"And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" - Acts 20:35
Last week, this precious lady visited our medical clinic and she walked away with a little support by receiving this walker at her visit. From my understanding though, she provided encouragement and blessing as our staff were reminded of how we are blessed through giving!
Join with us as we continue to work hard to share Christ's love with our sweet Haitian neighbors! We are thankful to all of those who have partnered with us in prayer and we ask that you continue to lift up this ministry!
Pray that God will continue to open doors for us to serve with the community and that the seeds that have been planted will grow for His Glory! Pray that God will bring to us a full time ophthalmologist for the Eye Center and that He will continue to strengthen our staff as they grow and serve together. He has been so faithful in assembling a Spirit-filled, servant-minded group!
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"Grace and peace to you from the One who is, who was, and who is coming; from the seven spirits before His throne; and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has set us free from our sins by His blood, and made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father - the glory and dominion are His forever and ever. Amen. Look! He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, including those who pierced Him. And all the families of the earth will mourn over Him. This is certain. Amen." - Revelation 4-7
A big shout out to all of those who made the Cathy Pearson Memorial Medical Clinic and the Fortune Previl Memorial Eye Center Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony so special!
What a great day we had! There were approximately 150 people in attendance for the presentation and meal afterwards. This day marked the culmination of months of construction and preparation and is the beginning of what God has planned for this community. We at EEWSHM look forward to how He will continue to lead us in ways that allow us to point more and more to Him and then to embrace what He has to offer which is life that is free to be lived boldly, without fear for His purposes with hope no matter what struggles come.
Waiting on God, Fearless to Move, Trusting His Provision!
Luckson Previl, Mission Director and Board Member shared these thoughts from his recent trip:
"On March 31st-April 2nd, a group of 9 Haitians including myself embarked on a journey to an area south of Cayes to provide relief to our brothers and sisters in need. This was a long 14-hour trip with beautiful breathtaking countryside. The beautiful countryside with blue clear ocean water surrounded by mountains portrayed the greatness of God. We left CAP at 6:00 am and arrived in Cayes at 10:00 pm. Early morning on April 1st, our contacts showed up at our hotel to take us to the village where we would be providing food, building materials and money for small businesses. I have seen poverty and have lived in poverty, but I have not seen it quite this bad. Nonetheless, the people were pleasant. To be honest, I started to question God’s goodness and His plan for these people. Moise quickly reminded me that God sent us to help, and he spared their lives so that these people could see Jesus through us. We hope that possibly through this relief mission, they may find a relationship with Jesus. I wish that I could build new houses for all these people and give them food forever. I was reminded by brother Pierre that I am not those people’s savior, but God is. I must believe that God will take care of them the same way that he spared their lives from Hurricane Matthew. On Saturday, we worked on a couple houses, distributed food, building materials and clothes to over 75 families. After wrestling with all these deep inner questions, I woke the next day with a new plan to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We divided ourselves into 2 groups, and we went from house to house to provide funding for small businesses. These people had no idea who we were and why we were helping them until we told them. We did not tell them our names, we just told them that we were Christians that God sent to their rescue. We prayed with them and provided small business funds to over 40 families. It was a great feeling to see how God worked by sending us to these people that we never planned to go visit. God indeed has a plan for his people, and we just need to be obedient and play our parts as followers and servants of Jesus Christ."
You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I'm far away. Psalm 139:2
God knows everything that is happening with See Him ministries even before it happens. In fact, He is orchestrating it all. Beyond the Medical Clinic, beyond the Eye Center, beyond the Guesthouse, He is using this ministry to reach those in need in the local community as well as those far away in the south of Haiti. We are so humbled and excited to just be able to be a part of it and so many of you are a part of it as you pray with us and as you sacrifice through going and giving. The pictures above give a brief snapshot of follow up work in southern Haiti where many are still struggling after the hurricane devastated their communities. Here are some words from Luckson Previl, who has been working at See Him during the month of March and was part of the group who returned to the South to bring some relief: "It was heartbreaking to see the conditions that people are living in. We provided small business funds for 40 families and food, building materials and water to over 70 families." The pictures show some of that work including a house on which they were able to replace the roof. Also in the pictures above, we were thankful to be able to host a 2 day seminar at the Guesthouse for Children of the Promise which is a local organization that cares for some of the most vulnerable in Haiti - infants and young children who may be abandoned, premature, sick and orphaned. We were honored to support them as they gathered to continue to focus on the work that God has called them into.
Thank you God for how you continue to lead and provide!
Waiting on God, Fearless to Move, Trusting His Provision!
Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. - Colossians 3:12
See Him Ministries had the opportunity to host continuing education conferences on Saturday for local Haitian physicians and nurses. The speakers were Jerry Myhan, nursing professor at Harding University and Dr. Bob Lawrence, family medicine doctor from Nome, AK. We are thankful to have been able to host 17 physicians and 27 nurses.
We ask you to pray with us as we continue to look for ways to serve the community and to do what we can to help more and more to See Him.
Waiting on God, Fearless to Move, Trusting His Provision!
Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10
There is no greater feeling than to be able to just sit back and see what God is doing! It is overwhelming to witness how things are unfolding at See Him ministries. Things aren't perfect as there are always obstacles BUT there are so many things for which to be thankful. Julmice and the staff are doing an AMAZING job! The medical clinic is seeing patients and spending time with them in a caring and gentle way that I believe encourages them to understand that they have value as we see them as made in the image of God. This is helping them to See Him! This was my first time to meet the nursing and support staff in the clinic. I am so impressed with them! Please pray for them daily as they are the hands and feet of Jesus to these hurting people. Frantzy and the guesthouse staff are incredible as they serve in the guesthouse to provide a warm and welcoming place for visitors. The groundskeepers and security help to make the property beautiful and safe. Julmice continues to do a FANTASTIC job overseeing it all as the Director of Operations! Please be praying for the Eye Center as we currently have a part time ophthalmologist helping to bridge the time to a full time ophthalmologist. We don't yet know who that person is but we are confident that God does know and we are content to wait on Him. Luckson will be spending the month of March on site and will be providing eye care in the center along with a visiting ophthalmologist from the States. Pray that this will be a productive time and that many will be healed physically and spiritually. Pray also for a continuing medical education opportunity that EEWSHM is hosting on Saturday March 4th. Haitian physicians and nurses will each have sessions directed byAmerican physician and nurse educators. This is an exciting opportunity that we have to welcome local doctors and nurses onto our campus for education as well as to share a bit about Jesus who is our motivation for the work we are doing. We are so thankful for this chance to make a difference in the community through education and quality time spent with the local professionals!
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Thank you so much for your interest! Bobby
O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8
I just finished listening to Lisa Beamer give a chapel talk at Wheaton College. Many of you may remember her as the wife of Todd Beamer who heroically gave his life along with others on the September 11th, 2001 United Airlines Flight 93 that was most likely headed to the White House or Capitol Building in Washington D.C. He with others decided to jump the hijackers in the cockpit and force the plane to the ground before it could reach its intended destination. I encourage you to read more about Todd Beamer on Wikipedia or other resources.
Lisa shared how Todd's death affected her life and the life of her family. Lisa was pregnant and had two other small children at the time of Todd's death. As Lisa was speaking, I could not help but think about the many questions I had asked myself over the years having worked in Haiti nearly 25 years now. I have had trouble reconciling the poverty and pain that I have witnessed as a result of malnutrition, lack of medical care, natural disasters and the list goes on and on. What is going on? Why does this have to happen? Is what we are doing making any difference at all? Lisa ended her chapel talk with the verse from Micah above. The answer that I have come up with at least for where I am in this journey currently is that I have an opportunity to make a small difference in the lives of people that He has put before me. I don't know exactly how that looks for any particular individual but I trust that God will use my meager efforts to work out His plan. Will I do what is right, love mercy and walk humbly? That is what He calls each of us to do, what He requires of us if we choose to follow Him.
I hope that you can see that you have an opportunity to help make a difference in this community in Haiti as well. God gives each of us many opportunities and then we make a choice. As 2016 comes to a close and 2017 lies before us, I want to ask you to consider making a commitment to Every Eye Will See Him ministries this upcoming year and for years to come. Many of you may have a chance to visit personally while others may only be able to participate financially, but either way, together we have a chance to make life changing contributions to many who are struggling every day. We can do our part to help answer some of these difficult questions.
Waiting on God, Fearless to Move, Trusting His Provision
Scripture read by Julmice - "God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." - James 1:12
We are so thankful that we have opened both the Medical Clinic and the Eye Center and are seeing patients daily now! You may have noticed that the subject for the email has changed from "Praying and Building" to "Praying and Caring". This is to reflect that we are moving out of the building phase and into the patient and community caring work of this ministry. Pray for us as we continue to build our staff and as we open our hearts to where God will lead us to care for the community. We have been humbled as we look back at where we started and where we are currently. So many answers to prayer!
Acts 20:24 - But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus-the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
This work of building out this compound is coming up to the finishing point at which time the real work of sharing the love of God with our Haitian neighbors is beginning. The Medical Clinic opened its doors this week to the sick and hurting. Our group was able to offer some care and healing for those who came to us.
Please pray that we will keep our eyes open to where God will lead us as we strive to help others See Him more clearly. Your Name and renown are the desire of our hearts and the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God is our call.
Pics show the driveway work in front of the Medical Clinic and Eye Center.