By Marianne Boehme
April 2021 Mission Trip News
Updates: April 2021 – May 2021
“THE POOOR STRETCH OUT THEIR HANDS TO US, BUT IT IS GOD WHO RECEIVES WHAT WE GIVE THEM”
By St. Louise De Marillac
During my recent trip to Jacmel to participate in the ministries at the Cabrini Community Outreach Center, I found a warm welcome from our leaders and the Cabrini Community that has grown in Jacmel these past 12 years. I will attempt to share some of the fruits that the Lord allowed me to see and experience during this visit and in the next few months. Please check out the web site: haitianmission.com or click on the E – bulletin on Cabrini web site.The first three days “we”, (Bill, Carmelo, Eral and myself) updated the family records of our 30 ladies in our two Bible Study Groups. These two bible groups are the foundation that all of our ministries have sprouted from these past 7 years. As we all know, it takes time to grow any garden that will sustain and become an inspiration to the gardener and all who visit the garden. Our Mothers shared the changes that have taken place in their families since the 2018 update family record session. Children have grown up and moved to middle school and high school. Some of the mothers have become grandparents, some have buried family members, just like many of us in the United States. The poor also share the cycle of life with us.
When we asked the question “How has the bible study changed your life?” They all smiled and shared with us. One mom told us that she learned how to look up scriptures by chapter and verse. Learning the stories has empowered her with knowledge and given her confidence to ask questions in a group setting. Two ladies were encouraged to go back to school for reading so they can now read out loud when called on by the Bible study teachers. Another mother who can’t read told us her 14 year old son helps her by reading it to her so she can prepare for the meeting. This is all GRACE. We are building more than a building. The building is what brings everyone together and provides a visible sign in the community.
CABRINI’S ASSIGMENT FROM THE LORD IS TO DO BOTH! BUILD THE BUILDING AND BUILD UP THE COMMUNITY BY BUILDING UP THE MINSTRIES!! CABRINI IS DOING IT! BUT WE ARE IN A RACE AND IT IS A RACE WE MUST WIN. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL, CONCERNING SUPPORT FOR THESE GREAT NEEDS. AS I SEE IT GOD HAS GIVEN CABRINI THIS OUTREACH AS A BLESSING FOR OUR COMMUNITY.SO IF YOU HAVE NEVER THOUGHT TOO MUCH ABOUT HAITI, PRAY FOR THE POOREST COUNTRY IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. THE LORD WILL LEAD YOU TO ACTION, I AM SURE.
WAYS TO BECOME INVOLVED BY PRAYING, FINANCIAL SUPPORT OR GOING ON A MISSION TRIP. WE HAVE OPENINGS FOR 2 PEOPLE FOR OUR NEXT MISION TRIP ON FEB. 4-12, 2022.
PLEASE CALL MARIANNE. 262-338-8845 FOR MORE INFORMATION. Some of us have always wanted to be missionaries this is a way to get your feet wet. Don’t be concerned if you feel you have no mission skills God will take care of that He doesn’t ask what your qualifications are but He looks at your heart and He will equip you. Go with a renewable open heart and God will fill it.
Covid was not a concern in Haiti. I just went and had to be tested coming and going, all went well. I took Ivermectin, an anti-viral drug, plus my Malaria medication and came back the healthiest in the last five years of traveling there. We don’t travel open roads we fly to Jacmel as security is something we always have to deal with.
PLEASE WATCH THE DISPLAY IN THE NARTHEX FOR HARD COPIES OF THE MONTHLY UPDATE AND THE WEB SITE. TELL YOUR FRIENDS. ALL FUNDS- 100% – GIVEN TO HAITI OUTREACH ARE USED FOR SERVING THE POOR. LOOK TO THE
NEWS ARTICLE IN JUNE ON FOOD DISTRIBUTION AND OUTREACH DIRECTLY TO OUR HAITIAN FAMILIES.