Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thank you Tina

Tina has been running the new Clay Bead Class this past 8 months...she has been helping the Haitian lady who runs the classes.  She has done a terrific job assisting and helping to encourage the ladies.  They have turned out some beautiful clay bead bracelets.   Thanks, Tina, for a job well done.  Tina is now going to assist the NVM Project Hope Gift Shop from their home in Indiana.

Tina encouraging the clay class ladies

Beautiful work being sold in the gift shop

If you would like to purchase some of these NVM Project Hope Gift Shop bracelets, please contact Cheryl Warner by email cheryl.warner.missions@gmail.com   We have suppliers in the USA.

Serving on your behalf in Haiti,
Jim & Cheryl
Nehemiah Vision Ministries
Global Training Network

Sunday, August 24, 2014

CRU Haiti Country Director, Esperandieu Pierre & Global Training Network, Dr. Jim Warner, meet at Nehemiah Vision Ministries Compound in Haiti to help develop Haitian Pastors

During our nearly 3 + years in Haiti I had the privilege of conducting Saturday monthly conferences for pastors. We fed them a good breakfast, let them worship together and tried to challenge them from God’s Word.

Yesterday was the August pastor’s conference. Pastor Pierre & I had the opportunity to team teach and once again meet with these dear Haitian Pastors. We had 93 pastors come to the session. The topic was How to Avoid Moral Failure in the Church. It was well received and many of these men walked away with a dedication to be committed to what God has for them here in Haiti. 

The monthly conferences will continue in Haiti under Pastor Pierre.  I will have the chance to minister to the pastors once again in December when we return for our quarterly visit.

Preparing my thoughts

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Ministering to these men of God

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Their attention was focused

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Team teaching with Pastor Pierre

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Please be praying for these wonderful pastors. They work so hard and are so committed to their church congregations. They do it with little or no financial reward. Their reward is all stored up in Heaven.

If you would like to support this specific NVM Ministry in Haiti  – please contact Jim Warner at equipsaints@gmaill.com   

Serving on your behalf in Haiti,

Jim & Cheryl

Friday, August 22, 2014

Rubber band bracelets a big hit here in Haiti

Some good friends of ours, Mark & Kim Peck, from Michigan sent us down with a bunch of the rubber band bracelets and the kits to make therm.  Here are a few of the faces of those who received them along with a lollypop Smile

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Thanks, Mark & Kim, for being a blessing down here in Haiti!!

Jim & Cheryl Warner

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

We are back in Haiti

After taking time with our family and moving into a new home -  we are back in Haiti and want to let you know what is happening.

Last Sunday Jim had the opportunity to preach at Nehemiah Vision Chapel service.  However, the video camera was destroyed in a small fire so you will just have to trust that I was up there sharing. My topic was loving your enemies and it hit home for a number of people. It was so nice to see so many familiar faces in the church.

Yesterday, Cheryl had the chance to take part in the graduation program for a number of ladies who have just completed the craft-making classes.  10 ladies completed the basket-making class and 8 ladies completed the jewelry making class.  It was a lot of fun and many of the ladies are hoping to start a small business of their own.  We sent them off with supplies to keep them going.  Now its up to them.  The new classes will start up next week with a new group of ladies willing to learn a skill.  Cheryl also had a chance to share about trusting God when life seems to be a tangled mess, using a tangle of zippers as her prop.  It was fun to watch.  Then we served them a wonderful meal.  It was a joy to be with these precious women again!!

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We will keep you posted during the rest of our visit to NVM.

Serving on your behalf in Haiti,

Jim & Cheryl Warner

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Haiti Ministry Continues

Greetings to you all. We are sorry for not blogging recently.  As we have shared in our last newsletter we are in a time of exciting transition. We have spent 12 years on the staff of CRU. And for the last 3 years we have lived in Haiti. We are now back in Dallas and transitioning to a new organization, but we are still helping and working in Haiti!

Global Training Network is an organization dedicated to training pastors and their wives overseas. In our new roles I will be following my passion of training pastors in Haiti and all over the world and Cheryl will be able to continuing her ministry with the Haitian ladies. We will be sharing more about our new work in the weeks to come.

Here is an update on Cheryl's work in Haiti.  In May we made our first return trip to Haiti. It was great to see everyone! And it was a great encouragement to Cheryl that her work is continuing and is in full swing.  Even the guards at the NVM gate we excited to see us.

Reunited with a great friend
As you may remember, during our 3 years in Haiti Cheryl started and led a ministry to Haitian ladies teaching them craft skills so they can earn an income. She also greatly expanded and ran the Project Hope Gift Shop on the compound of NVM. Just before we left, Tina and Brian Bergen arrived at NVM. While Brian's job is to lead project teams and run the agriculture project, Tina focuses her attention at taking over Cheryl's ministry with the ladies and gift shop. And she has done an amazing job!

Cheryl's workshop is in full swing
The ladies continue to make baskets in Onaville
The gift shop looks great and is doing a thriving business. Cheryl is so pleased to see that all of the classes with the ladies are continuing and that the gift shop is thriving. And during our visit, Cheryl introduced a new craft. To date, most of the craft business centered around hand rolled cardboard beaded jewelry and woven baskets. The new craft is making jewelry out of clay beads that are crafted and baked.  The results are stunning and the ladies now have a new option for making a living.  Watch for them in the gift shop next time you are in Haiti - or email Cheryl and she will send you one - they are only $5.00

Learning the new skill of making clay beads
Please pray for this ongoing ministry. We will continue to make return trips to Haiti every 4 months. Cheryl will be bringing in raw materials and returning with finished product. She will also be working to expand the sale of these items in the United States. It is having a tremendous impact on so many families in Haiti. And thank you for your prayers and support. You all are a huge encouragement to us both.

Serving on your behalf,
Jim & Cheryl

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Great progress in Haiti

People often ask us if we see progress happening in Haiti. And the answer is yes! Over the past three years we have seen damage cleared, buildings constructed, ministries growing, roads improved, and lives changed. We should all be encouraged.

Here is a quick glimpse of two wonderful advances related to agriculture and housing.

A few months ago, Pastor Pierre decided that it would be a blessing if we built new homes in Chambrun. So he, along with his Haitian advisers, selected the first recipient. Those receiving new homes will be in families who will never be able to build a home on their own. And a group from Collin Creek Community Church in Dallas decided to fund and help build the first new home. We are grateful for their involvement. Below you will see a photo of the old home and the new one being built.



Another important ministry focus for NVM is agriculture. Our goal is to grow food for the ministry and to teach those in nearby communities how to grow food for their families. The soil around NVM is good for farming. Learning how to irrigate gardens is the key. Below you will see three photos. Pastor Pierre is happy about our new wood chipper. We can purchase sugarcane stocks for next to nothing. These stocks are shredded and used to blanket fields to hold in moisture. Also pictured is the new garden planted that is growing in the children's home compound. And finally, a test site modeling a proposed manual irrigation system. Water is poured in the bucket twice daily and water is distributed to the plants through soaker lines. It's cheap and it works.




God is working in Haiti. We want to keep you posted about what he is doing and the impact it is having on the lives of Haitians. We will continue to bring you news from the compound of NVM in Haiti.

Serving on your behalf,
Jim & Cheryl Warner

Friday, February 21, 2014

Progress at NVM!!

For some time we have been considering the possibility of building homes for people in need in the nearby community of Chambrun. As we have reported before this is a very poor community of 4000 located just 1/2 mile from NVM. Recently the decision was made to start these projects. The homes are being provided to those with the greatest need. Here are some photos of the first home being constructed.
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The home will be completed soon. All the is left is to put on the roof! We are so grateful for the team from Dallas who funded and came to help construct this home.

We have also been dreaming for some time about growing crops on our compound. After a few test plots NVM has expanded the faming effort. There is a large demand for watermelons in Haiti. So that is what is growing in our field. Here is a shot of the field where the planting was just completed.
Our watermelon patch
Brian Bergen is managing this process. He also has planted a 1/2-acre garden behind the staff apartments where vegetables will be grown. More photos will be forthcoming as the crops develop.

We are so grateful for the progress being made. God is good and we are moving forward in faith based on his faithfulness.

With news from Haiti,
Jim & Cheryl Warner