You Are The Blessing! 2020
You Are The Blessing! 2020
You Are The Blessing! 2020
By Marianne Boehme – June/July 2020
Click Here For The June/July 2020 Update: https://haitianmission.com/2020/07/
By Marianne Boehme
The week before Easter our leadership team will once again reach out to our 30 families in Jacmel. This will be the fourth time since the political unrest began at the end of October, 2019 in Haiti. When we were in Haiti this past February we delivered food as part of our annual visits to the homes. The cost of food has risen substantially since October but the need still remains. The average Haitian still earns less than $2.00 per day and many of our mothers make due with less than that. For several of them this is all the food they have. With all the difficulties in the world, we in the USA are still a blessed people. Please consider a small donation so that we can continue this program. Any extra funds will be set aside to purchase a charcoal burner and a pot to cook their food in. Many of them need to borrow a pot. We can turn that around working together.
Prayer cards are available in the Narthex display. Ways to give are listed on the back. Or use an envelope to donate to the food program.
Our ministries and construction teams support each other, we can’t have one without the other. Cabrini continues to do both. Our community center is moving forward and now is completed to the point of being a functional space to house our ministries.
The latest mission trip of Feb. 2020, consisted of laying the 4000 sq. ft. floor. The pictures below will tell the story of how the 12 day mission trip brought another important part of the outreach center in Jacmel forward. We employed five of the fathers from our Bible study groups. We had a group of 22 workers that worked alongside of the Cabrini team members. The Haitians team members were eager to learn and be employed. They were the best workers ever. We started our day together in community prayer.
Cabrini congregation should be so proud of this twinning relationship in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Our leaders are growing daily and have taken on a few more responsibilities. After four days of Leadership training with Marianne Boehme and Bill Nathan the Lord showed us over and over again He was with us.
Because of Cabrini’s continued prayerful and financial support the construction will continue in the months to come. We have now established a work crew of experienced workers in Haiti. Helping these men support their families by the wages they earned is a stabilizing force in our community. The political situation continues to be strained but the Lord continues to make a way for this outreach. Under Walnes Cangas’ supervision and plans from Paul Fichtner and Michael Diggmann, we feel confident that the Haitians will be able to continue the construction based on those plans. The next project will be the electrical plans and the solar project followed by the septic system. Doors and windows will also be installed this summer.
Together we are better!!! Please continue to pray for the completion of the building and the property into an outstanding Community Center that will have an impact on the youth of Jacmel. In Haiti, half of the population is under the age of 18, so how do you change a country but through the young.
By Marianne Boehme Update-February 2020
Anticipation is high for the March Team members heading for Haiti on February 6th. Two of the members have never travel to Haiti, Rob Krantz and Mike Kuepper. We believe those who volunteer to get involved with Haiti are God’s gift to this ministry. Below is our schedule and we ask that you all follow along daily to pray specifically for our daily needs?
DAY 1 Thursday – Departure Feb. 6thfrom Milwaukee Airport 11:45 am. Flight to Charlotte, NC then to Miami International arrival 6:51pm. We need to overnight in Miami. We have never done this before but because of the grounding of the 737 planes this is what it takes to get to Haiti. John Lehnerz is our transportation this time.
DAY 2 Friday – DEPARTURE FOR Haiti 6:40 am arrival is 8:39 in PAP. We will be greeted by Mr. Nador our longtime friend for 25 years. He is our transportation this day.
Not sure at this point if we are off to St. Joseph Guest House or to a mission area in PAP to unpack another container that has parts that will be needed to compete the Cabrini Center. PRAY FOR SAFETY AND WISDOM FOR THE TEAM MEMBERS AND Haitian staff.
DAY 3 Saturday – DEPARTURE from PAP at 4:00 a.m. REALLY NEED PRAYERS THIS DAY. Arrival at Cabrini Community Center and begin unpacking and setting up for Sunday work day.
Day 4 Sunday – Mass in Jacmel, in their Community Center with Fr. Samson at 7:00 am. Begin work after mass. CONSTRUCTION TEAM IN PLACE READY FOR WORK.
9:00am Marianne and Bill Nathan will be doing leadership training and preparing the schedule with the leaders so everyone is on the same page. Our day will end between 3:00 – 4:00 and we will return to the hotel.
Day 5 Monday, Day 6 Tuesday, Day 7 Wednesday and Day 8 Thursday
MINISTRY TEAMS – Marianne and Bill along with the 5 leaders will visit 10 homes each day to deliver food, check water filters and test water for e coli. At that time we will interview each family member present. We need information for updating family records and to begin to know more specifically the family’s needs and how the community center will be able to help them make those changes in their lives. There will be leadership meetings again on Thursday all day.
CONSTRUCTION TEAM will start beginning the hard work of pouring 4000 SQ FT of cement flooring in the center including outside porches, stairs and sidewalks.
Another 4 man team will be working to complete the siding on the center. Remember none of the men working are from big construction firms. They are all men from the community or former St. Joseph children now grown adults. It is truly a community project.
DAY 9 FRIDAY – Construction team will be meeting with ELECTRICANS for November 2020 trip. We are having a combined Bible study meeting at 2:00 pm at the Community Center site.
Day 10 SATURDAY – will either be a cleanup day on site or a traveling day. Many prayers are needed that day. Or we might leave early 4:00 am on Sunday morning. Everything depends on the safety issues.
Day 11 SUNDAY – church, look out point for newbies Mike and Rob. Family visit with Bill and Walnes families at St. Joseph Welcome Center PAP
Packing for U.S.
DAY 12 MONDAY – Travel day back to the U.S. three planes but no overnight.
Jim Wesp will pick us up in Milwaukee at midnight. PRAYERS, PRAYERS LONG DAY. We are all happy to be back in the USA and are very thankful for what God has given us.
Thank you for your prayers. Check out Cabrini’s Facebook account for daily pictures and updates as well as www.Haitianmission com Go to menu and click on news and updates.
Remember is takes funding to preach the gospel and serve others.
The ways paying it forward are on the back of the prayer cards available in the Narthex or our home page on line.
Blessings, the Haiti Outreach Mission Team