These trips are truly life changing experiences for those who go.
Mission Commission Report
Mission Commission met on Tuesday, January 10th.
Pastor Gordon joined Rob, Nancy, Sharol, Dennis and Bonnie. We opened with devotions from 1 Peter and Psalm 91. The prayer noted we are in our 11th year of support for our Haiti mission.
Discussion focused on finances. The balance at the end of December was very generous and we see clearly thru March. Whenever we have a need such as beds, mat-tresses, refrigerator, truck repair, tires, generators, water purifiers, etc., this congregation is immediate in response. God is hearing our prayers and is working through St. Paul’s.
The Mission Commission is working on a mission state-ment. It is our plan to continue our monthly support for food, clothing, medical issues, housing, schooling and protection of our children in Haiti.
The nursing school has been mentioned. Pastor Widelson was given a non-functioning school about 5 years ago. He has been actively recruiting instructors, enrolling students (80 registered to start this month) and getting appropriate licenses from the government. The need is for desks and books for classes to continue.
Our admiration is great for this task as there is a large hospital opening this summer in central Haiti. We want to help with support through extra fund-raising activities. Former team members are working on such things as organizing a golf tournament in Salt Lake City and offering to help write a grant.
We will participate in the Lenten suppers on March 21st.
Next meeting is Tuesday, February 21st with the Mission Moment the 4th Sunday
Haiti Trip Members- Nurses, Computer help, All around helpers
Clarinets and flutes requested for the March Haiti trip.
Additional dollars per month to support the nursing school until it is self sufficient.