Bonjou. Koman ou ye?
N’ap boule, mesi.
The common response to “Hello, how are you?” is: “Not burned, thanks.” There are various dialects of Haitian Creole, which are a derivative of French. But please don’t take our word for it, we really don’t know how to speak Creole. We look forward to our two-week trip (April 10-26) to work with the personnel at the Baptist Haiti Mission, where we plan to eventually live for a couple years. For Martha, this is her first visit to Haiti.
In the meantime, we are working with the Firm Foundation team preparing a children’s school curriculum. We will then have better tools for writing French Bible lessons for students in grades one through six – that’s six years’ worth of lessons, at increasing literacy levels and growing physical & spiritual aptitudes. This obviously takes team work, and being linked with God’s people who will uphold us and partner with us, to see this to completion.
We were encouraged this last month as our local church started a Mission Encouragement Team (M.E.T. – Haiti) to increase the awareness and opportunities for participating in this ministry. If you want to know more, feel free to e-mail, visit our web page, or friend us on Facebook. (While we”re still here in Rainsville, you can also phone us or write to our Alabama address.)
PRAISE God with us:
1- for Mission Encouragement Team (MET-Haiti) that has started at our church to be our prayer & advocacy link as we head out to Haiti.
2- that the Second Set of 100 Pictures are ready to be drawn up by our illustrators & colorists for the Firm Foundation Bible teaching programs.
3- for providing our financial needs for this 2-week trip to Haiti, as we do a workshop for potential future partners for this Bible curriculum for the schools in Haiti.
PRAY with us:
1- for long-term partners to pray & give & go – who want to participate in seeing the Bible taught through the grades in Haiti and in schools around the world.
2- for the development of good translation helpers – who can communicate well to children, in their Haitian Creole language and in simple, everyday French.
3- for good rapport with the personnel at the Baptist Haiti Mission – missionaries, pastors & teachers – who we will be working with over the next 3 years, or so.
Linking to the mission effort in Haiti,
Theo & Martha Enns
60 Briarwood Lane – Rainsville, AL 35986 – Cell phone: 256-601-9765
New Tribes Mission of Canada; Box 707; Durham, ON N0G 1RO; CANADA – http://canada.ntm.org
New Tribes Mission, Inc.; 1000 E. First St.; Sanford, FL 32771; USA.