This month a team from South Carolina spent a week in Port de Paix with Hope Vision Ministries. The team was made up of 14 folks representing three churches: FBC Mauldin, FBC Simpsonville, and Capstone Church.
The main goal for this trip was to begin construction on the first dorm on the new land outside of the city. With help from the Haitian builders, the team was able to dig out the footers, set the rebar for the columns, and pour the solid concrete footers. Phase one of foundation and footers are done! The next Phase will be leveling out the site and prepping for the floor to be poured.
The team was also able to share the love of Christ by making a visit to the local hospital to pray with patients, holding a VBS for the children in the community, and creating crafts with the children at the Hope Vision Children’s Home. On Friday, they visited Tortuga Island to visit the church plant Pastor Andy has been working with this year. They were able to pray over the land the church is currently meeting on and hoping to purchase. The team then visited homes to deliver gifts, pray for the residents, and share the Good News. Through all these activities, 35 professions of faith were made and celebrated over.
The final day of the trip a long awaited shipping of crates from South Carolina arrived. FBC Simpsonville was able to arrange a shipment which included a new generator, tools, food items, and new tires for ministry vehicles. This shipment was a huge answer to prayer and the timing of the arriving of the crates while the team was there was nothing short of the hand of God. We pray this will continue to be a way we will be able get various items for Hope Vision.
The week was very productive and truly a Kingdom effort with these churches coming together. We would like to thank this team for their sacrifice and commitment to not only Haiti and Hope Vision Ministry, but also to the Gospel! Please contact Hope Vision Ministry if you are interested in coming down to minister in 2014.