April 2001 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

I’ve just returned from Haiti for the 24th time.  Pastor Diogene sends his greetings to you and his thanks for all your prayers and support.  He has been dealing with some difficult things this past month.  On February 24th, his brother-in-law died from pneumonia at the age of 41, leaving a wife and 3 children.  Theodor was a very effective evangelist in Diogene’s church in Port-au-Prince, and was a dynamic Christian, sharing his faith wherever he went.  Just a month before he died, while visiting his home village, he went to the open market and began sharing his faith.  People began gathering around.   Theodor got up and started proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ, giving an invitation, and 20 people responded accepting Christ as their personal Savior that day.  Fifteen days later, after developing pneumonia, he went to be with that Savior he knew and loved and wanted others to know also.  It’s hard to understand why – and we may not find any answers.  But we do trust God and believe that He is in control of all things, including Theodor’s seemingly, untimely death. Continue Reading →

March 2001 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Many of you have been praying along with us that Leonette, Pastor Diogene’s wife, would get her green card, allowing her to return to Haiti.  The orphanage in Haiti was Leonette’s vision.  She longs to be there with the children and we believe she needs to be there too.  Recently something very interesting has been brought to our attention.  While living in the states, Leonette spends 3 hours a day on her knees praying for Pastor Diogene’s ministry in Haiti.  During these 3 hours she is not to be disturbed for any reason.  Perhaps for now, God is using Leonette in a more powerful way than we can imagine.  “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways, My ways, declares the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts, than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9) Continue Reading →