Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Grace Team to Haiti

Seven men from Lititz Grace will be going to Las Cahobas, Haiti. The purpose for making the trip is to help brothers and sister in the Lord recover from the earthquake that destroyed their village. The primary mission will be to rebuild their local church building which also serves as the local school and village communal center.

The team members from Lititz are Randy Bunnell, Jerry Williams, Matt Weaver, Brian Zook, Curt Knepper and Marlin Weaver. They will be ministering as well with five men from the Palmyra Grace Brethren Church. Please pray for a positive ministry to the people of this village, for opportunity to share the Gospel, in spite of language barriers, and safety in travel and work. The living conditions will not be easy and apparently there will be no opportunity to send e-mail.

Dr Chuck Davis, Grace Brethren coordinator for these projects, writes:

Our second priority will be to the local churches in our ministry area of Cap Haitien & Las Cahobas. Many of the refugees from Port Au Prince have moved to these areas so the strengthening & establishment of evangelical churches in these areas is even more important at this time.


The earthquake of January 12 destroyed the church building but the body of Christ lives on in Las Cahobas. Pastor Daniel Cardichon's plane from the US was just landing at the airport in Port Au Prince when the quake struck. He landed safely but in an instant his life changed dramatically. His home in Port Au Prince was destroyed and he found himself living on the street with others in that city. The Presidential Palace, where he worked as a member of the Haitian National Police Palace Guard, was destroyed. And the church he Pastors in Las Cahobas in the mountains two and one half hours from Port Au Prince was also destroyed.

Pastor Cardichon is a valued member of our church planting team in Haiti. He not only shepherds the church at Las Cahobas but he also has been instrumental in starting other mission points further up the mountain. And he does all this on weekends & time off from his National Police position.

We are depending on God to supply Caribbean Vision Ministries the resources and this summer we will build a new building for the congregation at Las Cahobas. The people who attend Las Cahobas GBC are among some of the poorest in Haiti but their zeal for Jesus and their desire to reach their mountain community for Jesus deserves our help. The church also provides a school for 100 needy children, most of whom come to school physically hungry each day.

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