Haiti update

Dear StoneBridge,

As I write this I am overwhelmed by God's faithfulness, and the amazing number of friends that have partnered with us in Haiti. The ministry continues to grow in both breadth and depth.

The Regency Home-
I continue to marvel at the change we have seen in our kids at the orphanage for rescued slave children. In a little over a year, we have seen them grow in their understanding of Jesus! They enjoy being a part of the church and through that, have become more emotionally stable. I look to the day that they can fully forgive as they have been forgiven. Someday in God’s grace, they will be able to face their abusers and share that they forgive them and tell them how Jesus has transformed their lives.

Fermathe Home-
The kids are maturing in educationally, emotionally and in their walk with Jesus. I continue to be prompted by the Lord to move them from the current location to one that is closer to our main campus and a place where they have more room to run and explore. So much of that depends on finding a church that is willing and able to take on the responsibility of oversight. The difference between an orphanage that is connected to a church versus one that is independent, is profound in the way the kids behave and interact. Because of this, we are passionate about putting all of our orphanages into partnership with a church. We appreciate your prayers about finding land and a church that would be suitable for that orphanage.

Training Center Update-
We are so excited to share with you that our training center is 80% finished! We look forward to training many orphans and folks in the church in careers so that they can provide for their families. We look forward to sending you stories of transformed lives through equipping them to earn an income.

Before the Training Center is up and running, we will need items such as sewing machines and mechanical equipment to properly train the Haitians.

The Heart of Pastor Poyis-
My friend and co-laborer, Pastor Poyis, continues to amaze me in how the Lord is using him to develop his church. On Sunday, May 20th, the church recognized 24 new leaders that Poyis has developed to lead the church. He is truly an Ephesians 4:11 pastor.

He has also recently started a program of caring for the widows in his congregation. It started aa a result of one of the widows walking into church looking very troubled. Poyis engaged her in conversation and asked her what she had to eat. She pulled out a napkin from her purse and unwrapped a small piece of bread with a little sugar. She admitted that this is what she had to eat for the next two days. Out of that conversation, Poyis began a care program to make sure that all of the widows are cared for and none are neglected. Along with the 85 orphan kids the church cares for, Poyis is truly developing a Biblical Church.

Once again thank you so much for your partnership with us. With your involvement, we continue to grow and touch more people for the Kingdom.

In His Grip,
Greg Barshaw
Founder, Director Connect2 Ministries

"... ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’"

Matthew 25:40