With the exception of some strong winds and heavy rains, most of Haiti reported very little or no structural damage from the recent hurricanes. Other islands in the Caribbean were devastated, as you learned. The farmland in the district we minister in benefitted from the extra rain, since the second growing season started before the storms, and the chief crop planted was rice.
We look forward to the Thanksgiving season for two reasons. We will give thanks on November 23, as America traditionally will, but we also know that we are going to be gradually leaving the hot weather as the month continues.
We have some finishing work to do on our temporary church in Bostaj, but we have been meeting there the past three weeks. We were able to move the day of our services from Friday to Sunday. Last Sunday, November 5, 2017, I counted 52 in attendance.
Theresa and I were able to be at our son’s ordination, as outlined in our last letter. That event really blessed my heart, as I was asked to preach the service.
We continue to see people saved as a result of our efforts at our weekly market ministry. I have rented a depot there for the past five years and show one or two evangelistic films each Thursday.
I am making preparations for the next seminary module. I will be teaching on the Holy Spirit, and these classes will lead up to Christmas Break (December 22, 2017).
Although Haiti does not have a Thanksgiving Day, we have much for which to be grateful about daily, and we thank God upon every remembrance of you.
Keith & Theresa Baker