Saturday, December 22, 2012

It's Christmas in Haiti


Yesterday afternoon we celebrated Christmas with the staff of NVM. It was a great time.  We had amazing food (rice and beans included), spiritual challenges, we sang together, we laughed together, we played games and "you know who" even made a special appearance. And guess who played that role!! Ho Ho Ho!! Everyone had a great time. Cheryl worked hard making the evening festive and the Haitian cooking staff did themselves proud. Here are the sights and sounds of the gala event. We have included a short video and a number of photos.

The celebrating will continue next week. We will share more at that time.  We love and appreciate you all.

Serving on your behalf in Haiti,
Jim & Cheryl

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The week before Christmas in Haiti

Hi everyone,
It is the week before Christmas and we are busy preparing for the big day. Actually, Christmas starts tomorrow with the NVM staff party. We will have to post pictures because Jim is going to play “you know who!!”

In preparation for the big occasion, we have spent the day in the kitchen baking cookies and making the dining hall look festive. (Most of the credit goes to Cheryl)

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NVM also is getting a Christmas gift today. One of our two generators was failing and the guys are installing the new one this afternoon.


It is such a joy to be a member of God’s family and to fully appreciate the meaning of Christmas. Let’s rejoice together that Jesus was willing to visit us and to give his life for our sins. May each of you experience God’s presence and joy during this wonderful season of the year.

Serving on your behalf in Haiti,
Jim & Cheryl

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Our Grandkids!

We had the opportunity to be in Dallas for Thanksgiving. And we had our entire family together, including our three grandkids! Shandi and John live in Minneapolis with our two grandsons Max and William. The rest of the family lives in Dallas. Shay is married to Chris and have a baby girl Vivi. Our other daughters are Shallie, Janessa and Jamie. So, here are our three grandchildren.
Thank you for your continued prayers. We will continue to keep you updated on events in Haiti in the weeks to come. Serving on your behalf in Haiti.
Jim & Cheryl

Friday, November 30, 2012

Jim & Cheryl return to Haiti after Thanksgiving visit to Texas

Greetings everyone. We had the opportunity to return to our home in Dallas to visit our family for Thanksgiving.  We had a great time and it was great to see everyone (especially the three grandchildren!!) We have returned to Haiti to continue our ministry here. This is just a quick update. We will post again in a few days with a story and photos.

Serving on your behalf in Haiti,

Jim & Cheryl Warner

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The GAiN Mission Team Finishes Strong with Works of Service on the NVM Compound

Our week has come to a close for the GAiN mission team on the NVM compound. And it was a good week! They finished with additional works of service. Team members put the ceiling and walls into one of the new dorm buildings, they built church benches and completely cleaned and reorganized Cheryl’s work area and the NVM Hope Gift Shop. We have included photos from the jewelry class held on Wednesday. This was the final class for a group of ladies who were challenged to start their own jewelry businesses. Here are the sights!

Putting up the Ceiling and Walls


Building Church Benches


Cleaning and Reorganizing the Hope Gift Center



The Jewelry Class


We want to thank the wonderful members of this team for coming to Haiti. They were fantastic. And thank you for your interest and prayers. The GAiN team ministry went so well this week and we know it was because of your prayers. The spiritual warfare here is great so it is important to have prayer warriors. Thank you! We said good bye to the team this morning at 6 am. We pray God’s blessing on them as they return home.

Serving on your behalf in Haiti,
Jim & Cheryl Warner

Thursday, November 15, 2012

NVM helps GAiN Mission Team Turns to Works of Service

On Monday and Tuesday the GAiN mission team conducted vision clinics in Onaville. On Wednesday they turned their attention to work projects on the NVM compound. There are new buildings that need wiring and insulation, benches to be built for the church and workroom organization to be done. They worked hard and got much accomplished. Here are the sights.

Wiring and Insulation


Church Bench Building


Organizing (In air conditioned comfort!!)


The team is working hard and getting much done. They are doing works of service that will make ongoing ministry possible on the NVM compound. On Thursday, these projects will continue!

Please continue to pray for this team for the remainder of the week. Your prayers make all the difference!

Serving on your behalf in Haiti,
Jim & Cheryl Warner