Haiti is known for slavery, poverty, political unrest and earthquakes. But today Jacob Via and Jephte report how the dynamic Word of God is growing, spreading and multliplying across this island nation. Haitians are turning and believing. New disicples are forming churches. And the work is being done by Haitians. Even more, the catch-cry is "Haitians to the nations" as the Haitians send out workers to far away places.
This just came in via Troy Cooper:
Got an update from Jacob Via in Haiti. In March they were tracking 320 new church starts only 11 months after their 4Day Training.
Just got a report yesterday they're tracking 3,148 church starts w over 24,000 baptisms! PRAISE JESUS! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
For backgournd you can watch the video above or listen to the podcast.
A few weeks ago Jacob Via sent out six teams two-by-two into different cities and towns throughout Haiti. He sent them Just like Jesus sent his disciples (Luke 10). No money, no extra resources. They are to sleep and eat in a house of peace that welcomes them. Very reproducible for locals.
Here's an unedited report from one of the teams:
Ok, me and Emma was looking for a house of Peace we get to a house and share the gospel outside the house, but a man that who have accident he lay down inside listen to us, he can't walk long time. We finish share with the people ,the man call us to come inside,we did he said to us pray for me I wanna have that person in my life today,we share again the gospel with him and have him pray, and the next day we come over he's telling us that he healed jus by taking jesus in he's life, family all turn and believe ,so that's where we start new church everyday with the family we thank God for that.today we baptize,keep praying for us
The guy in the yellow is the one was saved and healed!
Zero dollar church planting. Ordinary believers. Nothing but faith, obedience to the living Word and the Holy Spirit. This is how most of the world's population will be reached.
Want to learn more? My interview with Jacob Via about NoPlaceLeft Hait.
The man who was healed his name is Nelyo. He works in the city, where he was in a moto accident and has been unable to walk for about four months.
Last week, Nelyo traveled into the countryside (where he has some family) in hopes of finding Voodoo healing. But then these two men show up proclaiming the good news of Jesus. He said, "I need this Jesus in my life." As he lay on his mat, he repented of his sin and made Jesus his Lord. He woke up the next morning completely healed and walking around.
As a result of his healing, several other family members believed in Jesus. David and Emmanuel, the ambassadors that brought the message, spent the next six days training the family. They trained in the 411, Commands of Christ, Sword Method, 3/3rds, and the Handy Guide for the person of peace.
Then they spent some time in the harvest and formed a new church in the home. David is already planning the return visit.
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Jacob Via reports in:
This morning we woke up to a domestic dispute that turned into a fight in the street.
It's a long story: Guy and girl have baby together. Girl is angry jealous over guy's ex. Guy hits girl. Girl's dad comes at guy with a bat. The whole neighborhood watching. It was a mess.
We were able to calm them down enough for a healthy conversation in our home. Two hours later, it ended with guy and girl both giving their lives to Jesus and dad forgiving (and hugging) his future son-in-law! Only the Spirit of God can do that! The neighbors couldn't believe what had happened.
The gospel still transforms lives, families, and communities!
Steve Addison talks to Jacob Via about NoPlaceLeft Haiti.