We are counting down the days until we go back to the good ole U.S. of A. to see our family and friends. We will be leaving here November 2nd and will be in Nashville, Tn. late that night. We are looking forward to the holidays whith all the family, friends and good food that we have missed so much since we have been away.
We have a bit of exciting news, at least it is exciting for Ron and myself. We have applied for and have been accepted by Globe International to be a part of their missionary team. Globe has missionaries all over the world and we feel blessed to be a part of their organization, helping to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to every nation. We will be going to Pensacola, Fla. where their office is located, on November 14th, 15th, and 16th for Orientation. We are looking forward to a blessed time there. (And Pensacola is our favorite vacation spot!!!)
Just a few updates on things going on here at Hope Vision Ministry:
God continures to supply the budget each month that is required to keep the home running. That is a great blessing and we are in awe of His work.
School started on the 3rd of this month. We have one building this year and less children and we see much enthusiasm in the students and the teachers. We have a flag this year and everyone is very excited each morning as the flag goes up and everyone is singing .
|Kenson helping the younger kids with homework.|
Now for the BIG news:
If you read our last blog you know that we have been praying for new land to move the ministry to. If you have been here or have seen pictures, you know that we are on the sea wall, in a swamp that has been filled in, and there is only gravel and concrete for the children to play in. Oh, and don't forget the mosquitos!!!
|Looking down the hill on the land.|
Pastor says we need $60,000 U.S. to purchase it. We are fervently praying for this to be the place that God wants us to move to and if it is, we believe that He will make a way for us to buy it. We have children here who are interested in carpentry, gardening and even some who would be active in starting a new church in the area. We would love it if you would pray with about this land.
2. Pray that we will continue to have our budget met each month.
3. Provision for the new land.
4. Shipping - We are looking for a way to ship crates of supplies here, which would greatly reduce our monthly budget.
5. Ron and I to have a safe and uneventful trip back home and that we readjust quickly.
|Looking up the hill on the land.|
Thank you for your prayers and support.
We would also like to mention that we will be available to share our experiences and how God is working here in Haiti and especially this ministry. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like for us to come to your church or other function. You can also support this ministry and us personally at:
P.O. Box 3040
Pensacola, Fla. 32516
(Please designate who your support is for.)
Our love to each of you in Christ Jesus,
Ron and Karen Cockerham in Haiti