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Nudgings December 2016

DNS RELIEF FELLOWSHIP
Distributing to the Needs of Saints Romans 12:13
Sent forth with the hope that someone will feel the nudge to
keep praying, keep trusting & keep going
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NUDGINGS
Haiti

Haiti has not recovered from the disastrous 2010 earthquake which caused absolute devastation. On October 4, 2016 it experienced the full impact of Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, and as a result 1,600 lives were lost. Some of the poor living in remote mountainous areas have lost everything including crops that were their only source of income. Galatians 2:10 reminds us of the priority of sharing the gospel in word and deed in a time of need. “They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.”

Relief efforts have been ongoing in the most difficult to reach places. Tony Jones, from Ontario, has been assisting many from his home base in Grand Goave, Haiti and wrote, “We have been in the mountains just about every day for the last 3 weeks. We are taking up food, Cholera medicine, water treatment additives and tarps and then bringing anyone that is sick down to the hospital. I will begin to purchase animals, seeds for planting, coffee trees, roof sheeting, building supplies, clothes and other essentials that the mountain people need for survival. Last Sunday in one of the areas where I work, we were able to hold our first meeting of the church since the hurricane. I’m also buying bibles and songbooks that were lost during the storm and a horse so some of the Haitians working with me can get around up there.” Updates are posted on the DNS website www.dnsrelief.com

India

The generosity of the saints from Canada is blessing the work among the unreached parts of India where most of the people are branded as ‘Tribals’.

In the summer of 2015 DNS, in association with Chris Samuel Ministries, initiated a well drilling program to provide access to clean drinking water in remote mountain villages. The wells became an opening for the gospel. In August 2016 one particular village saw 8 new believers come forward to testify for the Lord in baptism. An assembly has started to function there for the first time in the history of this area. A children’s program, bible training and regular outreach is still going on to bless this beginning. A young man from this group has dedicated a half acre of his land for the purpose of establishing a new assembly building. Please pray for the Lord’s guidance.nudgings-december-2016_img_1

In the summer of 2016, we drilled another 12 wells in remote mountain villages to bless the people with drinking water. It soon became evident that a few of these villages were hearing the gospel for the first time in their history. We are hoping to see many more assemblies established in these villages through this drinking water project. Please remember our local workers in this outreach as they continue to visit these villages, preaching the gospel, and teaching the new believers.

Sakeji Mission School, Zambia

Sakeji Mission School has a small workshop and Mark Ronald, the school headmaster, uses it to teach industrial arts (“shop”) to students at the school. Douglas Hanna and a brother in Markham have a vision of enlarging the workshop and equipping it with good tools and equipment in order that the students can learn a variety of life skills and develop a Biblical work ethic. The building expansion has begun on the workshop which will house woodworking equipment including a band saw, lathes, a shaper, thickness planer, a jointer, dust collector, compressor, table saws, sanders and assorted hand tools and work benches. Since electrical equipment that is used in Zambia must meet British standards, a table saw, jointer, bobbin sander, and dust collector have been purchased in England and are on their way to Sakeji. Please pray that the Lord will use this equipment to His glory.nudgings-december-2016_img_2

DNS Relief Fellowship was established to help ease the poverty in Third World countries. The name was chosen from Rom.12:13 – Distributing to the Needs of Saints. DNS is governed by a Board of Directors (see www.dnsrelief.org ) and is registered as Charitable Organization No.8881- 23573-R0001.

Correspondence and gifts for DNS to be sent to DNS Relief Fellowship. Donation Receipts sent out quarterly.

ADDRESS FOR CANADIAN DONATIONS:
DNS Relief Fellowship – 4630 Hwy. 7 East, P.O. Box 64611, Markham, ON, L3R 0M9
John Adams, 301-34 Swansea Rd. Unionville, ON, Canada, L3R 0W3 Tel. 905-948-9972.
Email: adamsdns@rogers.com or john@dnsrelief.org .

ADDRESS FOR USA DONATIONS:
DNS Relief Fellowship – Philip Kazen, 4611 – 109th Pl. NE, Marysville, WA, 98271-8355

Haiti Update 10

Haiti Report No. 10  11-10-2016
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Mornin’ Brother

Al I have been so busy with the mountain people I have gotten lazy with my emails, not getting any younger Ha! No kiddin’ I went to bed at 7:30 last night Ha!

Yeah we have been in the mountains just about every day for the last 3 weeks. We are taking up food, Cholera medicine, water treatment additives and tarps then bringing anyone that is sick down to the hospital.

It is endless Brother, the people have lost everything. Starting next week I will begin to purchase animals, seeds for planting, coffee trees,roof sheeting, building supplies, clothes and other things the mountain people need.

Last Sunday in one of the areas I work in we were able to hold our first church service since the hurricane. As you can see the building needs a little work Ha! I,m also buying bibles and songbooks that were lost during the storm

I myself am buying a horse just so some of the Haitians working with me can get around easier up there. Of course I will name him Trigger Ha!

Keep us in your Prayers Brother,

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2016 Haiti Report # 9

2016haiti09Report from Haiti #9 – From Tony Jones
Hello everyone
Well today was the day I have been waiting for, trouble!!!
As you know we have been delivering food and medicine to the mountain people that live above Grand Goave. There are also some very poor areas just across the river here in town so I thought we would help some of them today.

Usually I am the one that drives the Gator, for a couple good reasons. The Haitians are less likely to attack us because they respect a white guy more than their own. If we get surrounded like we did last week I am pretty good at talking my way out of trouble Ha! If I tell them I will come back and bring them food they know I will.

Today I had to get my friend Franz to deliver the food because I had to wait for my boys to come home from school, Edna was working at her uncles Mission.
So Franz loaded up the Gator and started out to deliver the food to one of these poorer areas. When he got to the highway there were 2 motorcycle taxi drivers parked at the corner. They yelled to Franz to give them some food but he said no.

As Franz drove away the motorcycle guys called some of their other motorcycle friends and before Franz knew it he had 10 motorcycles following him. Now the Gator only goes 30 MPH so they easily caught up to Franz, some of the otorcycles had passengers. As they got beside the Gator the passengers started to reach for the food in the back of the Gator. They were pulling small bags of food out so Franz hit the brakes and turned around heading back to town.

The bike guys called ahead and had some more motorcycles waiting for Franz as he went through town. Franz came upon 4 more motorcycles and just kept going almost hitting 2 of them. Now the chase is on and Franz is heading out of town with all these guys chasing him. They caught him and were yelling at him to give them food as he kept driving. Two guys got in front of him to try to slow him down but Franz kept his foot to the floor. One of the motorcycles crashed but Franz just kept driving, now the guys were really mad.

Luckily it has been raining and the mountains roads are very muddy so motorcycles cannot climb them. Franz made a sharp left onto a mountain road but the bikes just kept coming. Franz is a mountain kid and he knew the people where he was, he yelled out to them for help. When the bikes reached him the people were waiting with sticks and stones and started to hurl them at the bikers.

Needless to say the bikers were outa there and headed back down to the highway. Franz was very scared so he called a police friend of his and asked if he could send someone to escort him back to town. The friend and 3 other police went to see Franz and rode with him in the Gator back to town.

As they were coming into town the bikers were waiting but when they saw the police they did nothing. They just left my house now to go park the Gator for the night.

Time for a coffee.  Please keep us in your Prayers.

Lord Bless
Tony
PS: The picture is of a delivery earlier today, those are the food packs they were trying to steal

2016 Haiti Report #8

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Hello everyone

My internet has just come back up, has been down for a day.
We continue to take food and Cholera medicine to the mountain people but the situation is getting worse everyday.  The mountain people are starting to become very aggressive, mostly due to their hunger.
Yesterday we took some food up to an area where the mountain people had to travel 6 hours to meet us. This trip use to take them 11 hours one way but because we have been Blessed with the Gator we are able to go up and meet them instead of them having to come all the way to town.

We started to load the food onto the donkeys and when the locals saw this they started to to yell and approached us. Thank God I knew them and told them I would be back to give them some. This calmed them down and we were able to finish loading and send the guys on their way.

The guys that came to get the food had 2 extra men with them, both had very sharp Machetes. I asked my friend Jenal the leader of the group “what is with the guys and the Machetes? He said Tony these people know you but we will be going through areas where they don’t, we may need to use them. They were more or less security. On our way down we were constantly being asked for food and help by just about everyone we saw.

While coming down we saw a man laying on the side of the trail with 2 woman trying to lift him up. The women told us they had been walking with the man for 2 hours because he was very sick. They were trying to get him to the hospital here in town but he collapsed. We were able to get him loaded into the Gator and traveled down the mountain to the hospital here in town.

He seemed to have early stages of Cholera. Today it is raining again which will only make things worse. Tomorrow we have 2 trips planned to deliver food and medicines again. Please keep us in your Prayers as we do what we can for these souls in Haiti.

I must never forget the GOD is in control.

Lord Bless
Tony

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October 11, 2016 Evening

Good evening Brothers and Sisters

Well today I was able to round up some Cholera medicine, Electro Lite ( The powder you mix with water for dehydration) and some tarps to take up to the mountain people.

The tarps were given to me by Samaritans Purse and the Cholera medicine was donated from LifeLine Christian mission here in Grand Goave.

It is so good when the body of Christ works together.

I sent my other Gator driver Franz up to deliver everything, the picture of the guy with the donkey came from the area where the 3 people died.

His name is Brutus and he walked 3 hours to meet Franz, his school and church were totally destroyed by the hurricane.

The other man holding the tarps and medicine is Ishmy, he is located where we are building the Radio Station.

The other pictures are temporary structures the people have made to sleep in.

Now the following words below are for my friends on facebook who have been trying to contact me, they are not necessarily on my email mailing list.

I am getting so many of you asking how you can help and I am deeply humbled by this.

The mountain people have lost everything so it would be great if we could replace some of what they lost.

For instance a lot of them lost their livestock, it would be a Blessing to purchase some animals for them.

They also lost their gardens so if we could help to buy some seeds so they can replant.

As some of you know I have been buying coffee from a lot of the families that were affected by this hurricane.

Coffee is there cash crop, they make more income from coffee than any other thing they grow.

I am currently purchasing coffee from about 400 families, from what I have seen I would estimate that 60% of the coffee plants in these areas were destroyed.

Coffee is their bank account so to purchase new trees for them would sure be a great way to help.

If you are interested to help I have put together some costs for purchasing these things.

Prices are in USD currency

Cow-    $300.00

Pig-       $60.00

Goat-     $50.00

Horse-    $270.00

Donkey- $150.00

Chicken-    $5.00

Coffee plant- $1.00

For my American Brothers and Sisters you can donate through CMML (Christian Missions in many Lands)

Their website is www.cmml.us  When you go onto their site you will see in the top right corner “How to give” Just click there and follow the instructions. When mailing you need to include a separate piece of paper saying who the donation is for. In my case you would write Tony Jones Haiti.

 

For my Canadian Brothers and Sisters you contact MSC Canada  (Missionary Services Committee)   www.msccanada.org.

On their homepage click “Workers” then “workers abroad”

Scroll down till you see Tony and Edna Jones

Click on my name and follow instructions.

 

Thank you so much Brothers and Sisters and please keep Haiti in your Prayers

Not to mention the Jones family also

 

Lord Bless

Tony

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2016 Haiti #6 Cholera Outbreak

We have a bigger problem looming right now as I type, Cholera has just broken out in the regions I have been going.

This morning I had 20 calls from the leaders up where we minister and just this morning they buried 3 people.

The dead animals etc has contaminated their only source of water, this is going to be really really bad Brother.

The other problem is there is no way to get help to these people, the roads are gone.

The strain of Cholera they have here can kill in just 5 hours.

I may have to use the Gator to help bring some of the people down, keep us in Prayer Brother.

Lord Bless

Tony

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2016 Haiti #5 10/10

Hi Everyone

Well today was our first trip with some food up into the mountains.

Yesterday when we went up to check on the roads I could only go so far.

Today there was some men working on the road who filled in some of the ditches.

So today I could go further which was great because I was able to save the guys coming to get the food 3 hours off their trip.

I had told them they would need 4 donkeys to carry the food but when we arrived to our destination there was 9 guys and no donkeys.

As it turns out the animals that survived the hurricane are now all sick and not able to carry anything.

So these men each put a sac of food on their heads and carried them back to their village.

These sacs each weighed 88 lbs and the guys had to travel 2 hours to get back home, and they are,nt walking on the Canada trail.

Now on the way back down we stopped to Thank the city road crew.

They all put their hands out and wanted me to pay them for their work but I told them I would bring them some food.

They said Food!!!  Oh no bring us some Rum Ha!

All in Prayer Brothers and Sisters

Thanks so much for your support

Lord Bless

Tony

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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