As I boarded my last connecting flight from the mission field to the US, I just wanted to rest. So I closed my eyes and soon I was sleeping. But in about 10 minutes I was wide awake and greeted the lady sitting next to me. When I found out she was from Haiti I perked up and greeted her in Creole. I told her I had flown eight medical trips to Haiti many years ago.
After finding out that I was involved in medical work, education, orphanages and media, she asked, “When will you be returning to Haiti? We really need you there.”
I assured her I had no plans for the moment but that someday I would come. I told her I was too busy with 93 other countries.
She informed me that she pastored a Pentecostal Haitian Church in Miami and was regularly involved with helping Haiti.
“What would it take to get you in Haiti right away?” she insisted.
Immediately I responded, “If you can help me get a media project going in Haiti I will make plans right away.”
She brightened up as she assured me that she had great contacts and would be in touch right away.
Less than a week later she told me everything was arranged and wanted to know my arrival date. My first opportunity was to stop by Port-au-Prince on Friday, October 13 on my way up to the US with the mission plane to pick up an aircraft engine for one of our planes in Guyana.
When Aunt Becky and I arrived in Haiti we were warmly welcomed by airport authorities and as soon as we parked the airplane we were off to meet a series of appointments she had arranged for us. I was amazed at how fast and how positive everyone was. God was truly at work as I have never seen things move so smoothly in other countries.
The next day was Sabbath, and having researched me on the internet, she knew I was a Seventh-day Adventist pastor. She arranged for the evangelical pastor and church members to hold a Sabbath service. What sweet Christians they were. The Holy Spirit was deeply felt as I spoke on the work of Jesus our High Priest, Righteousness by faith and Jesus imminent return. Some wept. Before we left the pastor pledged to hold Sabbath meetings every week and to pray for us and our work. Another senior pastor who has worked with Billy Graham and represented the Gideon Bible Society has made it his personal goal to pray for me every day.
In summary, I am humbled and grateful to see God is using his sheep of another fold to prepare the way for the preaching of the Three Angels’ messages. No doubt millions are ready to become part of God’s remnant people, except that the remnant are not ready spiritually to receive them yet. May God prepare us soon for that Great Harvest. Please pray that great light will soon shine across Haiti and set the captives free.
God is taking the reins into his own hands now. I can see it and it scares me a bit at what the consequences will be for those who know the truth but continue sleeping. Please wake up, prepare to meet your God and carry out your mission.
De la Ligne de Combat,