Better is One Day

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

 

What is our response to This Broken World?

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

EEWSHM Praying and Caring - 12/5/16

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!

EEWSHM Praying and Building - 10-20-16

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.

EEWSHM Praying and Building 9/22/16

The generous prosper and are satisfied; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. - Proverbs 11:25

There has been a group at See Him this week working to get the Eye Center equipment installed and ready to go. We are coming to the final stages of preparation for the Medical Clinic and Eye Center. It can be difficult to wait on the Lord but we are excited that very soon we should be opening our doors to those in need in Haiti. We count on the wisdom from God in the passage above and the promise of being refreshed as we refresh others. Pray as we continue to assemble our team in Haiti and that we will have our eyes and hearts open to ways that we can partner with our friends in the community and love them well through the process of growing together in relationship. We have been blessed as God has been faithful to provide! Give us patience to trust Him each day and rest in His sufficiency!

Thankful for Julmice!

"I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly." - Ephesians 1:16

Please join me in thanking God for Julmice! He has been and continues to be amazing! He is a gentle leader and has had great influence on the men and women that he works with daily. He has embodied what we are trying to be about at Every Eye Will See Him ministries. When you look at Julmice, you are able to see Christ because Christ lives in Him and shines out through his life. He is not perfect as he would readily admit, BUT he has surrendered to letting his life be led by Christ. As we have been working together, we have all had some trying days but Julmice has remained humble as we navigate through different obstacles. I am grateful for our relationship and value it above any project or task. He has been a direct answer to my prayers as God has known all along that he would bring us all together and that he would use Julmice to help others in that little community in Haiti to see Jesus more clearly.

See Him Ministries Praying and Building - 8/30/16 - Paving the Way

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. - 2 Corinthians 12:9

Julmice and the guys began the concrete work on the driveways today! Exciting to see this infrastructure coming together. I love the verse above as we get to boast in our weakness so that Christ's power works through us. For all of you involved with us, you know that it is only through His power that we have come this far. He continues to pave the way for what He has planned - and what He has planned is much more about our new neighbors than it is about anything else! Waiting on God, Fearless to Move, Trusting His Provision!

See Him Ministries - Praying and Building 8/29/16 - Clinics Opening Soon

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. - Romans 1:20

We are excited about how things are progressing with the clinics! We look forward to opening the Medical Clinic in mid-October with the opening of the Eye Center soon thereafter. Please be praying with us as we prepare for these openings. Pray as we finalize our staff that God will continue to send Spirit-filled, servant-minded people.

We are especially excited about what the clinic openings can mean for our impact on the lives of those living in this community and around the area. We continue to pray that God will show us creative, unimaginable, uncomfortable ways that we can invest in building up this community together with our new neighbors for His Glory! We cannot wait to see what He brings our way!

We ask that you pray about how you can join us financially in being a part of bringing transformation into this community spiritually and physically. You can know that you are making a difference in the lives of those in this area who have such great need. If you have not already done so, join us in our 350 for 50 campaign: our goal is 350 individuals/families committing to $50/month or $600/year.

See Him Ministries Summer Camp

Check out these pictures from the recent Summer Camp that was held at Every Eye Will See Him ministries outside of Cap Haitien.  We hosted a sports camp and shared stories of Jesus!  We are excited to see these children grow over the years!  Who knows what He has for them but we do know that He has a plan for them.  We will get the chance to see how He works it out in their lives.  We pray that as they grow they will come to know that this place is a place where they will be loved!  Please pray with us as we continue to search for ways to partner with the entire community so that every eye will see Him.  Waiting on God, Fearless to Move, Trusting His Provision!