Greetings to all GVCM Friends and Supporters,
Today marks the one year anniversary of the most devastating earthquake in the history of Haiti. The country declared a day of prayer. Schools were closed. Banks were closed. And many businesses were also closed. The market in Mirebalais was much quieter than a normal Wednesday. People paused in many locations to pray and remember the 250,000 plus that died in the earthquake. Many world leaders from Haitian President Réné Préval, President Obama and former President Clinton have been involved in publicly appealing to the world to continue helping Haiti rebuild. The overwhelming responses of Christians in particular to help organizations like GVCM are making a difference even when world powers are still talking about doing something! Thank you!
Haitians were deeply affected by the earthquake. Nearly every family lost someone or had family members injured and homes lost. We have been encouraged by the number who have turned to God and accepted the salvation offered through His only Son Jesus! Here at “All God’s Children’s Orphanage” we are anticipating a prayer meeting tonight with the area church and community to worship God and thank Him for all He has done this past year. Please pray with us the God’s light shines in Haiti!
GVCM has never experienced a year like this last one. We have had more visitors on campus and more contributors from around the world than ever before. We have projects going in many places to help share the same love God shared with us when He sent Jesus to earth. The need to build and re-build in Haiti is as much today as ever. This week GVCM has welcomed three different groups all at once and each has had a very distinct and needed ministry:
It has my pleasure as President of GVCM to spend some time with Pastor Yves, the staff, visitors and to visit several pastors to encourage them. We were able to deliver funds to a church to purchase property and assessed progress in several communities. I am amazed at the dedication of our Haitian staff at the orphanage and in the churches. Pastor Yves does an excellent job of leading daily and casting vision for the future. (I found it nearly impossible to keep up with him this week, he solves one challenge and in the mean time three more opportunities arise!) Without your partnership through prayers, visits and contributions we would not be able to support this network of ministry efforts that reach many.
Please consider starting the New Year:
God is Good! All the Time! God is Good!
David Davolt, GVCM President