Greetings in the name of our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Cliney and Abigail (Rev. Paul’s wife and daughter) arrived home Thursday, April 23rd, from Boston. They went to be with Cliney’s sister and have medical check-ups. Their flight had a layover in Miami, Florida, for Wednesday night. We are very thankful for some dear Christians from Concordia LCMS in Miami for providing them with a bed and breakfast. We are glad that both of them are able to continue to receive medical care after Abigail’s birth. Considering medical attention, I asked Rev. Paul about a follow-up visit to the eye doctor in Miami who did his glaucoma surgeries several months ago. He responded, “Oh, the thing that is difficult is my Visa will expire on May 5th. I am not able to fly until I go to Port au Prince. There I will go to the Embassy to renew my Visa. So, in the meantime, I will go to the eye doctor in Cap Haitian next week to have a check-up. Overall, my eyes are doing well.”
The people are under pressure for limited resources and there has been some people protesting. This has caused extra crowd control measures and unfortunate results have occurred. Let us pray for people to work together in that community as we also pray for nourishing rain.
Rev. Paul reported that the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Haiti (ELCH, who is in altar and pulpit fellowship with the LCMS) is doing well. The president of the ELCH is Rev. Marky Kessa who was a classmate of Rev. Paul’s and mine at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “Rev. Kessa is very busy. He has a big project being worked on in Jacmel,” Rev. Paul reported.
Thank you for your interests and involvement with this ministry of Jesus Christ’s mission to Nord Est Haiti.
Rev. Sam Wiseman
NEHLM Pastoral Adviser