News In Haiti

Bernie Bovenkamp on November 28th, 2013

I received word late last week from Daniel that one of our pastor friends in Haiti was killed Friday night. Pastor Simon was the current president of the Union of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Haiti (elected after Pastor Diogene’s term was up). He arrived at his home late Friday night after attending a two day pastors’ conference and […]

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Philip Bovenkamp on April 21st, 2010

Dear Friends, We wanted to take a few moments and share with you where we are in our disaster relief efforts in Port-au-Prince and how we have been using the resources you’ve helped to supply.  As Pastor Diogene indicated in our update Monday, we have supplied food to approximately 10,000 people since the earthquake in […]

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Philip Bovenkamp on April 19th, 2010

Several families in our church lost everything they had and did not know what to do.  But through the Starfish Ministries food distribution program, they have survived.  Our food distribution program has a great reputation among the Haitian people, and I want to thank everyone who contributed for their help to make this possible. The food […]

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Bernie Bovenkamp on March 30th, 2010

What an Amazing God! Janary 12, 2010 around 3 o’clock I started taking courses for the second semestre , the teacher come in to the class for the first time and started teaching. This is  called [the Art of Oratory], this class talks about how can somebody be a good speaker. At that time , I […]

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Bernie Bovenkamp on March 24th, 2010

Doug is back in Haiti for a couple of days — we sure appreciate his willingness to serve and minister. Yesterday Doug was able to meet with Garry Charles, our family sponsorship director, and get updated on the families.  Garry is doing a great job.  He has distributed the funds to each family and has […]

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Bernie Bovenkamp on March 17th, 2010

It’s been some time since we have shared about what’s happening in Haiti.  Sorry about that — several of you have been asking and of course telling us how much you appreciate having updates.   Here goes with a short update. I talked to Pastor Diogene yesterday and he seems to be doing much better.  For […]

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Bernie Bovenkamp on February 19th, 2010

It is so good to hear from Doug about what God is doing through Pastor Diogene and his outreach ministry team.  The nightly meetings have continued this week with many more responding to the invitation to follow Jesus.  This morning Diogene purchased 400 new Bibles to present to the 400 new believers.  Yesterday from 1pm […]

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Philip Bovenkamp on February 15th, 2010

After a week-long evangelistic crusade in Port-au-Prince, Pastor Diogene’s church met Sunday morning (February 14) at 6am.  And they worshipped, prayed, and listened to God’s word until noon.  Near the end of the service, Diogene issued another invitation to respond to the gospel, and 75 people came forward.  Following this, Diogene asked that anyone who had […]

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