Our Schedule While in Haiti — Please Pray

Dear Friends,

Philip, Dave Morley and I will be traveling to Haiti late Sunday night, August 29. We really would really appreciate your prayers as we travel and minister there for two weeks. Below is our trip schedule so that you can pray for us each day.

  • August 30 – Pastors conference begins at noon – approximately 80 Haitian pastors – Philip teaching
  • August 31 – Pastors conference continues – Philip teaching
  • September 1 – Complete Pastors conference at noon and travel to Tricotte.
  • September 2 – 4 – Ministering in Tricotte in orphanage and in surrounding villages – Philip and Dave building benches for the Tricotte church. I’ll be working with Diogene and Norius on the upcoming school year – planning and budgeting
  • September 5 – Philip will be preaching in the Tricotte church – message from the “Letter to the Laodician Church” in Revelations 3
  • September 6 – 7 – Leadership conference – approximately 200 leaders from the Tricotte area churches will assemble in Tricotte for this two day conference – Philip teaching
  • September 6 – 8 – Dave will continue on projects. We will also be sorting through and distributing clothes, school supplies, shoes, etc. from the recently arrived container.
  • September 9 – Travel back to Port au Prince
  • September 10 – Visit the “new home” sites – We have started building homes for some who lost them in the earthquake.
  • September 11 – Return home

Thank you for your prayers and partnering with us in this way. Please remember Glenn Bridges also. He was planning to travel with us on this trip but is not able to due to sickness.

Serving our Lord together,

Bernie

August 2010 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

On August 30 through September 1 this year, nearly 100 pastors from around Haiti will gather in Gonave Bay for the annual Pastors’ Conference sponsored by Starfish Ministries.  It will be a time of renewal as we fellowship with each other, sharing the joys and sorrows of the previous year of ministry and joining together to worship our Lord.  I am also looking forward to challenging and encouraging these men from God’s Word as I hope to provide biblical instruction that will equip them for ministry as they return home.

Some of these pastors studied at the seminary in Port-au-Prince.  Others have virtually no formal education.  But for most of them, this conference is the only ongoing training they receive all year.  So I take this opportunity very seriously, asking God to use this teaching for His glory in the lives of these pastors and their congregations. Continue Reading →