Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Rev. Paul reported that he was able to go for about ten days to Jacmael, Les Ceyes, and Jeremie (all communities in south Haiti that suffered damage from Hurricane Matthew). He said, “I helped transport people and supplies. Many people were hungry and the government was not able to help. I received resources from local churches in Nord Est Haiti and even from a pastor from the Dominican Republic.” These churches are in the Church Universal that confesses the Triune God, yet not part of the Lutheran Confessions. We are thankful that Rev. Paul was able to go and transport people and supplies in the name of Jesus Christ. Cliney (Rev. Paul’s wife) is waiting for the most opportune time to return to her hometown of Les Ceyes to work with the Lutheran Church there, whose pastor is Rev. Paul Toulotte. Rev. Paul Toulotte was a classmate of Rev. Paul’s and mine at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
NEHLM has sent the funds that we have received for Hurricane Relief. We appreciate these gifts, as well as all gifts, as we continue to support these dear souls that God has called and will call through this ministry.
I asked Rev. Paul about the elections in Haiti since the October 9th election was cancelled due to the Hurricane. He said, “November 20th will be the first round of elections, then a second election January 29th if needed. This is the plan; we will see.” There has been great distrust in the election process causing apathy for some and anxiety for others. The two elections are because a candidate must have at least 50% of the votes to win and there are several candidates on the ticket.
Thank you for your interest in this ministry and your prayers. Rev. Paul is sending some pictures of his trip to south Haiti which we will have on the nehlm.org website soon.
Rev. Sam Wiseman
NEHLM Pastoral Adviser