Three days ago I returned to Costa Rica from my second project trip with EMI. We served YWAM in Gonaives, Haiti by designing a new base camp for them. We worked with Maula Jean-Marie a native of Gonaive. Maula was born in a Voodoo temple and after living a life overshadowed by the rituals of voodoo recognized its futility and offered his life to Jesus. Once delivered, he soon began to preach about the saving grace of our Lord. Suddenly, he was referred to as Pastor Maula. Recognizing the need to have more training, he attended Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in St. Marc, about 45 minutes from Gonaives. Now he desires to start a YWAM camp in Gonaive to reach and train the people in his home town. Here are some pictures of the trip.
The team's arrival in Port au Prince, Haiti airport:
Travel from Port-au-Prince to Gonaives. 13 guys in the back of a truck, six hours each way:
Starting each day with Worship:
Daily travel to the project site:
People who live around the project site:
Avery surveying the site:
Avery playing with the locals:
The project site:
Working on the project:
The final presentation in-country:
Thank you so much for praying for me and my family while I was gone. It was a difficult trip, fraught with spiritual oppression. It's because of the prayers of our supporters that we were able to be effective. Thank you.