Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Alabama House

As many of you know, Andy and Jay made a trip to Jacmel, Haiti last week. They were accompanied by Mel Johnson (AL Baptist St. Bd. of Missions - ALSBOM) and Charley Elgin (Pathfinder Missions). A major goal of this trip was to locate a house that ALSBOM could rent for future mission teams going down. There are churches throughout AL who are sending medical, construction, and evangelistic teams to Jacmel. ALSBOM located an eight bedroom home that will become the Alabama House where mission teams can be housed. This is a huge plus for Children's Hope. We will be able to house an Alabama couple there who will assist Samuel with the children and be host to all the mission teams coming down. Charley Elgin will also work out of this home, and he will coordinate the construction of a permanent home for the children. We hope to have the AL House occupied by mid July. The piece of the puzzle that hasn't materialized yet is land. Our hope was that Jerry O'leary (businessman from Canada) would turn over the land (donate) to us. It doesn't appear that will happen. He has a passion for the lost in the Ivory Coast area and wants to recoup his money from the orphanage site in Jacmel to be used for evangelism efforts in the Ivory Coast. Andy and Jay both feel that Mr. O'Leary is a very sincere follower of the Lord and is listening to His guidance. Please pray that he would feel led to offer us a price that would be considerably below the price he stated previously.

Please continue to pray for Mike and Kerri Moore as they seek the Lord's will regarding adopting through DHR. The brothers that they met last weekend turned out not to be a match.
This is a difficult road and they need your prayers. Also, pray that the brothers would find a home well suited for them.

We want to seek and follow the Lord's guidance with every step we take through this ministry not only in Jacmel but in reaching out to families in our church. Therefore, we will begin gathering for prayer the first Tuesday of each month at noon to pray for specific needs and families such as the Moores. We will meet in the room just across from Carolyn Bryan's office.
Enter through the Scott Str. entrance, go up the stairs to your right and the room is on the left.
Our first prayer time will be this coming Tuesday, June 7th.

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