L’Haite Simeon, Haiti
Rosekaline... Yvonide, Dieunie, Daniel, Joveline, Junel
- For my family after the death of my son
- To complete the construction of the church
- To have some type of transportation
The task of burying two children is hard. To have the community’s witch doctors take credit for their deaths is even harder. Jonas and his wife know that they are in a fight not again flesh and blood but evil spirits. This is a reality for many of the pastor in Haiti, but Jonas lives surround by people who live out voodoo lifestyles. Although his youngest son died after a three-month battle with pneumonia and his 15 year-old daughter died of epilepsy, the Haitian culture has allowed witch doctors to take credit for killing those two children.
In spite of these hardships, Jonas, his wife and surviving 5 children serve the Lord. In the last two years, the church where he ministers has grown almost twenty percent. Four years ago, the congregation would have to remove mud from the church after each rain before service could be held. The growth has enabled the people to extend the building and fix the roof. The faithfulness of Jonas and his family has been a testimony to his community. Now, they are in need of a larger building to accommodate the growth in the church.