Dorce` Family 2017 Recap

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 6:42 pm by admin No Comment

Dearest friends and partners,

The year 2017 has been very full: full of weddings, anniversaries, graduations, ordinations, baptisms, and more. Though the nature of these events can be very demanding and time-consuming, we are encouraged because all of these things represent growth. Much has happened this year, too much to recount here, but we will try to hit some of the highlights:

  • We are praising the Lord for opportunities to make multiple visits to and renew contact with the very first church Wilckly planted, in Nazon, Port au-Prince. This is the church who lost their paster a few years back when he was struck and killed by lightning. His family are still active members in the congregation, and the oldest son runs the sound equipment. We recently ordained a deacon there to serve as interim preacher.
  • Ashley, our oldest, graduated high school this year, and is half way through her freshman year at The University of Iowa. We are so proud of and excited for her as she faces this new phase of life!
  • The school in Carries has grown again. We now have over 170 students enrolled! We want to especially thank those who partner with us through sponsoring the childrens’ education, and those who just began partnering with us through sponsoring a teacher’s salary. These financial gifts help to keep our school running smoothly and keep the costs low so families in the area can afford it!
  • We were blessed to be visited by two short-term teams from the States. The team that came in March held a Vacation Bible school for kids at two of our churches, and the team that came in November participated in the Tas Kafe Cho 10-year anniversary celebration.
  • Josiah, our youngest, was baptized this November!!! We are so proud of his decision!
  • The backhoe is running and moving! Many, many thanks to those who made this possible through prayers, financial gifts, and contacts!!

Thank you for your faithful partnership with us in this ministry to the Haitian people. The work could not continue without you!

If you would like to send a gift, please make your check out to Blessing Hearts International and mail to this address: Blessing Hearts International, 2431 N. Minnesota Ave. Joplin, MO 64801

E-mail: [email protected]

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