Haiti Happenings

Haiti Happenings

Friday, July 21, 2017

New Vehicle

After being two months in the United States, we are back home, in Haiti. We traveled over 4000 miles by car. Flew to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and back to Haiti. Flew from Rochester, NY to Plano, TX to visit my mother, two brothers and their families. We thank all those who allowed us to stay in their homes, and the churches that put us in hotels during our travels. It was great seeing everyone and ministering in the churches. We were truly blessed by you all.

As some of you may know already, we are looking at buying a new 4x4 Double Cab Diesel pick-up truck for us and the ministry we are doing in Haiti. It will replace our present one. We thank all those who contributed to the present one we have. It has now 7 years old. Seven years of service here is like 12 years of service in the U.S.

We use our pick-up truck extensively. We carry up to 10 people sometimes with the two benches in the back. We haul construction materials for churches and schools. We have even put live stock in the back. It takes us to remote churches, that often require 4 wheel drive, where we preach and teach the Word of God. A dependable truck is a necessity in a country where mechanics shops are not the best, and parts are very expensive.

In light of all this, we would ask you to consider making a donation to our truck fund. The truck we are planing on purchasing is $33,000. We still need $16,000.





May the Lord richly bless you,
Roger & Margaret Clark 
 
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Elim Fellowship
1703 Dalton Road
Lima, NY 14485

Make checks payable to ‘Elim Fellowship’ and include a note stating, "Preferred for Roger Clark, Grant fund, truck"

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Serving the Church



A lot has happened since our last update.

First of all we continue to help those who were affected greatly by Hurricane Matthew that hit Haiti in October. There are many who are still without homes, and others who have not recovered from the loss of livestock and farms. Yet, as God enables us, we help however we can.
In our last report, we told how we re-roofed 2 schools, helped rebuild 15 homes and purchased 50 animals: cows, goats, sheep, pigs, turkeys, chickens. Since, then we have helped purchase 2 donkeys, 1 mule and 3 goats. Also, we have helped rebuild 25 homes. One of the homes we helped rebuild was for a woman who was 7 months pregnant when the hurricane destroyed her home. The day she moved back in to her re-built home she gave birth, and she thanked God for His provision. You must understand that it is impossible for women in this village to see a doctor or nurse when they deliver because the only way out is riding a donkey 2 hours and riding in public transportation for another hour.
Secondly, last month our students went out and did student ministry in a church outside of Port-au-Prince where they ministered for 4 days. They had revival meetings every night, and during the day they did teaching in the morning and evangelism in the afternoon. As result, many people were built up and several former members who had left because of conflict, came back to the church. Also, several people were brought to a saving knowledge of Christ during this time. Hold this church up in prayer because they lack strong leaders.

Last but not least, this month we had a team of ladies from Delaware who ministered at a retreat to our New Life Mission women church leaders. We had over 45 women who attended. During the retreat they had asked the ladies to write down anything that was keeping them from fellowship with the Father. While one of them was praying she saw a vision of a glass of water being poured on her paper and everything being washed away. Praise the Lord! I know that all the ladies were really ministered to and lasting change was brought. This same team held a one day conference for the women of Port-au-Prince Fellowship, which is an English speaking church that Margaret and I serve in.

Prayer Requests:
Pray that God gives us health and wisdom.
Pray that the new government may be able to lead this people out of the quagmire they are in.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hurricane Matthew Relief Photos

We thank the Lord that he has used New Life Mission to meet the needs of many of our church people who lost gardens, homes, and livestock.












New Life Bible College Cafeteria Pictures


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Update on Matthew Hurricane Relief

As I write this, there are still thousands of people who are dealing with the toll that hurricane Matthew took on Haiti. Thousands are still without homes, gardens, livestock, and on the verge of starvation.

We at New Life Mission of Haiti have focused on helping the people most affected in three of our New Life churches where the congregation were hit hard by the storm.

As of present, we have re-covered two school roofs. We have helped rebuild over 15 homes. We have purchased over 50 animals: cows, goats, sheep, pigs, turkeys and chickens.  We could not do this without all those who gave generously towards these needs.

In the next month we hope to purchase another 50 animals and help rebuild another 10 homes. While we are very thankful for what we have been able to do, we know that there are many more in our churches who are still suffering from the toll they took. Please be praying for them as they struggle to feed their families and send their children to school.

Below you will find pictures of homes rebuilt (before & after) and animals purchased.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Hurricane Matthew














As most already know a devastating category 4 hurricane passed over Haiti yesterday. Yet, we thank Jesus that Margaret, Rachel and I are fine.

Some specifics:
2 of our school lost their roofs, (the schools at Fond des Blancs and L’azile)
2 or our churches lost parts of their roofs, (the churches at Fond des Blancs and L’azile)

Many homes in Fond des Blancs and L’azile were destroyed completely. All crops were lost in these areas as well many live stock.

On our property in Jacmel, the ocean rose and came over the front wall, about 6 ft. up. It washed our 180 foot wooden fence out to sea.

Pray that we would have God’s wisdom in how to best help those in need at this time.
Pray that His name would be glorified in the midst of tragedy.

Secondly, we ask you to help us respond the many needs as result of hurricane Matthew. At this time we estimate that we will need hundreds of thousands of dollars. Therefore, please consider stepping in and helping. The best way at this time is through monetary gifts.
We appreciate each of you who have stood with us through the years. We believe that God has placed us in Haiti for His purpose in times like these.
You can send gifts online by clicking on the attached link to Elim Fellowship. Please state that your gifts are preferred for: “Roger Clark, New Life Mission of Haiti, Grant Fund”. Thank you. www.elimfellowship.org (give-Mission Projects)



Friday, October 7, 2016

HURRICANE MATTHEW

As most already know a devastating category 4 hurricane passed over Haiti yesterday. Yet, we thank Jesus that Margaret, Rachel and I are fine. We still have not spoken with all of our pastors because cell phone communications are out.
At this point in time everyone is trying to assess the loss of life and damages. Yet, it is clear that hurricane Matthew took many lives and has left great destruction in its path.
The specifics we know as of now are these:
- 2 of our school lost their roofs.
- 2 or our churches lost parts of their roofs.
- Many homes destroyed completely.
- Great crop damage and loss of live stock.
- On our property in Jacmel, the ocean rose and came over the front wall, about 6 ft. up. It washed our 180 foot wooden fence out to sea.

We expect to have more reports in the days to come as electricity and phone services are restored.
First and foremost:
Pray for our Haitian brothers.
Pray that we would hear from Pastor Nelson, in Demier, soon.
Pray that we would have God’s wisdom in how to best help those in need at this time.
Pray that His name would be glorified in the midst of tragedy.
Secondly, we ask you to help us respond the many needs as result of hurricane Matthew. At this time we estimate that we will need hundreds of thousands of dollars. Therefore, please consider stepping in and helping. The best way at this time is through monetary gifts.
We appreciate each of you who have stood with us through the years. We believe that God has placed us in Haiti for His purpose in times like these.
You can send gifts online by clicking on the attached link to Elim Fellowship. Please state that your gifts are preferred for: “Roger Clark, New Life Mission of Haiti, Grant Fund”. Thank you. www.elimfellowship.org (give-Mission Projects)
Send Support to:
Elim Fellowship
1703 Dalton Road
Lima, NY 14485
Send Correspondence & Personal gifts Send Support to:
Roger & Margaret Clark
100 Airport Ave
Venice, FL 34285