Dear Haiti

Dear Haiti – (no not the country but all the people that make up the country.) The first time I visited you I came with a team and we spent our time building a church, evangelizing and working on Radio’s so that many of you could hear the gospel. It was an exciting trip – and it broke my heart for Haiti. I wanted to communicate to you all the love that Jesus Christ has for you. But my voice only reached a few and some of you refuse to listen. So I made a second trip and now a third. I thought the third trip might be different, but I loved it again. Some people might complain about the heat, but I don’t mind it. Still your country takes a bit of getting used to since it’s so much different from my own. Your sudden mountains and beautiful people are firmly embedded in my mind’s eye. Once the plane landed I was greeted by my host who ushered me through customs at the airport, took my baggage and taxied me through the streets of Cap-Haitian on the way to Vaudreuil and the OMS compound. (Driving in Haiti is a bit like a game of high-speed “chicken” it’s exhilarating to say […]

I just got this in my email, the second year student in this article was in my Spiritual Warfare Course I taught in Haiti! Praise God for his salvation!

WARNING: This report may be offensive to the faint of heart. But it is evidence the battle for the soul of Haiti is reaching ever deeper into Satan’s real “freeing captives.
by Elizabeth Lehman
On a Sunday morning, the voodoo witch doctor walked into church. The congregation nervously held their breath, since this man was widely known as a practicing voodoo witch doctor. When he reached the front of the church, he simply asked to be baptized. The pastor of the church, a second-year student at the OMS Emmaus Biblical Seminary, counseled him. Two weeks later the witch doctor said he was ready to be baptized and wanted to share his testimony. Two sentences into the testimony, he collapsed, shrieking in pain. As the witch doctor was carried out of the church, the screaming became silent. He was unconscious for five hours. The following Sunday, the witch doctor was able to share his testimony without collapsing and was baptized. In his
testimony he said, “Those who owe me money now owe me nothing. Tell them they have already paid. Jesus Christ paid their debt.The newly converted witch doctor requested that people to go to his home and shrine of voodoo worship and burn it all. They found human heads with hair still on them which belonged to people who were victims of human sacrifice. As part of the voodoo ritual, the witch doctor ate and sacrificed human bodies. But the people followed the newly converted witch doctor’s request and burned all he owned to the ground. Now, the former witch doctor, his wife, and baby are homeless, have no possessions, and no employment. They only have the clothes they are wearing and most vitally, a real reason to live: Jesus Christ.

Gene Bertolet Haiti Prayer Coordinator