Honoring Pastor Micler
A team went to our Bethesda community at the end of July to work on various projects, fellowship with the people in Trou-Louis, and celebrate the official ordination of Pastor Micler!
We are so proud to join with this godly man as he is so diligently continuing to follow God’s call to serve in Bethesda.
Pictured here: Pastor Micler and Rosiane Louis – Founders
Every first Monday of the month at 7:00pm, we meet together to discuss and execute plans to continue our mission of bringing hope to Bethesda. Throughout the month, teams create and implement ideas for fundraising, social media platforms, and other ongoing projects. We welcome you to join us, and to pray for us as we seek to follow where God is leading.
PRAY. GIVE. GO.
PRAY for the needs and that God’s kingdom come and will be done.
GIVE to support the ongoing ministry (go to www.hopeforbethesda.org)
GO and serve as a foot soldier on our next mission trip. We need YOU for the Lord’s army! Ask God where He would like you to get involved.
Personal Perspective by Bob Downard
(Hope for Bethesda team member, who went on the recent trip to the island)
Whenever we visit Bethesda, I’m reminded of the many needs there. I envision how things could be and the challenges that lie ahead. And while we always have work projects planned for our short-term mission trips, I’ve learned that the work and the projects are not nearly as important as our being there. With every visit, we bring hope and reassurance. We remind the people that they’re not forgotten and that we’re God’s servants standing with them. That fills a very great need.
Meet Elizer (Eli) Bossiquot – Bethesda Orphan
Eli, 17, came to Pastor Micler in 2015 seeking a home. His father is physically disabled and his mother is unable to take care of him. On our most recent trip, we interviewed Eli to find out how the quality of his life improved since coming to Bethesda. We included a portion of it below (translated from Kreyol).
Miki: What would you do if Bethesda did not exist?
Eli: Well, Bethesda has done a lot for me. If Bethesda did not exist, I wouldn’t be in school nor would I be in church as a baptized member. I would probably be in the streets somewhere as a vagabond or a thug. I hope Bethesda grows a large hospital and an orphanage, so we can help others like me who can’t help themselves.
❖ Pray that the well in Cabaret is completed successfully and that we are able to transport the well truck to La Gonâve soon!
❖ Pray that physical water would improve living conditions, but that the Living Water of Christ would change hearts and lives.
❖ Continue to lift up Pastor Micler and Rosiane, who sacrifice so much time together for the ongoing work of this ministry.
❖ Pray for Doug Lundeen (missionary and pilot from New Beginnings Church) as he has recently returned to continue his work in Port-au-Prince.
❖ Pray for our growing team of supporters who are committed to praying for, giving to, and serving this cause
❖ Our well truck is in the process of drilling a well at an orphanage in Cabaret before we transport it to La Gonâve.
❖ We asked for pledges to support the employment of a full-time nurse at Bethesda, and God has provided! Our nurse is there now, and we are funded for 15 months so far! Thank you!
❖ A team from New Beginnings Church and South Florida traveled to and returned safely from Haiti, and had a wonderful time joining in all that is going on with the Hope for Bethesda community in La Gonâve!
Learn Haitian Kreyol
Kreyol phrase: Konman ou ye?
English translation: How are you?
Hope for Bethesda could not continue its mission without the support of people like you!! Please share our story and help to spread the news, and let’s continue working together to make a difference in Trou-Louis, La Gonâve, Haiti.