Haiti Report 2016
August 19, 2016
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.
August 22, 2016
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.
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