I realize it has been over a month since my last blog post. I am SO sorry for not finishing Junior's story... one that I know you have been WAITING to hear the end of! The busyness of the summer overwhelmed, and at the same time, rejuvenated us for ministry (praise God!)... but it also left me not a minute to sit and finish that post. Please be patient... I PROMISE it is coming soon!
But before I share that, I must share a VERY urgent need here at the seminary... one that just cannot wait.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please read below about how you can join us in Kingdom Work!
We currently have two urgent giving needs right now at Emmaus Biblical Seminary...
With 55 students moving in on August 21st, we need help getting the year started! Beginning a new year means several large purchases for Emmaus: an abundance of food, additional power, dozens of textbooks, additional staff, office and janitorial supplies, all totaling about $10,000.
We have 10 new men and women joining the student body this year, with everyone enrolled in practical and powerful courses such as Missiology and Systematic Theology. We continue to do God's work through the equipping of Godly leaders here in Haiti, and we need your help.
On Saturday, August 9th, a huge lightning storm struck our generator house. Emmaus is required to generate ALL electricity for itself, and through the generosity of many, we have a battery bank, inverter system and 2 generators. However, lightning fried two major parts of our inverter system and a major part of the generator.
In the extreme August heat, we are living on very limited power (read: melted freezers, no fans at night, no water when the generator isn’t running) and with fried inverters, we have NO way to charge or use our batteries.
We need $3000 to replace the parts fried from this freak and frustrating catastrophe, and every day without the parts is not only an incredibly challenging one without power, but also a day that we are not benefitting financially from using our battery and inverter system.
We rejoice that as we sweat and struggle and stand as ministers of reconciliation between God and Haiti that you are with us.
In the suffocating, mosquito-filled black of night, you are with us. In the challenging and life-changing classroom, you are with us. On the mountain tops of Haiti, where His Word continues to be faithfully taken out and sown…you are with us.
Because we are One Body, because of your support and prayers, because of how He has called us each to be a part of His Kingdom in Haiti, you are with us.
Be with us now.
Thank you sincerely for holding our ropes as we all work in Haiti for Him, together!