Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but
in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Phillipians  2:3-4

 This was one of my main texts for Bible study this past Thursday with 11 of the 12 fishermen. I read and taught in Creole for the first time with a little help from Frantz when I got stuck.

 This week containers from the Barbados government were released from customs and delivered and unloaded in Montrouis. They contained sailboats, building supplies, solar panels, sewing machines, rice
and much more.  All the items were not designated for New Vision but for another mission in the same area as well. Our fishermen along with others were helping unload as arguments began to break out.  Two men were even fighting over padding material that was just left over.  I don’t think as Americans we can
truly understand the level of desperation some of these men feel while trying to meet their basic needs of life here in Haiti. That padding was probably going to be someone’s bed.

 When our cultural differences seem too great God’s word speaks to the heart. We talked about God’s attitude toward us  and how we should treat each other with the same kind of love, especially our brothers in Christ.  I was trying to encourage the men to work together as a group as they will have to share these fishing supplies and will need to help each other with construction on their houses. 

Dr. Reeves started a relationship over 3 years ago with these men by coming along side of them in their daily struggles and sharing God’s Word and love with them. Please pray that Dennis and I will be able to continue this relationship and that Christ’s love will shine through our lives and His name will be lifted up.