AFA Update: August 2014
Haiti: Preparing for Transforming Revival
What a blessing to partner with the Lord in fulfilling His purposes in Haiti, for His glory!
Last year in August, we had the national Christian/Evangelical Leadership conference in Gonaives with about 350 participants. In January 2014, we had a retreat with the national coordination of LTSG Ministry in Haiti. Three key leaders for each state gathered for four days to seek the Lord’s face and start the national structure beside the coordination in 10 States.
At the end of that retreat, those key leaders went to their state (Department) to start mobilizing leaders and prepare for State conference. This July and August, we have held six (6) state conferences; two different teams have joined us in this effort.
From the 22nd to the 26 of July, Dale Schlafer, Gary Crawford, Daniel Limose (our Administrator in Haiti), Hoberde St. Louis (our national coordinator), Marcelin (our volunteered driver) and I went to two States: Northwest (Port-de-Paix) and the North (Cap-Haitian). The leaders have responded positively to the message of Transforming Revival. God has used Dale and Gary greatly. After speaking at two different congregations on Sunday 27th, they left for the U.S.
From July 29th to August 2nd, Reuben Beachy, Kelvin Lumpkin and Abnise J.B (Abby) joined us for two more states conferences. We went to Plateau Central (Mirebalais/Hinche) and Grand’Anse (Anse d’Hainault). The accessibility to Grand’Anse, let alone Anse d’Hainault where we had the conference was a very rough ride. I thank God for Reuben, Kelvin, Abby and the rest of the team for not quitting and complaining. Again, the Lord has shown His faithfulness and the message went through the leaders’ hearts. After those two state conferences, Reuben and Kelvin left and I was very happy to know they have made it safe to their families. The Lord will not forget their sacrifices!
From the 4th to the 9th of August, the team went to the last two (2) states: Southeast (Jacmel) and Northeast (Ouanaminthe) without our American brothers. In Jacmel, we were attacked by an evil spirit, interpelled by a pastor who is at the same time a free mason practitioner; but the Lord gave us victory. The Name of the Lord is a strong tower and we found refuge there. Praise to the Lord Jesus-Christ, the King of kings!
Experiencing His Provision and Encouragement
The conference in Ouanaminthe was a very successful one. At first, we didn’t think we would be able to have the last two state conferences because of financial situation; but God, yes but God came through as aálways! In Ouanaminthe we have meet with Rev. Joseph Octave Albert a 99 years of age man of God whom have spoken to his community for decades about the Purposes of the Lord for Haiti. He told us that the Lord has told him since 1944 that He’s going to do something that will shock the world. It was so comforting to hear him as he prayed blessings over us!
We thank our partners (individuals, congregations) in the U.S who believe in this work and were able to help financially. Without you, this work wouldn’t have been possible. We praise God for you and will continue praying for you all as God will continue to overflow your cup.
We now have a total of 650 godly leaders in six (6) states of the country, ready to work with the Lord for His purposes to be fulfilled in the nation. They have made that commitment publicly before the Lord at the end of each State conference. We have no doubt that God has a lot more than that throughout the nation, and in due time they will be added to this number.
An opportunity to serve in November 2014
We intend to complete the State conferences in the course of this year, as we really sense the Lord is accelerating the process of sending Transforming Revival in the Nation of Haiti. We will cover the remaining four States (South, Les Nippes, West and Artibonite) from October 29th to November 5th.
Our work for the Lord in Haiti covers the entire ten (10) States (Departments) for which the Lord has given us favor in the entire country. Because of the scope of the work, your prayers, financial support or partnership is critical. If you, your congregation, or organization would want to partner with us for something that truly exalts the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus-Christ, please let us know by sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 941-301-6674 or 813-516-5689. Either way, we thank you as we count on your prayers.
For a Transforming Revival in Haiti,
& Ltsgministry team