IT’S GOOD NEWS ON LAGONAVE. THE CRISIS IS ABATING, AND GOD IS BLESSING!

2020 will be a year of action for us all.  As I was thinking about the good news on LaGonave and what to share with you, Pastor Steve Jameson’s Blue Dot Spot newsletter arrived.  Pastor Steve’s newsletter captures perfectly the Lord’s work on the island and the roles that Pastor Agones and his band of pastors play in the mission. The news is truly inspiring.
 
The travel ban is still in place. Put your thinking caps on. We need Virtual Missionaries in 2020. Do you have an hour or two each month that you could devote to the work.  
– The Flat Stanleys start their Back to School Campaign in mid-February.  Do you like to color? Would you like some characters to sell to family members and friends? 
– Do you like to write? The Alliance needs help getting the word out. 
– Would you be willing to host a social event and introduce others to LaGonave?
– Do you have ideas you’d like to share with The Alliance? Perhaps you’ve been involved with other missions and you know what activities people like to do.
 
So grab that cup of coffee, take 5 minutes, and be inspired by Pastors Steve and Agones.
 
Bondye Beni Ou,
Frankie
 
 
 


LAGONAVE HAITI STORY ON FLUMC WEBSITE

The SW District Office (Florida Conference) for UMC received word of LaGonave’s struggles and accomplishments. Here’s the link to a wonderful story.
 


LARRY & OU YARGER UPDATE

Please see the attached update on the Yargers who are transitioning from Indonesia to Thailand.
 
 


RALPH TUTHILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HAITI

 
 


LA GONAVE UPDATE

At Wednesday evening’s Promises we will welcome Pastor Agones of the Family of God Church at Betoiti, Haiti, and Dr. Frankie Jeffery, of North Naples United Methodist Church. They will be giving us an update of the success of the mission work on LaGonave Island.  With them will be the “Haitian Suitcase Boutique” featuring gift items made by the ladies at the church, and sold to support their school and church.  A year ago we hosted Pastor Agones and Dr. Jeffery and learned of their plan to provide the people on LaGonave “a hand up rather than a handout.”  Now we have the opportunity to learn about the next step forward for this mission, and the role that members of Carlson UMC have played in the success.  Dinner, as usual, will be served promptly at 5:45 p.m. so be sure to sign-up on the sheet in the Narthex, online, or call the church office. The evening will include the next segment of our 32-week-long study of the Book of Mark and all the usual group events for children and adults.  This is shaping up to be an evening you won’t want to miss.



BREAKING THE SILENCE ON CUBA

 


One Door Ministries

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Steve and I are greatly encouraged by our time in Midland and the ODM Board meeting. We will begin working our way south today by flying to STL. meanwhile we have an urgent need- a Special Prayer Request !

All connected with One Door will appreciate your fervent prayer for safety over the next few days. The Haitian government requires all seminaries to teach classes on indigenous religions and other religious expressions, like voodoo and other world views. We have one such class scheduled for Thursday 20th and Friday 21st. The visiting professors will be staying with Ago and then return to the main island on Saturday. Our students will be taught the basic beliefs of this other faith.

 
When possible confront the darkness and fear with the Victory and Grace of Jesus Christ.
 
Please be praying towards that end. Thank you all. 
With a grateful heart,
Karen & Steve Jameson
One Door Ministries


Four Day Vision Trip To LaGonave, Haiti

Carlson UMC members are being given an opportunity to join a group from North Naples UMC on a Vision Trip to LaGonave Island, Haiti, on November 3 to 6.  The cost is $200 per person, plus round-trip air fare from Ft. Lauderdale to Port Au Prince.  Other costs will be paid by Youth4Orphans.  Terry Hand, Founder and CEO of Youth4Orphan said the purpose of the tour is to review the several aspects of the on-going missions on the island including the school.  Interested persons should contact Terry at 239 248-2838 or at youth4orphans.org.