Sunday, September 02, 2007

In His Word, God gave His people new beginnings. I am glad that we also have new beginnings each school year. We can start the new school year with new energies, new commitments, new ideas with a new re-energized and vitalized spirit. Thank You Lord. Here are some of the 130 plus students listening at the openings devotions on the first school day on Monday August 27/2007.

One of the teachers made a cake for the new parents breakfast held this past Friday. The school theme for the year is Nurturing the Faith. The vision of the school is to prepare and equip the students to impact their world for the glory of God. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labours. not only do we focus on the academic growth of the students, but also the spiritual growth.

This past Friday the new parents were asked to come to the school for a continental breakfast. They also received greetings from the board and the director. After the breakfast they were given a campus tour so that they would know campus layout and the classes environment where their children were taught. Most families were representated at the breakfast. We have about 40 new children at the school - increasing the school population to approximately 230 students.

The CRC church is represented in Haiti by the organization called Sous Espwa - which is a partner to various organizations in Haiti - working side by side. This past Saturday we had a pot luck supper and getting to know you evening. A new beginning - of seeing how God is work in Haiti with the various organizations. Having meals together is a great way to have fellowship and encourage one another in the Lord to continue the task He has called us to do. We need to be encouragers of one another. We need to One-Another!

The newest beginning in our lives is having a Haitian drivers license and a vehicle. (A 2005 Hyundai Tucson 4WD automatic diesel) We praise God for these gifts. It makes us more mobile and now we can be a service to those who do not have a vehicle. We pray that the final papers will come through this week. It is great that we are connected to Sous Espwa, because it is through them we know what hoops must be jumped through in order to obtain the proper work papers, driver's license, buy a car and all its paper work. Thanks to Ti Prins (from Sous Espwa) for all his help in getting our papers, license and vehicle.

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