Thank you for checking in and being involved with this ministry in Ouanaminthe, Haiti.
I asked Rev. Paul how he has been. He responded, “I have been very busy.” “Gardening?” I asked since they have received rain. Rev. Paul said, “Oh, yes, gardening and also paperwork with government officials for the orphanage.” I do not have a clear idea of all the details of this paperwork; however, as we talked, Rev. Paul confirmed an unstable political environment with elections. It would be beneficial for a unified government to be pursuing efficient policies for the well-being of the Haitian people. Well, that is a pursuit from which mankind would benefit in all countries. Let us pray for Rev. Paul’s wise and careful work with his legal responsibilities as he works with those in Haiti.
La Maison des Agneaux de Dieu Orphilenat (MADO-The House of the Lambs of God Orphanage) is looking forward to hosting a mission team from Lamb of God LCMS in Lake Stevens, Washington, June 19-28. Jeremy, a member of my church, is going with that team and is purchasing a welder to do some metal work on site. Even more exciting is his goal to teach a couple orphans how to do some basic welding. This will be Jeremy’s third trip to Haiti. He had noticed the amount of iron used for doors, windows, and construction, along with needed welding repairs for vehicles, cement mixers, and other equipment that they had to hire someone to do. This will also provide several orphans with a marketable trade. Jeremy talked several times with Nord Est Haiti Lutheran Mission (NEHLM) and developed the plan; we are thankful for his work. We are thankful for all mission teams’ involvement and enrichment of this mission.
Rev. Paul and NEHLM are considering investing in getting electricity through a public facility for the girls orphanage. It appears to be reliable and the public facility said the girls orphanage is close enough to receive service. I hope to let you know how this consideration works out in the next Update.
Rev. Sam Wiseman
NEHLM Pastoral Adviser