We are taught in school that perseverance is a character trait identified as a continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. In the body of Jesus Christ, it is revealed to us that perseverance is the faithfulness of our living God. Pastor Jean and Pastor Tom displayed this faithfulness when they continued their mission trip to Haiti despite the unexpected political unrest in Haiti. The turmoil was reportedly due to high-level government corruption and alleged missus of loans from Venezuela resulting in a 40 percent fuel price hike in the country that led the citizens to a boiling point on February 7th of this year. According to the U.S Department of State’s travel advisory, updated on February 14, 2019 ; Haiti is an active Level 4: Do not travel because protests, tire burning, and road blockages are frequent and unpredictable, and the U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Haiti. This did not discourage both Pastor Jean and Pastor Tom from proceeding with their mission to Haiti; after rescheduling their trip several times due to cancellations/delays atlas they were able to travel safely to Haiti in March. May we all continue to glorify God in prayer, fasting and worship; may his will be done. #ANewHaiti #HaitiMissionary #Haiti
Proverbs 3 :25-26
25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
26 For the Lord shall be thy confidence and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
Illiteracy is a major problem in Haiti. According to the UN Development Fund, approximately one-half of all Haitians age 15 and older are illiterate. The quality of education is generally low, and 85 percent of schools are run by private entities that charge school fees that can be prohibitively expensive for low income families. More than 500,000 children and youth remain out of primary and secondary school. Hurricane Matthew significantly impacted access to education, damaging 1,633 out of 1,991 schools in the most hard-hit areas. So, when communities and Pastors like Pastor Jean Telcius answered the call, it is lifesaving to a section of Gros Mornes, Haiti. September 24 Figaro 2nd section of Gros Mornes open 3 new classes and will be adding more classes every year. This is a partnership of Ecole Chretienne de l’Espoir, Chasing Eden, and A New Haiti. May God bless this union for the good of the people of this part of Haiti