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Chicago Metro Presbytery exists to extend the gospel and to oversee the work of the ministry of the PCA throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area to the glory of God.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Haiti Trip 7/26/19

Day 1
Nan Nom Jesi

The summer Haiti Missions Team is assembling in Miami tonight in advance of traveling together to Port au Prinee very early tomorrow. The Chicago and Cincinnati crews just arrived there; the California folks arrive later. The team of 10 comes comes with a united purpose of serving and loving the people of Haiti by meeting their physical and spiritual needs in Jesus' name.

From Port au Prince, after airport customs (with 1000 pounds of supplies stuffed into duffel bags - clothes, medicines, and water systems parts and materials) they will meet a coach bus driver who will take them on the perhaps 6 hour road trip to Cambry, their base of operation this week.

The team is grateful for your partnership and support during this week. Our goal is to share an update late each evening while the team is in Haiti.

This evening, please pray for
  • Continued safe travel to Miami, to Port au Prince, and to Cambry. It will be a very early morning (their flight leaves Miami at 6:00 am) and a long day tomorrow. They hope to be at Cambry in time for a late dinner.
  • The health of the team as they start a very busy, stressful, and hot week, eating different foods and working in environments that will definitely NOT feel like home
  • Good, restorative (even though brief) sleep this evening
As you are led, please use this guide to pray for Haiti and our team this week. More specific prayer requests will come each day, as well.
The land of Haiti itself – bringing hope and health through the power of the gospel and meeting needs in the Name of Jesus; for the current civil war to come to an end and for peace and justice

The church in Haiti – especially the churches and pastors of ESMI and the Reformed Church of Haiti (159 churches to date)

Dony (Sharon) and Louis St Germain (Martina) and their families, the founders and leaders of


The ESMI Board
ESMI Staff
  • Pastor Dieusel Mongerard (oversees 5 churches we work with including Savanne)
  • Fanuel
  • Richard
  • The 85 children living at the Children's Village and the Haiti Orphan Project, which works with supporters to cover the children's needs for lodging, clothing food, medical care, and education
  • Serge and Ramonde, the directors of the Cavaillon Children’s Village
  • Dr Patrick Pierre
  • Nurse Berline Dimanche
  • Nicolas Pierre (school principal)
  • House Moms - Dadie Fantezie, Audline Charlette, Luciani St-Victor, Domersant Andrenise, Franchise Philippe, Wosni, Amazan
Facility Development:
  • Water Committee and water system 
  • Praise for funds to to complete repairing and supplying the school (destroyed by Hurricane Matthew) and finishing the toilets and showers 
  • Praise for the new cafeteria (kitchen and dining hall), security wall, and water system
  • Generally for Cavaillon to be a vibrant mission overall and the spiritual, educational, and economic hub of the region. 
  • For the planting of 5 new churches in the region
  • Pastor Mongerard and leaders
  • Installation of water system and building of a wall
  • Jude – family and work
  • Antoine – family and work
  • Business/job development
  • School and medical clinic
Other locations: La Hatte, Maniche, Port Salut, Brevette (Les Cayes), Mayan, Dariverger, Big House (Bigareuse), Duchitie,

Chicago Friends of Haiti
  • For the Board and their ongoing oversight, management, vision, and strategic development
  • Praise for finally receiving our 501c3 designation as a charitable organization recognized by the IRS
  • Haiti Orphan Project (Jen Fenton, Colleen DeKraker, Jess Kerslake)
  • Trip Coordination (Barb Mills) 
  • Medical Ministry (Kay Kelly and team at NPC)
  • Water Systems (Wayne Dingler, Chuck Michalek and team)

The Chicago based team - ready to go!

Thank you for your support,

Ann Powers
Chicago Friends of Haiti

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