Report # 12 From: Tony Jones – Haiti
Sorry for the delay in letting you know how our 3 day outreach went I had a cold mixed with a little Asama while I was up there and the cold damp mountains sure didn’t help.
Needless to say say we had such a Blessed time and will now be going back up there on a regular basis. The first day Franz drove Enoc and Edward up to where we were holding our outreach, they preached that night in a school we were using. They told me that about 20 people showed up the first night as many did not know we were coming.
The next day Franz came down to get me while Enoc and Edward preached over the loud speaker during the day telling everyone to come out. So that night was movie night (The Jesus film) and it was standing room only. We had about 70 people crammed into this room, most told us they heard Enoc and Edward that day over the loud speaker so they came out. There was a man there I had helped about a year ago while travelling through his area, his name is “Example” in English. He had brought 6 people with him from his community, they walked 2 1/2 hours one way to come see us. As before when I have showed this film many people were moved and once the film was finished Edward preached for about 15 minutes. During that time we had 6 people receive Christ and about 50 raised their hands who were interested to hear more. So we told them to come to Church in the morning.
During the showing of the Jesus film there was a leader from the Catholic Church in attendance, it is the only church up there. He apparently went to some of his congregation and told them about us. Sunday attending our service was about half of that Catholic Church, it was a full house.
It was truly a Blessing for me to see Enoc and Edward preaching the truth with such confidence and authority, they really got to these people. After the service was over none of them left but asked question after question after question. While they were asking their questions we had prepared a hot meal for them all and fed them.
Also there on Sunday was Example again, this time he brought more from his community. Before we left about 60 in attendance begged us to please come back so beginning in January we will be going up there every Sunday to minister to these people.
Now after we got back the next day Example shows up at my door, he had traveled 9 hours to come see me. He is the main government leader in his community and a solid Christian. That is me with my arm around him. He told me he had been trying for years to have someone come to his community to preach the Gospel, nobody wanted to come up. He knew I was the only one working in the mountains and he literally begged me and Enoc to please come and minister to his community. His area is another 2 1/2 hour donkey ride from where we held our outreach. He said “Brother Tony” I am willing to build a road all the way to our community just so it will be easier for you to come preach the Gospel to my people. Instantly GOD put on my heart to say “Yes we will come” I said “Example it would be a Blessing to come to your community, of course we will come. He started to tear-up which of course made me tear-up, it was a Blessed time.
Starting the first week of January 80 men from his area will start building a 7klm road to reach his community. After they are done they will then go another 5 klm to another area where I have been helping so that we can reach those people with the Gospel. For their efforts I will be supplying the food to keep them going.
In 2008 when I started working in the mountains the mountain people in that area did the same thing, they built a road to make it easier for me to reach them. It then took me 5 hours to reach them but now that the road is built it takes me only 2 hours, this is where I am building the radio station.
Brothers and Sisters the Lord is moving amongst the mountains in Haiti.
Thank you so much for your Prayers and support …..GOD is good.