“The story of Haiti is a reminder that God is unstoppable – and so is God’s Word.”
– Sean Martin, Regional Director
In March 2020, Pastors Serge and Ezechiel, from Haiti, were in Brazil for WordPartners’ Global Summit when the COVID pandemic struck and changed everyone’s lives. For these Haitian brothers, it meant being stuck in Brazil for five months with no way to return home.
What seemed like cruel fate was God’s sovereign hand at work. It just so happened that there was a Haitian church in that Brazilian town, and Serge and Ezechiel began to minister there. Serge reported, “We have seen a lot of people come to know the Lord.” Two of those people were an unmarried couple living together. God used Pastor Serge to work in their lives, leading them to faith and eventually officiating their wedding.
But God was not just at work through Serge and Ezechiel; He was at work in them as well. “God has taught me to be patient and also to depend on Him totally,” said Serge. This time of preparation was soon put to good use as the pair were finally allowed to fly back to Haiti.
Shortly after they returned home, Serge was called to lead a key church in Les Cayes, Haiti. And after completing WordPartners training in May 2021, they and other brothers wasted no time in launching four new training groups: three in Haiti and one in the Dominican Republic.
Despite political unrest, violence, spiritual opposition, and a devastating earthquake this year, God’s Word continues to spread through these Haitian brothers. Sean Martin, WordPartners Regional Director, has been so encouraged to see these Haitian brothers empowered for ministry and multiplying the work. “The story of Haiti is a reminder that God is unstoppable, and so is God’s Word . . . no matter what the evil one does. COVID hasn’t stopped God’s plans. In fact, God is using it. My hope and prayer is that these guys would train pastors all around the French Caribbean.”
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