April 1, 2014
Thank you for your generous outpouring of support for our partnership in Haiti. Two work teams from Xenos Christian Fellowship visited Haiti in 2013, witnessing firsthand the blessings made possible by your contributions.
Our Jacmel partnership continues to be fruitful. Mobile medical clinics brought physical relief to over 800 children and adults in the greater Jacmel area, and we saw dozens respond to the gospel and accept God’s offer of eternal life.
We also continued to train and equip leaders for the growing house church movement that is bubbling up in Jacmel. More than two dozen house churches are taking the light of Christ into their neighborhoods, and the church leaders are eagerly responding to spiritual convictions concerning discipleship and crossing social barriers within their communities to take the gospel of reconciliation to all people.
In early January 2014, we met with 18 church pastors and lay leaders in Port-au-Prince, explaining the theology of a simple church model from the examples in the New Testament. These men were immediately moved to begin a cooperative effort to plant simple house churches throughout the city, and they have invited us to return with more training and encouragement this summer. They have already spontaneously begun two church plants in Port-au-Prince!
Please pray for the next trip, planned for June, 2014:
- For hundreds to encounter Christ in the mobile medical clinics, public health forums, and youth seminars planned by Xenos teams.
- For church planting training in Port-au-Prince with 20 more pastors.
- For Pastor Duplessy's ongoing monthly training of the church planters in Jacmel.
- For lay leaders like Beliot and Daphnis to eagerly lead others into this work of reconciliation..
With hearts full of gratitude,
David & Terri DiPietro
Short Term Mission Team Coordinators
Xenos Christian Fellowship