Friday, June 29, 2012

Changing Locations

We are proud to announce the completion of a new website for Baptist Haiti Mission.

The website is composed of the history of BHM, how you can be involved, and the most up to date stories and events at BHM.  It is for this purpose that we would like to announce the closing of this blogspot location.

You can continue to follow BHM blogs and stay connected with the work in Haiti by: 

  1. Following us on Facebook, simply "like" Baptist Haiti Mission.
  2. Checking out our new website,  You will find a list of previous blogs, as well as new ones posted, at the bottom of our homepage.
We look forward to staying connected with you!
-BHM Staff

Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Time

Summer is officially in full swing here at BHM.  Although we may not be sitting by the poolside with a cold lemonade, we are enjoying every minute of the work the Lord is allowing us to be a part of.

After the January 2010 earthquake one of the missionary homes on the property experienced a great amount of interior damage.  The house needed to be gutted and rebuilt from the inside out.  This has been a large project that has been worked on by several volunteer teams, as well as people on the mission.  Now, more than 2 years later, the house is nearing completion.

BHM would like to send a special thanks to Dan Doerksen and Will Todd for taking two weeks of their summer to build cabinets for the house.  This was Dan’s fifth trip to Haiti serving with us, and Will’s second.  During their stay, Dan was able to reconnect with his sponsored child and family.  We look forward to posting completed house pictures in the future.

Dan and Will posing with Field Director Rob Baker and wife Patti after completing the cabinets.
It would hardly be summer without summer camp.  BHM's camp ministry is in full gear for the summer!  Crossings Ministries, partners of BHM's camp ministry, have just finished their third week of student camps in Haiti.  Students from the U.S. came and participated in construction projects on the camp property to prepare the grounds for Haitian students this summer.

Their afternoons were spent leading VBS and serving in the community.  There have been SEVERAL first time decisions to follow Christ due to these events.  The gospel message is penetrating throughout the communities of Haiti this summer.

Children at VBS playing BINGO as a way to review their Bible lesson from the day.

The churches of Haiti have a variety of programs and plans for students in the summer months.  Pray for the leaders of these churches as they seek to engage their communities with the gospel.  Pray for the many children and students who will be a part of these activities all summer long.  Pray for BHM as we desire to assist the churches during this active time.

Students eagerly anticipating a great afternoon of VBS.

Monday, June 4, 2012

A Dose of Some Good Medicine

The Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE), sent a team of 5 to do a medical clinic alongside BHM this past week.  The team members came from Wisconsin, California, and Pennsylvania.  Their skills varied from being a Physicians Assistant, to retired nurses, nursing students, and moms eager and ready to serve.  Throughout the course of 5 clinic days, the team was able to see 330 people.

Not only were the patient's physical needs met, but their spiritual needs were attended to as well.  The team welcomed 5 people into the family of the Lord this week!

The medical clinic was held in three different locations.  They hosted clinics for 2 days in 2 different locations, and 1 day in a third location.  The first clinic was hosted in a families home, the second in a church, and the third in a permanent medical clinic.

Churches spread the word about the clinic a week or two before it was actually hosted.  Through word of mouth, there was a crowd lined up each morning waiting for the clinic to begin.

Each patient was registered, and then sent to have their blood pressure taken.

Following this check, each person was asked certain questions pertaining to their history.  These questions were medical questions as well as spiritual questions.  It was at this point that the gospel we clearly presented to those who had never believed.  The information of the person who made first time decisions to follow Christ, will be given to the pastor in the area to follow up with each individual.

Adults and children were seen throughout the day. Some patients were simply fighting the common cold, while others were struggling with more; high blood pressure, arthritis, and other infections.

Throughout each clinic, children played with gifts given to them by the medical team.  The adults waited patiently to see the doctor.  We feel it is safe to say, people went home happy!

Thank you, Kurt, Abigail, Rebecca, Carol, and Laurie for your time and work here in Haiti.  We appreciate you and hope to serve together again!