Friday, March 16, 2012

Annual Church Conference

After months, weeks, and days of preparation we are currently in full-swing with the Association of Conservative Baptist Churches Annual Church Conference.  The mission property is a very popular place to be this week as we have eagerly welcomed over 300 Pastors, lay preachers, church committee members, and youth leaders.

Sleeping arrangements have been made available for those who are here.  Our conference center which comfortably sleeps around 150 people has been adapted for this special week.  Classrooms in our conference center have been re-arranged into bedrooms for many of this weeks participants.
The conference is scheduled to last until Sunday afternoon.  Meals are provided for the participants throughout the week.  The conference center kitchen is full of a variety of ladies from local churches.  The ASEBACH Office (Association of Conservative Baptist Churches in Haiti) has been in charge of the many details to make this event possible.
Each day is composed of different group sessions focusing on a variety of topics.  They are designed to encourage the churches, as well as, to challenge the leaders.  There are also special guest speakers who will be sharing throughout the week.

Pastor Jim Lacy from Michigan has traveled in to speak for a few different sessions about "Honoring God for His Faithfulness".  Pastor Solect Jean Baptiste, Superintendent of Education - MBCH, spoke on "The Pastor as an Agent for Social Transformation".  Dr. Lesly Jules, a local Haitian leader, spoke on "Good Administration of the Local Church".  

Engineer Jean Marie Claude Germain will be introducing the "Role of the Church in the Reconstruction of Haiti".  Rev. Edouard Poultre will touching on the "Prophetic Role of the Church in Haiti".  Dr. Warwick Cooper from Canada will be speaking on "The Counseling Ministry in the Local Church and Dr. Lomega Jean, a local medical doctor, will be addressing the assembly about health needs and topics.  Each evening is concluded with a worship service with various singing groups and special preachers.
Pray for all of those who are a part of this event.  Pray for the participants as they are receiving A LOT of information this week.  Pray they will be attentive and responsive to the Word of God.  Pray for BHM as we continually seek for the best ways to come alongside and assist the churches of Haiti.  We are so encouraged by these faithful men of God who are seeking to lead the local church.  Praise be to God for the work He is doing among His people. 

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