Remember those who are in chains…

Currently, RHFH is treating 23 possible cholera patients with IV fluids. We have sent stool samples into the government and are awaiting confirmation of cholera. Thank you for your prayers. God is supplying our needs. God used another missionary organization to bless us with additional health care professionals. We will continue to keep you posted on developments, however RHFH wants to raise awareness for another cause that is meaningful to us.

RHFH is grateful for your prayers and generosity. 2010 has been an incredibly challenging one for us. The earthquakes, hurricanes, and now cholera outbreak have created suffering among an already heavily burdened Haitian people. Surely it is God’s mercy, kindness, and strength that have sustained us.

RHFH is aware that suffering is not limited to Haiti.

Hebrews 13:3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. Sunday, November 14,  is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

Voodoo and Folk Catholicism still plague Haiti. It is our prayer and aim that the full force of the Gospel message is felt by the Haitian people. We are grateful that despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles in regards to deforestation, lack of basic resources, and economic turmoil, for the most part, Christian believers enjoy religious freedom in Haiti. Unfortunately, this freedom is not shared by many of our brothers and sister around the world.

Please join the body of Christ tomorrow as we lift up our voices on behalf of those being persecuted. Please don’t limit your prayers to one day only. Continue to pray for them throughout the year. Pray God continues to give them grace and strength to proclaim the Gospel boldly. Pray for their witness as they live lives of faithfulness in places where the light of Christ seems dim and His voice is not easily heard. Pray they continue to treasure the Scriptures and hide its words in their heart.

RHFH is extremely thankful for partners like you. God uses your generosity to sustain His work here in Cazale, Haiti. However, it is exciting what God is doing globally. I encourage you, your church, or home group to find a missionary/ ministry that is laboring alongside those being persecuted and consider supporting them with prayer and/ or resources.

When I hear stories of those enduring persecution for the sake of the Gospel I am undoubtedly challenged. I am thankful for the martyrs in the early church, that defended the faith, even with their lives. Martyrdom continues today.

Let us not forget those described in Hebrews 11, “Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated—  the world was not worthy of them.”


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