The cold days of fall and winter will soon be here and with them come New Hope’s Compassionate Hands Homeless ministry. For 2017/2018, the CPW is doing a “Warmth for Winter” program that will help us to begin collecting items that the men we host in the Compassionate Hands ministry will need.
Hello again New Hope! You may remember me saying in the past that one of the goals of the ministry in Haiti in addition to sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ is providing education to as many as possible. Each of our Cumberland Presbyterian Churches there also has a school. As these boys and girls complete their primary education and become young men and women the hope is to send as many as possible on to college. There is a young man in one of our churches who has completed his primary education, has recently married, and is now desiring to continue his education so that he can become a pastor.
From Pastor Paul: We have an opportunity to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey by providing needed supplies. Pastor Pat Driskell of Rogersville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Rogersville, AL is leaving with a group this Sunday (September 3) to go to the Houston area to assist the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches and others in that area.
Update 6/24/2017: Happy Saturday New Hope! We arrived home safely Thursday night after a very fulfilling 8 days in Haiti. We were able to see 5 of the 6 pastors, get a good start on trusses for the roof at Gris-Gris, establish some new connections with Ministry being done in another area of Haiti, and offer our love and support to Pastor Jean-Francois and Lola at the memorial service for their son. I also took part in two Haitian weddings where I met many new people and made many new friends. Alene, Leeann, and I are very grateful for the tremendous support and the prayers of our New Hope family. I hope that others will consider joining us on a trip to Haiti. It is an experience that will change your life! I look forward to worshipping with my New Hope family tomorrow! Grace and peace, Pastor Paul
Good evening New Hope! Alexandria and Colleen had an amazing experience on the last ministry trip to Haiti. Here is a message from Alexandria. I am so excited to be able to share Colleen and I’s experience with you! There are never words to describe the impact that the people of Haiti, the CP ministers, and the mission team have on my faith and personal growth. Each time I have visited Haiti, I feel an immediate spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental renewal. I’ll be sharing in more detail during a special service coming up but I wanted to give you a brief overview of what we were able to accomplish in our time there.
Day One Greetings from Haiti New Hope! Today was our first day of work and we are off to a good start. We got the base for the trusses repaired and were able to get 7 trusses up. We have 3 trusses that were destroyed and have to be rebuilt. There are a total of 28 trusses (I think) that have to be put up. Once the trusses are up, new tin will have to be installed. The tin is being delivered tomorrow. If the weather cooperates we should be able to get it all done.