Haiti Update October 9, 2016

October 9, 2016

Hi Everyone

Well yesterday we went up to one of the mountain areas where we will be delivering food.

Usually with the Gator I am able to get up far enough that will shave off anywhere from 2 to 6 hours off a trip made by the mountain people to come and get food.

For instance I have some guys coming later this week to get food, it will take them 10 hours to come to town.

Before the hurricane hit I could load the Gator up with food and go meet them in the mountains, I would shave 5 hours off their trip.

As you see from the picture took yesterday the roads are no longer there, in front of the Gator was a 3 ft deep ditch.

Now what do you do when you get a flat in the mountains and you don,t have a jack?

Easy just get some hard working Haitians to lift up the Gator so you can take the tire off.

You then call a motorcycle to come up and take the tire into town to get it fixed and then have the driver bring it back

Now what if while you are up there a storm comes and the trails become too muddy for a motorcycle to come all the way back up, easy just meet the motorcycle on the trail and carry the wheel and tire on your shoulder the rest of the way.

Emmanuel who you see in the picture and my friend Franz carried that tire for 2 hours on their shoulders.

When I tell you the Haitians are hard workers I mean it.

Please keep Haiti in your Prayers Brothers and Sisters

Lord Bless

Tony

Haiti – October 7, 2016

Mornin Everyone

Well now that the hurricane is gone and things are now just settling back to abnormal.
When we were here during the earthquake I thought nothing could be more damaging but now it is becoming clear that this hurricane will probably exceed the earthquake in certain areas.

As you know my heart and ministry is with the mountain people that live above Grand Goave.
When the earthquake hit they were not affected like the towns were.
In town most of the construction is block and during the earthquake those building either collapsed or were heavily damaged.

The mountain people on the other hand live in tiny wooden houses with dirt floors, those building just shook and lost a few boards but did not collapse.
The death toll in the mountains was very little compared to the towns, some lost their life from landslides but other things like their cattle and crops were untouched.

Now lets put in to play what just happened here and how the mountain people were affected by this hurricane.

Imagine going about your day in the mountains with the women cooking food while the men tend to their goats,cattle and gardens.
Because they have no radio or phone signal they had no idea what was coming towards them, most of them knew nothing of the hurricane coming.
If they had know they would have moved there cattle, goats, chickens etc to lower ground, usually the nearest valley.

But on the evening the hurricane hit they went to bed as usual only to wake up to 145 mph winds.
In my 9 years here I have never ever seen damage to the mountains like I have in the last couple of days.

The mountain people lost everything and I mean everything, their houses, churches,schools, cattle,goats,chickens and all their crops.

You can imagine those winds hitting nothing more than a tiny drive shed they call home.
I was partners with Pastor Leonce( Enocs Dad) on a goat farm and every goat was killed and the building that held the goats was destroyed, nothing left.

Now I have only seen a tear in Leonces eye once before and that was when our Lord released the demons from his son John Baptist, but now he has lost everything.
His school which is also the church that we help support lost most of it,s roof, we can repair that.
Their fruit trees are all laying on the ground, bean crops that were 1 month from harvest totally wiped out.

Hunger is going to be a huge problem in the next couple of weeks,with the crops gone there will be a shortage of food.
Not to mention they have lost all the income they would have received from selling their crops.

Yesterday I had 2 mountain guys come to my door, they live 7 hours up from my house, their story was the same they lost everything.

Today another friend of mine who lives 9 hours away called me and asked for help, same deal everything gone including 27 homes in his little village.

So now Brothers I will do what I can for these souls and Pray to our almighty God for a miracle to take place in their hearts.

What I love about helping these people is I always get to tell them “It isn,t Tony Jones helping you but God in Tony Jones that is helping you.

So for now I will be trying to get some food up to these guys, they told me most of the roads have been washed away.
I sent a Haitian friend up there at 3 am this morning to check out the damage in the farther areas and to see how far up we can take the Gator.

I have a small amount of food left over from the container sent to me by Carl Nabein of Kids Against Hunger.
I will distribute that out while Carl tries to find us another container of food.

Please keep these precious people in your Prayers.

In all of this let GOD get the glory
Lord Bless
Tony

Haiti 2016 – Hurricane Matthew

Hi Folks,

I just finished talking to Tony Jones in Grand Goave, Haiti. He is the brother that is working up in the mountains with extremely poor folk. You can only get there by mule. The ATV’s will get almost there but the last hour or so not even they can make it. The Lord’s machines work best. Tony has started schools, churches and of late a small transmitter for special radios. [I am not sure the radio is finished yet?]

The hurricane has wiped out all the trees and power poles in his city. He says they won’t have power for about 2 months but then he added: “We normally don’t have that much power anyway so we are used to it.” However, the mountain folk have lost everything.

He spent the whole morning talking to mountain folk. He was somewhat emotional when he spoke. Apparently they knew nothing about the hurricane coming so all their animals ….. mostly goats, some cows are dead. Because they had no idea that the hurricane was coming and went to bed. When they were awakened not even some of their huts were left. Their crops are destroyed and they were only 2 months from harvest. Tony said that there will be some hunger up in the mountains in the near future.

The ones who made it down to the city where Tony is said that there is no way any 4-wheeler will be able to go any distance because of all the mud-slides. The roads are destroyed and even the trails are blocked.

It was so good to hear his voice and to know that we have someone there we can trust to help in this moment of tragedy. He is a no nonsense guy and up and until now has worked selflessly for these forgotten people by most of the missions.

He said that in the area up in the mountains where he works there are at least 27 dead. So not only have they lost their belongings but they have lost family and all their means of survival. [Animals/crops]

If you would like to help through Tony Jones you can send funds to:

DNS Relief at my address here in Tampa. If you are in Canada MSC I am sure will be happy to help. No doubt CMML also will handle funds also. Simply indicate they are for Haiti/Tony Jones.

DNS Relief Fellowship [Distributing to the Necessity of Saints – Romans 12:13]

DNS Relief Fellowship
4311 – 116th Street NE Unit A
Marysville, WA 98271

There is no doubt that there will be other needs in the DR, Bahamas and even here in the U.S. Give carefully. Give where you think it best serves the Body of our Lord.

Al Adams

Haiti Report [2012]

 

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Romans 12:13

HAITI


The following is a report from Al Adams of Tampa Bay, FL January 26, 2012

There are two items that involve many hours of time and commitment as it relates to this country.

The first had to do with a team of men from the UK who wanted to visit Haiti. We were able to coordinate a meeting for them with different folk that are working in Haiti. I was pleased that we were able to pull it off as coordinating for folk that you have never met and don’t know can be difficult. I am sure it wasn’t all they expected but it was the best we could do remotely. The fellow who travels to Haiti from the capital in the Dominican Republic [up to three times a week] was able to meet them. [Joshua.]

The second item I have great hope for as it relates to the future. It didn’t even take place in Haiti. A brother from N. Miami Beach [Richard Heron] has been making trips to Haiti almost as long as I have. He has a strong connection to Port au Prince. He has known a brother [Harris] for many years who was commended from Jamaica to Haiti by two different fellowships in Kingston decades ago. Brother Heron called me when he heard of some of the works that were being done by the Dominican brethren after the earthquake. He is a delightful brother who has good insight and a head full of discernment.

A younger man called Fritz Junior Shirley who was mentored by the brother [Harris] who went to Haiti from Jamaica and also brother Heron, recently was brought to Florida by his family. Junior [as he likes to be called/I like Fritz better] is in his late 30’s and from Port au Prince. We were able to meet with him for over 2 hours in Ft. Myers, FL. Junior was very careful about accepting us. I liked that! He struck me as a young man who is all about his work for the Lord and not about having his hand out looking for money. He wanted to see our “Statement of Faith”. He simply wasn’t going to just accept us blindly. This was so refreshing to me. With over 10,000 NGO’s [Organizations] in Haiti doing humanitarian work there are plenty of Haitians who have learned who to play for personal gain.

Junior teaches/administers a Bible school about 3 hours out of Port au Prince. He was most interested when I told him that we could perhaps get him some French Bible commentaries from Canada. He has now written me several times and reminded me that it would be great if I could get some books there for a February graduation. He told me the students would love to have a book to take with them. These now are on their way and we hope that Joshua from the Dominican Republic will be able to get them to him.

Our great hope for Junior is that we will finally get a series of assemblies established in the Port au Prince area with the help of both Haitian and Dominican brethren. Junior made it a point to tell us that it has taken him over five years to get the folk in his fellowship to not call him “pastor”. He said I have told them: “I am no different than you just call me brother.” In a society where “tribal mentality” is viewed as almost sacred one has to admire his tenacity and success in this area.

The Dominican brethren are very excited about this new contact and want to help him become more financially independent. Junior lives very humbly but didn’t once ask us for a cent nor has he asked the Dominican brethren. The Dominican Republic is a literal supply house [secularly] for Haiti in many different areas. It is their intention to set Junior up with a supply of auto parts so that he can sell them in Port au Prince and become a “tent-maker” in the biblical sense an improve not his own situation but those of others there.

There are other areas in Haiti where we have been able through the Dominican and Haitian brethren to help. Wells have been dug, church buildings restored and believer’s homes either built or re-built.

With friends in the U.S. DNS built and is now helping to maintain a medical clinic in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Recently a new roof was added to a multipurpose building which will be used for the local assembly and for the school. A welder was imported for the structural work. A cement floor is planned along with suitable shutters for the windows.

There are five different addresses where one can send financial help if they so wish.

CMML – PO Box 13 , Spring Lake , NJ 07762-0013

DNS Relief for USA – 4611 109th Place NE Marysville , WA 98271-8355
DNS Relief for Canada – 301 – 34 Swansea Road Unionville , ON L3R 0W3
MSC Canada – 101 Amber Street, Unit 16, Markham , Ontario , Canada , L3R 3B2
56th Street Gospel Chapel Inc., 3902 Corporex Park Drive, Suite 650, Tampa, FL 33619

Haiti Report [2016]

Haiti Tone

 

Haiti Report 2016

August 19, 2016

Hi Everyone

I would like to ask for yours and your congregations Prayers this Sunday while you are attending Church.
There is a situation I will now describe to you that may sound crazy but is just reality when fighting the devil in Haiti.

The picture below is of Enoc and his Dad Leonce, Enoc is the young man we are sending to Seminary in Port au Prince.
His Father Leonce is a 75 year old Pastor and one of the most Godly men I have met in Haiti.

The mountain community where they are living is where we restored the water and have started a feeding program.
It is also an area where the people are heavily involved in voodoo which is the reason Leonce planted his Church.

One of Enocs brothers John Baptist has been influenced by some of the witch doctors in the community.

About 2 months ago he was indwelt with a bad spirit while attending a voodoo ceremony, I know this sounds crazy.

2 weeks ago while attending his Fathers church the bad spirit entered him again causing a big commotion during the service.

Leonce and some other elderly leaders tried to contain John Baptist but he was just too strong, he bolted out of church and ran off.

Just this Wednesday Enoc was called by his Dad to please come up to the house as John Baptist was possessed again.
When Enoc arrived Thursday John had calmed down so he started to talk with him about Jesus.
As soon as the word Jesus was mentioned the demon entered John again, John grabbed Enoc and lifted him up over his head to throw him to the ground.

Enoc yelled “In the name of Jesus put me down” He said it twice and John put him down.
Then the demon started to talk with Enoc saying that the church will soon be a voodoo temple.

Enocs elderly Mom and Dad saw the commotion and came running out and all three of them began yelling to John ” In the name of Jesus we rebuke you” over and over.

The demon then made John climb up a very high Avocado tree, he went right to the top.
They were afraid he was going to fall so they called to him ” In the name of Jesus come down.
About 30 minutes later he came down and was very angry so Enoc,his Mom and Dad again continued to try to cast out the demon.

Now here is where it gets weird if it isn’t already

While they were trying to cast out the demons about 15 witch doctors appeared from other areas and began to sing voodoo songs.
As they were singing another 40 voodoo practitioners showed up and joined in the singing.

Then Enoc told me he saw another 30 plus people coming down the hill to join them.
The witch doctors and the other voodoo worshipers encircled Enoc and his family.

While they were all chanting and singing voodoo songs two men moved forward out of the circle and approached Enoc and his family.
They had cigars in their mouths and blew smoke in Enocs face, Enoc then knocked one of the cigars out from one of the mans mouth.

The two men then moved back and rejoined the circle while Enocs Mom became afraid started to cry.
Then John Baptist who was inside the circle with his family took off and went to a tomb where they hold voodoo ceremonies.

Enoc was yelling at the wackos telling them to repent and come to Jesus.
He saw his Mom crying so he broke through the crowd and went back to their house.

Now let me tell you, Enoc called me while the people were encircled around them asking for Prayer and I could hardly hear him for the chanting.

So now enough is enough, the gloves are off!!!!
This Sunday myself, Enoc and 2 other solid Brothers are going up to see John Baptist.
We are going to lay hands on him and see if we can cast the demon or demons out, they are generally a legion.
Now I have witnessed this a couple times here in Haiti but I have never participated in anything like this.
Brother and Sisters I am asking for your Prayers this Sunday as we proclaim the name of Jesus to John Baptist.
“Greater is he that is in me than in the world”.

I just hope Enocs Brother doesn’t try to bench press me.

Lord Bless
Tony

 

August 22, 2016

Message #1

Brothers and Sisters

All I can say is TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!!! Today our Prayers were answered.

I can hardly type this email as the tears are running down my face, Thank you Thank you so much for your Prayers!!!!

I never never never want to go through this again but our GOD is so strong and today he showed us all including the demons who is boss.

One of the guys that went up with us video taped some of what happened, I will try to load it on something somehow.

I have been to voodoo ceremonies and witnessed demons entering their hosts but I have never been sitting beside the person when they are indwelt.

First let me tell you that the devil had told John Baptist we were coming today, nobody had told him..

Even though he knew we were coming GOD did not let him leave.

Now John and I know each other and we like each other so I was not intimidated to go see him.

When we arrived he was sitting at his Dads house and I smiled and went over to shake his hand.

He smiled back and we hugged, then I went to the church with the other guys that came with me.

We gathered in a circle of Prayer and cried out to GOD to give us strength and if it is HIS will have John be delivered today.

While we were in the church John told his Mom that he was not going to enter the church.

So I got Enoc his Brother and we went outside to talk with John.

I stood beside him and put my arms around his shoulders and asked if I could talk with him inside the church.

He calmly started to walk with me and Enoc towards the church

Once inside we sat down beside each other and I began to tell him how I use to curse Jesus and wanted nothing to do with him.

Then one day HE entered my heart when I asked him in and that is what HE wants you to do John Baptist because HE loves you so much.

Now I had my arm around him the whole time and all of a sudden I felt something kind of jolt him, his arm flew up

His whole demeanor changed and his face went from calm to extreme anger.

Enoc told me to be careful, it is not John Baptist anymore.

I continued to sit beside him with my arm around his shoulders telling him that JESUS loves him.

We started to sing and he just got worse, both arms shaking he jumped up and attacked one of the guys.

We tried to hold him down but he was just too strong, by now there was about 30 people in the church.

He tried to run out of the church but I jumped in front of him and he stopped and sat down.

We began to rebuke the spirits and they did not like it one bit, he had 7 on him today.

As I had my hand on his shoulder declaring the name of Jesus he tried to bite me.

As we were rebuking them he attacked another guy but we tackled him and again got him to sit down.

This time I knelt down in front of him as everyone in the church was Praying, my eyes met his and I can honestly tell you I felt and saw the evil.

Then he jumped up and ran outside, we could,nt hold him.

A few of us wrestled with him and got him to sit on a wall outside, to this point it had been 1 1/2 hours.

While he was sitting on the wall I continued to be with him telling the demons to get out in the name of Jesus.

I called his name John Baptist and in perfect English the demons said ” We are not John Baptist we are the devil”

About 1 hour later the demons finally left him and we were able to talk to John Baptist.

He asked Christ into his life and then burnt all his voodoo paraphernalia.

There were two witch doctors there watching the whole thing, they had no power to do anything.

We were able to witness to them and some other people from around the area.

We give all the glory to HIM!!!!!!!!!

Again Thanks so much and please keep John Baptist in your Prayers.

I just talked with him and he sounded like a new creation, I asked him to come see me next week.

Lord Bless

Tony

 

Message # 2

Mornin Brothers and Sisters

More news from the mountains:

As I told you yesterday there were 2 witch doctors watching as we proclaimed the name of Jesus to the legion of demons.

The witch doctors were also part of the crowd that had encircled Enoc and his family the previous Thursday.

We come to find out that they told the crowd while we were Praying that if our God could not rid John Baptist of the spirits then there was no reason for us to be coming into the mountains preaching about something that has no power.

Now after John had ran out of the church we were able to get him to sit on a stone wall outside.

We were singing hymns to him and then the demons started to sing their voodoo songs in retaliation.

The 2 witch doctors were overheard saying : “Let us sing together with our spirits”

When they tried to sing along with John Baptist their mouths were closed and they could not sing.

What an awesome God we serve.

I just called John Baptist and he is on his way down the mountain to come see me.

In HIM and HIM alone

Lord Bless

Tone

 

 

Haiti Report [2010]

 

DNS RELIEF FELLOWSHIP

Distributing to the Necessity of Saints
Romans 12:13

HAITI
REGARDING HAITI RELIEF from Al Adams, Tampa Bay, Florida, USA

 

BULLETIN #8: HAITI / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / CUBA

 

Our last trip into Haiti and the Dominican Republic was for three purposes.

1. Have a meeting with the committee of leading brethren as to what the on-going plan of action will be for the near future as it relates to the Haiti earthquake relief in Port au Prince and surrounding area. Review and visit the progress in the north east corner of Haiti as to the assembly, school and clinic in the city of Ouanaminthe.

2. Visit in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, two assembly fellowships where help for current building or future construction is either on-going or necessary.

3. Have long and extensive sessions with one of the senior leaders of Cuba.

HAITI
The brethren who have assumed the direction of the relief effort are both motivated and frustrated. There are essentially two approaches that they can act on. One approach is to spend funds, deliver relief and not have any specific goal or group in mind. Simply bring immediate humanitarian aid to the needy and have no long-term expectations as to establishing church fellowships. The other option is to hold back on immediate relief and carefully deliver goods to both places and people who will ultimately compose a fellowship with long-term effects. The frustration of these two approaches grows weekly due to governmental restrictions in Haiti itself. The “open border” crossing that existed immediately after the earthquake and during our last trip is no more. The delays at the border are much greater but in addition every item taken into Haiti now has to be listed on a waybill of sorts and fully declared. The charging of up to 20% duties is now also a reality. Therefore, the sacrifice involved in getting the supplies to the needy locations has now become more difficult. The medical teams that would cross over on a Friday and work Saturday, Sunday and come home are now losing a significant amount of time and are simply not efficient. These are busy people like ourselves and time is valuable. The cost of the trips is significant. A bus has to be rented,food and accommodations are also needed. The reduced time available for the doctors, nurses and others involved is now causing the brethren to reassess their effectiveness. Much wisdom is needed as some who are not as busy and do not have business practices and medical duties don’t always understand these issues.

One of the fellowships where Dr. Edison Marmol is an elder is not only in the middle of a building program but also has a neighborhood outreach that is having a significant effect in the neighborhood. During the first week of July they had 250 children attending a daily vacation Bible school and during the same week almost 150 young people attended evening sessions.These responsibilities along with their daily practice duties make it difficult for some of these outstanding brethren to make the long arduous trips to Haiti. Yet they do it! I should point out that the above paragraph only represents one brother. I am certain that I could write about several other brethren and sisters who are so involved in Gospel work, that they too want every dollar and minute to count as it relates to the needs of Haiti. As we all know, it isn’t just money that is valuable.

There are some brethren in Santo Domingo who want to continue tangible humanitarian relief to Haiti. The decision therefore has been made to take a two-fold approach to the relief and Gospel effort as it relates to the earthquake zone.

1. Several brethren in Santo Domingo [some are Haitian] will continue to take tents [small ones] tarps, food and medicine into the earthquake area with or without medical teams. They will also continue to help and supply the triage unit in Port au Prince with the above items. [Duties will have to be paid.] How long this will be able to be done will of course be determined by volunteers, acquisition of supplies and ability to cross the border safely.

2. Teams of Haitian elders from 9 different assemblies in the southeastern corner of the Dominican Republic will be going in for extended periods of time to work. First they will work amongst their relatives who are unsaved and then build testimonies in the earthquake area through both relief and preaching. These are men who have solid testimonies and have been leaders in their fellowships for quite sometime. They have the respect of their Dominican counterpart brethren and of course culturally are the most capable and ready to make the contacts.

When they were asked if they would consider such a challenge they without hesitation volunteered to go in for 6 month stints. It was suggested that initially they should consider shorter excursions into Haiti. These are men who have families and personal needs. The decision of the Dominican brethren is to meet their needs while they are in Haiti.

The desire of us all is that these Haitian brethren who have contacts, families and friends that still live in Haiti, will be able to start fellowships in Port au Prince and the surrounding areas. They will be moving into areas where there is an altered-Gospel, Voodoo and just plain enemy territory. It goes without saying that our communication with the Father of Lights is essential.

There are some discoveries that are disconcerting and much care and wisdom is required. We want to be careful in our comments so as to not accuse or misrepresent what many others are doing. The triage unit is within the boundaries of the police protected areas. We are very grateful for this as it affords security for those working there. However, it also does open possibilities for change. Therefore, it is important that the triage unit be maintained meticulously impartial and non-political. The control of those who come for aid is therefore controlled. It is not our desire to spend funds on premises [tents/bldgs] or aid that will be either lost or used for reasons that are in any way questionable and therefore the wisdom of a Solomon is needed.

As we have seen in almost every country of the world, aid can be abused and misused. There is no doubt that Haiti is just like the rest of humanity. The brethren have discovered that in certain areas aid is now being used for the purpose of acquiring duties and custom charges. It is also being used for the purpose of providing for favored people not necessarily those who are most needy. As we have previously stated, humanitarian aid is no longer looked upon favourably by many Haitian businessmen. [As is obvious, why would you pay for something or go to a doctor who would require you to pay when you can get it all free?] The brother [Joshua] who goes to Port au Prince three times a week, stated very clearly to us that many of the large organizations and foreign governments have left. There is a sense of frustration because of the lack of organization and structure. Many groups wisely have moved into the rural areas where needs are still very real. However, even in these rural areas there is always the danger of having the operation either confiscated or removed by local bodies. As in all parts of the world, the people are the ones who suffer. Our hope is that with the Haitian brethren from a very poor area themselves they will be able to not only give direction but identify those with need and provide the message of Good News.

OUANAMINTHE / N.E. Corner of Haiti
Well over a decade ago in conjunction with the Dominican and Haitian elders from Santo Domingo a work to; teach orphans, organize a clinic, and establish fellowships was started. This work was originated by a brother called Joseph Clervil. Joseph has several sons but one in particular who is called Jhonny [No, that is not misspelled] has taken a lead role in the assembly in Ouanaminthe. Jhonny is 25 years old. He is incredibly smart, articulate, has leadership qualities. However he has become arrogant beyond any sense of normal. The assembly met for the Lord’s supper, the Lord’s Day morning we arrived. There were over 200 present. The service was very orderly and while those of us who couldn’t speak Creole didn’t understand, it was a privilege for us from Cuba and the USA to give a word as to the Lord’s goodness through translation from Spanish to Creole.

After the Lord’s Supper a meeting was held under the famous mango tree. What started off as an informative meeting quickly turned into an accusatory session by Jhonny. We will not deal with the details but will quote the brother from Cuba to you. “I have never seen such arrogance in a young brother like this in Cuba. He seems to be all about me, me and me.” There was no doubt on the part of the 6 visiting brethren who were present [all being men in leadership roles in their assemblies] that Jhonny while talented is very much lacking in maturity, moderation and humility. Sad to say, his father who is a delightful brother has not and did not command his son’s respect and attention. While this is very discouraging the work there is not. The purpose of this information is to make mention that Jhonny was told to submit himself to the leadership of his own brethren as well as those who oversee the work. He stated plainly he would not. He indicated that he would make use of Haitian law if necessary. The meeting was dispersed with the warning that we would wait and see what the Lord did in his life during the next 45 days. [That timeframe will end August 10th] Please pray that the Lord would work in his heart. That he will be of a contrite and humble mind and that the work of the Lord will not be damaged after so much sacrifice by so many. Erasmus, who has given much of his life to that work is heart-broken by these events. That very day, however, he planned his next 5+ hour [each way] trip, to bewithin 2 weeks. He is a man in his 70s and doggedly humble.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
There are many needs amongst the believers in this land. However, there are three specific items that will be addressed briefly.

1. Completion of a chapel building where Dr. Edison Marmol [mentioned above] attends. The brethren at this location have bought a property by saving as a fellowship for years. The building is now 3/4 done but the vision of their leadership is incredible. One of their own said: “We know that in time we will own the building next door and we will be feeding 200 poor children here every day for at least one good meal. It won’t be long either.” He said with a smile.

2. A Haitian fellowship in Santo Domingo has now grown to over 100 and meets in a building that can only be reached by walking [200 feet] through a narrow passage way [6 feet wide] with homes on either side. There is no street access. It is an extremely poor neighborhood. The fellowship currently rents a building located not far from the chapel building to feed children, teach young mothers how to look after their babies and provide lunch for some of the children in the neighborhood. Their own chapel premises are desperately small and in poor repair. Their goal and vision is to make the old chapel another place for children to come and their mothers taught. They also would get a meal. A new premises for the chapel would enable them to grow as they are buried in the neighborhood .

3. Drill wells in the south western part of the Dominican Republic where there are nine Haitian fellowships. This area is known as Barahona. This project is going to take a little time as we need to form a team, then train the team on how to operate the equipment. Joshua [mentioned above] has some experience in forming a cooperative once a well is drilled. It becomes a self-sustaining project as each person in the community pays a very small amount of money for using the well. The funds are managed by the elders of the community and are kept for pump replacement and any repairs of the piping or valves. Typically, the piping runs into the small communities with valves that provide water for 6-10 houses.The current project underway amongst these fellowships is replacing the roofs at the nine buildings and repairing walls where necessary.

CUBA
One of the reasons for having a senior brother come from Cuba to the Dominican Republic was to introduce the Dominican brethren to the needs of Cuban assemblies. The Dominican Republic has some very able Bible teachers and their gift would be a tremendous asset to Cuba. There were several sessions where the brother from Cuba was able to present the growth, the need of teaching and perhaps even the sending of a missionary couple from the Dominican Republic to Cuba. [This would be legally possible as the Cuban government grants visas to certain countries for a limited period of time. {6 months}] Another reason for the brother’s visit was extensive discussions as to a problem in Cuba which is damaging the work in a specific area. Much prayer and wisdom on the part of many is required. These are issues that require humility on the part of believers who are in leadership and immense changes in the lives of those who have gone astray. The issues are NOT political. They are spiritual. A tragedy of proportions morally and ethically from a older, former expositor of Scripture. Young men who were tutored by this person are now dealing with him and his family as the sinners. This is extremely difficult for these younger men [Now in their 40s and not young yet they see themselves as such.] as is is a localized item that requires those who were once the students to now be the leaders, men of biblical backbone and integrity.

CONCLUSION
The needs of many are possible! The vision of some is phenomenal! The problems are similar to those found in the New Testament. The Lord said: “The gates of Hell will NOT prevail.” We apologize for this lengthy bulletin but trust that it will give you the reader a new list of items that you can participate in when you converse with your Father.

Al Adams Tampa, FL

Please pray for much wisdom as funds are transferred to the committee of responsible elders in Santo Domingo. Thank you for your interest in Haiti. We will have further reports as the work progresses, the help continues, and church fellowships are established. Please don’t interpret any of the below as a solicitation. It is simply there to provide information and eliminate further correspondence. There are five different addresses where one can send financial help if they so wish.

CMML – PO Box 13 , Spring Lake , NJ 07762-0013

DNS Relief for USA – 4611 109th Place NE Marysville , WA 98271-8355
DNS Relief for Canada – 301 – 34 Swansea Road Unionville , ON L3R 0W3
MSC Canada – 101 Amber Street, Unit 16, Markham , Ontario , Canada , L3R 3B2
56th Street Gospel Chapel Inc., 3902 Corporex Park Drive, Suite 650, Tampa, FL 33619

Haiti Report [2012]

 

DNS RELIEF FELLOWSHIP

Distributing to the Necessity of Saints
Romans 12:13

HAITI


The following is a report from Al Adams of Tampa Bay, FL January 26, 2012

There are two items that involve many hours of time and commitment as it relates to this country.

The first had to do with a team of men from the UK who wanted to visit Haiti. We were able to coordinate a meeting for them with different folk that are working in Haiti. I was pleased that we were able to pull it off as coordinating for folk that you have never met and don’t know can be difficult. I am sure it wasn’t all they expected but it was the best we could do remotely. The fellow who travels to Haiti from the capital in the Dominican Republic [up to three times a week] was able to meet them. [Joshua.]

The second item I have great hope for as it relates to the future. It didn’t even take place in Haiti. A brother from N. Miami Beach [Richard Heron] has been making trips to Haiti almost as long as I have. He has a strong connection to Port au Prince. He has known a brother [Harris] for many years who was commended from Jamaica to Haiti by two different fellowships in Kingston decades ago. Brother Heron called me when he heard of some of the works that were being done by the Dominican brethren after the earthquake. He is a delightful brother who has good insight and a head full of discernment.

A younger man called Fritz Junior Shirley who was mentored by the brother [Harris] who went to Haiti from Jamaica and also brother Heron, recently was brought to Florida by his family. Junior [as he likes to be called/I like Fritz better] is in his late 30’s and from Port au Prince. We were able to meet with him for over 2 hours in Ft. Myers, FL. Junior was very careful about accepting us. I liked that! He struck me as a young man who is all about his work for the Lord and not about having his hand out looking for money. He wanted to see our “Statement of Faith”. He simply wasn’t going to just accept us blindly. This was so refreshing to me. With over 10,000 NGO’s [Organizations] in Haiti doing humanitarian work there are plenty of Haitians who have learned who to play for personal gain.

Junior teaches/administers a Bible school about 3 hours out of Port au Prince. He was most interested when I told him that we could perhaps get him some French Bible commentaries from Canada. He has now written me several times and reminded me that it would be great if I could get some books there for a February graduation. He told me the students would love to have a book to take with them. These now are on their way and we hope that Joshua from the Dominican Republic will be able to get them to him.

Our great hope for Junior is that we will finally get a series of assemblies established in the Port au Prince area with the help of both Haitian and Dominican brethren. Junior made it a point to tell us that it has taken him over five years to get the folk in his fellowship to not call him “pastor”. He said I have told them: “I am no different than you just call me brother.” In a society where “tribal mentality” is viewed as almost sacred one has to admire his tenacity and success in this area.

The Dominican brethren are very excited about this new contact and want to help him become more financially independent. Junior lives very humbly but didn’t once ask us for a cent nor has he asked the Dominican brethren. The Dominican Republic is a literal supply house [secularly] for Haiti in many different areas. It is their intention to set Junior up with a supply of auto parts so that he can sell them in Port au Prince and become a “tent-maker” in the biblical sense an improve not his own situation but those of others there.

There are other areas in Haiti where we have been able through the Dominican and Haitian brethren to help. Wells have been dug, church buildings restored and believer’s homes either built or re-built.

With friends in the U.S. DNS built and is now helping to maintain a medical clinic in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Recently a new roof was added to a multipurpose building which will be used for the local assembly and for the school. A welder was imported for the structural work. A cement floor is planned along with suitable shutters for the windows.

There are five different addresses where one can send financial help if they so wish.

CMML – PO Box 13 , Spring Lake , NJ 07762-0013

DNS Relief for USA – 4611 109th Place NE Marysville , WA 98271-8355
DNS Relief for Canada – 301 – 34 Swansea Road Unionville , ON L3R 0W3
MSC Canada – 101 Amber Street, Unit 16, Markham , Ontario , Canada , L3R 3B2
56th Street Gospel Chapel Inc., 3902 Corporex Park Drive, Suite 650, Tampa, FL 33619