What was I doing in Haiti? In most of our ministry countries, we have a sponsorship program for children of pastors. I love to do these for several reasons. (1) Pastors are an easy group to define and manage. The appreciate the help and they use the funds wisely for their child. (2) It gives some real help to laborers on the field who are often serving without any compensation at all. (3) It is the first step towards other projects such as pastor training, funding an evangelistic outreach, supply Bibles and discipleship literature (4) Contacts with widows and orphans who need our program.
I do not know how our work with develop in Haiti. There are certainly plenty of opportunities. As we build these relationships with pastors, we may be able to organize medical clinics as an outreach tool or many of the other projects we are doing in other countries.
We took about 15 children of pastors this time. As we find sponsors for these and build the program, we will probably move up to at least 30 children. It is exciting to think of the new directions and the many new projects to come as we serve in Haiti.