January 15, 2015 Update

A Bright and Enlightening Epiphany Season to All!

Praise God as Reverend Paul has returned to his home at La Maison des Agneaux de Dieu Orphelinat--MADO (The House of the Lambs of God Orphanage) after receiving successful eye surgeries for glaucoma for both eyes.  He returned home last week. He informed me, “My eyes are still a bit itchy; however, I am doing better from time to time.” He will go monthly to a doctor in Cap Haitian and then communicate with the stateside doctors who will assess his status.  There is also a planned trip in the spring to Florida to analyze the recovery.  We are so thankful for everyone involved with this medical care for Rev. Paul. 

Someone close to the ministry had a reported case of malaria. Rev. Paul reported, “The government sent two officials to check all the orphans for malaria. None of us have the disease. This is what the government does now to help control some diseases.”  This appears to me as a government with more resources to care for the needs of the people than I have seen in the past.  Let us pray for the Lord’s direction to insure proper involvement with the people.

Faith Lutheran in La Grande, Oregon (my calling congregation), is preparing to take a team of eight people to MADO in June.  We are delighted with several other groups that are also making arrangements to work with this ministry. Some of these groups will be working directly with Rev. Paul, while others are using the “Guest House” (the second floor of the boys’ orphanage) as a place to receive their room and board while working elsewhere in Ouanaminthe.  This ability of the ministry to operate the “Guest House” allows them to do business and gives them all practical experience; further examples of God at work to maintain this ministry. 

Thank you for your time and interest with this ministry. Please also follow the website at nehlm.org for pictures and further news. We are blessed with some of the newly-constructed school building being in use. 

God’s peace,

 

Rev. Sam Wiseman

NEHLM Pastoral Adviser

PS.  Several of the classes of students started to utilize some of the finished rooms at the new school building.  Below are pictures from that first day back to school.  Thank you for all the prayers and support for these project.