Just as we had our hearts broken through the experience of “going” into Haiti, we felt that if we could share that burden through the same kind of experience we had, perhaps others would pray. That has been the nature of our calling in Haiti for over 30 years now, praying and believing for God to move upon this precious nation.
When we began working with Missionary Phyllis Newby in 1983, she was working with 12 churches and living in the Port-Au-Prince area. Now, she has joined hands with over 300 churches scattered throughout Haiti. The ministry has expanded and our love has grown. We have moved into others areas of service as well that include Christmas For Haiti, Pastoral Leadership Training, Workcamps, Clean Water and helping to facilitate the work of Sister Phyllis. She is such a mighty woman of prayer and we have counted it a privilege to work with her these many years. She took us under her wings and we have learned so much from her life of sacrifice and humility.
We decided many years ago to look for the light in Haiti rather than the darkness! And, by God’s grace, His light is overcoming. He gave us this promise to pray in the beginning of our adventure in Haiti, “Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’”(Isaiah 58:8–9, NKJV)