Hello dear friends,
For the first time in a while we are receiving good news from Haiti. Thanks to your fervent prayers we can report that the winds of stability are now blowing towards Haiti.
In the last few days a Mercy Ship has been docked on the Haitian shores, and brought much needed medical aid and supplies to help the thousands without any assistance. Also soldiers are assisting with street security and clearing the way.
We received news that the highway to Les Cayes is now open and all the activities in the city have once again regained their normalcy. Pastor Jean Phares Beaucejour and Gardinette will finally be leaving this weekend to return to the front line to shepherd their flocks.
This is not a solicitation note, instead I’m happy to say it’s a praise report and to say thank you for once again standing with us and the people of Haiti .
We have a tremendous amount of work to do: Continuing with the work of the Mercy hospital, seeing our beloved children at the orphanages, visiting our loving patients at the villages, and sharing the good news of the gospel. As you can tell, we have a busy 2020 ahead, and we need peace and stability to achieve what God has trusted us to do for His glory.
Bénit swa L’etenel.
In Him Always,
As times goes on, the political situation in Haiti worsens. The country is paralyzed. No schools are open, no public transportation, no banks, no market days and most churches are closed.
At issue: the resignation of the President. 20+ political parties are fighting by paying some of the poorest of the poor to take to the streets all over Haiti requesting the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. The reasons are: high cost of living, corruption and a lack of security.
Mr. Moise, a hand pick of his predecessor (Michel Martelly) came to power to fight corruption. But it is almost impossible to succeed when Haiti doesn’t even know what it looks like to live without corruption.
Some of the heavyweight business donors propelled Mr. Moise to power with their deep pockets, and now they don’t like his reforms and therefore are now retaliating against him at all cost.
Haiti is in dire need for a leader who simply cares for the country and its people. Period. To see tangible progress in Haiti will take many years, but at least people need to feel safe to tackle their daily tasks.
Christmas is around the corner, and it will be a perfect opportunity to shine the light of Christ in the lives our beloved Haitian brothers and sister in one of their darkest hours.
“What can I do?”, you ask. I’m scheduled to go to Haiti once again this Christmas. As I go, I’m asking for your help so we can bless our helpers, interpreters, drivers and security staff. We would also ask you not to forget the needy babies at the hospital in dire need of some lifesaving formula.
Due to the situation on the field, I’ll not have a team with me, but with your help I’ll be delighted to have four feeding stations or more to feed as many kids and adults as possible. Since I’ll be limited with bags, I will take some toys with me, but may have to purchase most of the toys in Haiti.
This Christmas, please make a difference by sending Christ’s love and yours to the needy in Haiti. Please donate now, or send your life-saving contributions (payable to BEM) to: PO BOX 6060 Wallingford, CT 06492.
I know Haiti’s best days are still ahead. Let’s not be discouraged in well doing. Now more than ever before, your support is critical to the needs in Haiti.
Thank you in advance for your kind generosity.
Have you ever wondered if you’ve contributed negatively/positively to your current situation?
According to Nature.com in its Nov. 2nd article, "A tropical cyclone is a rare occurrence...The frequency of intense cyclones such as these has risen in recent years, and there is evidence that the observed increase is the result of a general shift towards conditions more favorable for intense tropical cyclones."
Our beloved Haiti is now experiencing another stormy moment in its history. The frequency of intense political storms such as these has risen in recent years and there is evidence that the observed increase is the result of a general shift towards anarchy. It’s not a nature-made one, rather its a man-made storm.
The mindset of most Haitian politicians is set on personal profits instead of the welfare of their country. This narrow thinking simply puts Haiti’s future in serious danger.
The actions of the current Haitian opposition parties are both harmful and dangerous to the advancement of the Caribbean island. It is not to say that the current Haitian President (Mr. Jovenel Moise) is blameless. Instead, we are experiencing a lack of rule of laws on display. The democratic process would make the political party in power pay for its consequences on Election Day by the people. Their failure to lead and provide security and meet the basic needs of the population has resulted in what we are seeing now.
The opposition parties called Monday October 7th 2019 (Black Monday) meaning nothing was supposed to move on that day; no public transportation, no schools, no markets, no stores, nothing at all. This is exactly we experienced with the Duvalier regime in 1957. While we can’t afford another Duvalier style of government, we are in dire need of serious leadership and rule of law to govern this nation.
It’s simply a shame to once again call upon the United Nations to bring stability. It minimizes our sovereignty while the poorest of the poor are paying a high price by not having access to basic daily necessities.
I know of many patriotic man and woman living abroad willing to help their country but they are prevented to do so due to the unnecessary law in our constitution today.
So, I'm asking the Haitian parliament to quickly rectify the laws that are preventing the Haitians living abroad, either in the U.S., Canada or elsewhere, to be engaged in the political process and to run for political offices to facilitate help for their country in serious need of their assistance today.
While we are making plans for January 2020 for our mission teams, hoping for a break in the situation, I’m asking once again for your much appreciated prayers. I truly believe Haiti’s future is bright but we need people with a sense of "Haiti First" to get there.
-Please pray for the weak mothers who can’t nurture their newborn and have no access to the formula.
-Pray for the construction workers who cannot purchase construction materials to continue with the Mercy Hospital project.
⁃ Pray for our dedicated interpreters depending on our arrival for survival
⁃ Pray for our kids in our orphanages; they miss the visits of their sponsors
⁃ Pray for our leaders to make hard but necessary decisions for the advancement of our beloved Haiti.
This terrible storm is man-made. Men need to take responsibility and fix it.
Thank you so much for your time.
- Pastor Lubin Beaucejour