A BUSY ENDING AND A BUSY BEGINNING

Posted: January 3, 2009 in Uncategorized

We ended 2008 with a bang and we are starting 2009 with a bang as well.

 

 

EYE CLINIC

 

 

We earlier in the  week had a group come to the Women’s Center and hold an eye clinic.  They tested eyes and gave glasses to those that needed them.  I can’t begin to tell you what a blessing this is, especially to those who could never afford to have their eyes checked and then to actually receive glasses. WOW!!!

 

 

 

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NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE

 

 

 

We at Port-au-Prince Fellowship had a powerful New Year’s Eve service.  The church was jammed packed and the excitement was contagious.  We had great worship and a powerful prayer time.  We watched a dvd and ate a wonderful Haitian meal of rice, beans, and chicken.

 

 

 

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I have added a link to a short video that Jessica Mayhew took of the end of our service.  CHECK IT OUT! Click on the link below:

 

 

PORT-AU-PRINCE FELLOWSHIP: NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE

 

 

I have also put a link here to a good devotional by J. Lee Grady, the editor of Charisma magazine  entitled: A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: CROSS YOUR JORDAN in 2009.  CHECK IT OUT!  Click on the link below:

 

 

A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: CROSS YOUR JORDAN in 2009

 

 

I have started the New Year:

 

  • By starting to read through the Bible in the New Living Translation.  I use the New American Standard Version for most studying, but I REALLY do enjoy the New Living Translation.

 

  • By going through the devotional MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST by Oswald Chambers.

 

  • By starting THE 21 MOST POWERFUL MINUTES IN A LEADER’S DAY by John C. Maxwell.   It is book that you do one chapter a day for three months. He in the first paragraph writes: "How can I become a better leader?  That’s a question I ask myself every day of my life.  I’m constantly searching for new things to learn and ways to grow.  But sometimes the best way to learn is to return to fundamentals."   GOOD STUFF!!!

 

 

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OH, before I forget, let me share some pumpkin soup with you.  This soup is traditionally eaten on New Year’s day which is Independence Day in Haiti.  When the Haitians were slaves under French dominion,  pumpkin soup was just for French and the slaves were not allowed to eat it.  So when they won their independence, they celebrated by eating pumpkin soup.  It is delicious and if you want to try it at home, I have put a link that you can follow to make your own pumpkin soup.  Some people add macaroni which adds a nice touch.    Recipe for Haitian Pumpkin Soup

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for taking time to read this rather long blog.  I pray we in the year 2009 will draw ever closer to our great God.

 

 

John McHoul

 

 

 

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Comments
  1. Rhonda says:

    Greetings from WV. I hope the folks that we fitted with glasses continue to find them useful. Our program is imperfect and we are not eyecare professionals, but, we have educated ourselves as much as possible to be able to provide the best service that we can. Thanks to everyone who hosted us in some form or fashion. It is good to see the photos you addded to the blog. Rhonda Stout and family

  2. John says:

    Rhonda,WHAT A GIFT YOU GAVE TO THE PEOPLE. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE.John

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