Nudgings – October 2020
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This is a short video that shows the joy that fresh running water brings to this community. You (our donors) had a part in this miracle.
Hi Everyone, I will title this email: “ONLY IN HAITI” HA!
Guys this is another email that while I’m typing I am shaking my head ha! There is no doubt in my mind that when our Lord calls me off the mission field I am going to write a book Ha!
So as some of you know here in Grand Goave we have been getting electricity 14 hours per week for the past year, that’s right 14 hours per week. Lately it has been down to 11 hours per week, let me explain.
The government is very upset with Grand Goave because 70% of the homes do not pay their electric bill. Most homes illegally tap into other homes that actually pay their bills, us being one of the paying customers. They run wires from their homes and splice them into the paying customers lines, they unhook them during the day and attach them at night.
So the main government threatened our local mayor here in Grand Gove saying that if he didn’t get these problems looked after they would remove all electricity from our town. Electricity is supplied to Grand Goave via a large Caterpillar diesel generator situated at a generator station located between here and the next town west of us.
Each generator produces power to a local area, if your town doesn’t pay its electricity bill to the government (Haiti Electric) then they are slow to turn run your generator. So today our Mayor got a tip from a government snitch in Port au Prince Ha!
The mayor was told that because this situation hadn’t been dealt with the government was sending a truck to come get the Grand Goave generator and bring it back to Port au Prince. The informant gave him an exact description of the truck that would be coming to get the generator so the mayor got in touch with our towns main gagster, he is a close friend of the mayors Ha!
Now there is only one highway to the generator station and it goes right through our town. So the gangster rounded up his posse and they all headed for the main highway. They waited some time and sure enough the informant was right, here comes the truck that fits the description.
So the mob just sits on the side of the road and lets the truck pass, 1 hour later here it comes with the Generator loaded behind it. Upon seeing the truck the mob instantly takes to the streets blocking its path, the driver knew the gig was up but he wasn’t giving up that easily Ha!
He slowed the truck down a bit then floored it Ha!, unfortunately for the driver he slowed the truck down too much and his turbo didn’t kick in (Ha! Ha!) thus allowing the gang guys to jump onto the truck.
With guns pointed at the driver and his 2 passengers he reluctantly pulled over. The gang guys told him to drive to city hall where the mayor was waiting, as they were pointing their guns at him they gave him directions.
Now city hall is 150 feet from our house and I see at least 100 people running by the front of our house. The mayor was waiting and he directed the driver to our local police station where the chief of police would meet him. (I use the term Chief of Police very loosely). Upon arrival the police chief makes the driver unhook the generator right in front of the police station, then tells him to get outa Dodge before the crowd turns on him. The driver then takes off into the sunset Ha! Ha!
God help this country
I hope you and your families had both a Blessed CHRISTmas and New Years.
This year we continued with our annual mountain outreach ministry held from Dec 26 till the 30th.
We fellowship with the Brothers and Sisters of our mountain Churches and Bless them with the word and a Christmas dinner.
It all started with delivering gifts to the children that attend out kids clubs, Samaritans purse has supplied me with all the shoe-boxes needed for our schools and churches.
During our time up there with other Brothers and Sisters we go door to door to evangelize and invite the unsaved to come hear the Gospel. Because of the sheer difficulty in reaching some of these people where they live I hire a local Brother and his donkey to ride around the mountain tops with a megaphone inviting people to come out
We had people that walked 2 hours just to attend our outreach because they heard the megaphone, you would not believe how sound travels down that steep mountain terrain.
For me this had to be the most successful humbling outreach we have had yet, mostly do in part to the film series King of Glory. A couple years back I was invited to speak at some Florida assemblies staying with a host family. While talking with Calvin about our Ministry I explained to him about how much the Jesus film impacted the mountain people.
You need to understand that most of the mountain people we disciple have never seen a movie or even know what one is. To be able to go up there and show the Jesus film in there own native language was a real Blessing to them, it helped them “Get it”.
Calvin then told me about a video series called “King of Glory” www.rockintl.org It was the entire bible from Genesis to Revelation in animation geared towards children, as I have told you most mountain adults relate better to the way children’s bible stories are written than adult ones.
He then showed it to me and like most good biblical films out there it was not available in Haitian Creole. Calvin then put me in touch with one of the founders of KOG and after explaining to him about our mountain ministry he gave us permission to have the series translated into Haitian Creole.
Brother Calvin talked with some other Churches and together they financed the entire translation process, we were able to find a good studio here in Haiti that completed the work. Pastor Enoc whom works with me and speaks very good English translated the entire series. To give you an idea on how this film impacted the mountain people you need to realize a couple of things first. Approximately 70 to 80% of the mountain people cannot read or write, if you cannot read scripture how can you learn or grow spiritually. How can you understand GOD!!!
Another problem is that you have to believe what people tell you, how can you search the scriptures to make sure what you are hearing is truth. Like I have mentioned,70% of the so called Pastors I have met do not know the Lord.
This is especially true when the so called “Pastor” you listened to on Sunday is also attending voodoo ceremonies through the week at the local temple. We had some ladies from another community travel 2 hours to come see the film, when it was finished they came up to us and said “They lied to us” They attend a Catholic Church that is in their area.
So to be able to go to these mountain people and show them a movie in their own language that explains salvation clearly is a huge Blessing to them.
Most mountain people have never seen a movie in their life or even know what one is.
When you turn on the projector everyone goes into shock, the room becomes silent as 200 people stare at the figures that they are seeing on the bed-sheet hanging on the wall.
The film begins and they are just mesmerized by what they are watching,as I told some of you when we first showed the Jesus film we had a woman walk up to the bed-sheet we used as the screen and look behind it thinking the people she was watching were actually behind the bed-sheet.
Because of the visual effect the film has on the mountain people they listen intensely to understand what they are seeing. For me it was so humbling to know that they were now able to understand more clearly what we have been saying to them over the years.
Yes “Faith comes by hearing”
So now some of the people from other communities that attended our outreach have invited us to come show the film in their community. For the next 2 months we will be showing the KOG and sharing the Gospel to other remote mountain communities.
We are so Blessed to be part of what GOD is doing in the mountains of Haiti. Thank you all so much for your Prayers and support.
PS” Pictures of us showing the film were too dark, will get a good camera and send some next time
Ken Wagler visited the saints in India and recorded some of the work that he witnessed there.