What a year! It’s overwhelming. It’s hard to take it all in. 2016 has been another amazing year at But God Ministries. I am filled with gratitude to God and those who have partnered with us so faithfully. Many churches, universities, businesses, and individuals have given and gone and prayed for our work in Haiti and now the Mississippi Delta. In fact, we hosted 57 mission trips to Haiti this year with approximately 850 people.
Below is a snapshot of some of the things that have happened this year, organized by the SPHERES in which we work:
S – spiritual
P – physical
H – H2O
E – education
R – roofs
E – economic development
S – soil
We shared the good news of the Gospel this year thru training local pastors, worship services, Bible studies, one-on-one evangelism, VBS, and many other ways.
We meet the physical needs of our communities primarily through our two medical/dental clinics where we have full-time Haitian doctors and nurses as well at full-time American nurses.
We continuously search for new ways to bring clean water to the people of Galette Chambon and Thoman.
We believe a good education is one of they keys to a brighter future. Thus, we have sponsorships for $37 per month that allow children to go to school, get a uniform, and have books and supplies. In addition, each child gets to each lunch Monday-Friday. Currently, we sponsor 641 children. This time last year we were sponsoring 340 children.
Far too many Haitians live in mud huts with dirt floors and leaky roofs. Numerous teams went to Haiti with BGM and built houses for desperately poor families.
We believe it’s almost impossible to help someone rise from poverty apart from a job. Work is important. Work matters. Work gives dignity and the opportunity to support one’s family. We employ 80 Haitians full-time and we’ve created hundreds of part-time jobs over the years.
Access to healthy food is important to every person in the world, including those in Haiti.
Many other exciting things have taken place this year with But God Ministries. God continues to bless in countless ways.
As you can see, God is using But God Ministries in marvelous ways. Also, as you are aware, it takes a great deal of resources to do what God has called us to do. Would you please consider financially supporting BGM and our work in Haiti? Your gift will go a long way in helping us share the love of Christ in very tangible ways in that poverty-stricken nation.
You can give online HERE or send a check to: But God Ministries, 400 Fontaine Place, Suite 103, Ridgeland, MS, 39157.
In addition, I ask for your prayers for wisdom and energy for our Haitian staff, our American staff in Haiti, our staff in the States, and our Board of Directors.
Can’t Wait To See What God Does Next,
But God Ministries