a medical team of 5 from Association of Baptist for World Evangelism (ABWE) partnered with BHM and performed medical clinic's in the surrounding areas of Fermathe. From the moment the team arrived in Haiti it was clear they had compassion for the people and were ready to bring assistance to the sick.
Above: Abigail took the patients blood pressure before they saw the Dr.
The team performed a total of 4 medical clinic's while in Haiti. 3 of these clinic's were held in churches and one was hosted by a man who opened up his families home for the clinic. The typical clinic lasted 2 days in each location. There were many people who came to the clinics with a variety of needs. It was always exciting on the second day of each clinic to see that the word of the clinic had spread and the crowds increased.
Luke 15:15, Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sickness.
The history of each patient was taken before they went to see the Dr. During this time the patient was asked a variety of questions about their physical history. They were also asked if it would be okay if the team shared with them about Jesus. It was during this time of history taking that many people entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ for the very first time!
Below: Zach, along with one of BHM's translators presented the Gospel during the time of history.
There were close to 20 people who came to know the Lord during the medical clinic's last week! The lead pastor from each clinic area was given the names of the people from the area who accepted Christ in order to be able to follow up with each decision. We are so thankful for the medical needs met and the lives changed last week! There are many more details and stories to be told from this special week. Check out our upcoming newsletter for more information about the medical clinics.