Friday, February 19, 2010

"M'pap touné, M'pap touné." I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

Without Jesus, Haiti cannot be delivered

“It’s so ENCOURAGING to see/hear how God is moving in a mighty way in Haiti, bringing “beauty from ashes. This is an excerpt from a former Haitian missionary.

The outpouring of prayer from the Haitian people for their own nation puts all the years of many missionaries & Haitian believers patiently plowing, planting, cultivating, watering, feeding & praying (sometimes with discouraging setbacks) into perspective – just a brief moment from God’s point of view! You’ve been blessed to see firsthand what many missionaries and Haitian believers and friends of Haiti have been hoping and yearning and praying for a lifetime!"

Live on faithfulness to God in Haiti...Praise the Lord

In Haiti the tradition of Mardi Gras is to have a huge celebration, three days of ceremony much that is not God honoring. This year in light of post earthquake miracles the three day feast and party became a three day fast and prayer vigil. God knows and answers the prayers of His people.This year it was entirely different. “The sounds of Christian music and worship filled the air everywhere, there was NO traffic. Port-au-Prince streets are always clogged and overflowing with bumper to bumper traffic. This morning there were only a few vehicles on the roads, a few small buses (tap taps), some UN and military vehicles, and a few private cars. The only place that there were traffic blocks was in front of several churches where the congregations had overflowed the buildings, and the yards and had moved out into the streets as well.

The shops and street vendors were all closed. There were no intercity buses running. Whereas the sidewalks are usually overflowing with millions of street venders, we only saw a few here and there. The huge outdoor market near the wharf where thousands work each day and spread out to cover most of the street, was EMPTY. Where were all the people? They were in churches and makeshift meeting sites. Every church had services going on, almost always overflowing into the streets.

"Can people still say that Haiti is a voodoo country?"

What has been happening and is continuing to happen in Haiti did not happen because of the earthquake. It has been happening because the Haitian people know how to pray. This is a tremendous outpouring of God's power as the result of prayer. “

We pray that You Lord....will awaken and claim the hearts that within the sound of Your name.... in each neighborhood of Haiti ...will foster a cry out for You! We as a body of Christians know of Your unending love, mercy and grace and stand together in faith for the things unseen.

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. And without faith it is impossible to please him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11 V1-6

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