First Sabbath Offering for the headquarters in Haiti
Haiti is a small Caribbean country with a population of almost 10 million, sharing an island with the Dominican Republic. The greatest part of the inhabitants are Roman Catholic (80%) and the Protestant faith has also made progress in this country (16%). The work of the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement in Haiti began in 1996–1997 and has steadily grown amid challenges.
In spite of all the difficulties that this land presents, the work has developed greatly thanks to the efforts of devoted workers moved by the Holy Spirit. The Sabbath School is increasing continually. In recent times we have felt the need for better administration. The church does not have a convenient office or headquarters to hold the necessary meetings. We are in great need of a facility to lodge both the church and the headquarters of the mission. Our plan is to build this facility in Croix-des-Bouquets, about 12 km from the capital city of Port-au-Prince. We currently worship there every Sabbath in a rented place with at least 70 people in attendance of whom 20 are members. We have a parcel of land but not the means to erect a building. For this reason, we are appealing to our Sabbath School members around the world for financial assistance.
“When an interest is aroused in any town or city, that interest should be followed up. The place should be thoroughly worked until a humble house of worship stands as a sign, a memorial of God’s Sabbath, a light amid the moral darkness. These memorials are to stand in many places as witnesses to the truth. God in His mercy has provided that the messengers of the gospel shall go to all countries, tongues, and peoples, until the standard of truth shall be established in all parts of the inhabited world.
“Wherever a company of believers is raised up, a house of worship should be built. Let not the workers leave the place without accomplishing this.”—Gospel Workers, p. 431.
May God through His Holy Spirit prompt our brethren, sisters, and friends throughout the world to give freely and abundantly this first Sabbath to add your stone in the building of God’s work in Haiti!
The brethren and sisters from Haiti