Pastor in Haiti Continues Services Although Church and Home were Decimated
Aimee Herd (January 19, 2010)
"…Everyone in our church has been fasting since the day of the earthquake, asking the Lord to restore our nation so that we can one day be a light for Jesus."
The survivors of Haiti's worst earthquake in 200 years have been described this past weekend as courageous, resilient, and you can add "faithful" to the list of adjectives portraying the tiny nation's citizens.
CBN.com reports on the many Haitian people who are finding strength and peace amid the quake-ravaged towns, as they pray, and worship the Lord.
Pastor JanetOne woman, who is pastor of a church to some 3,000 members prior to last Tuesday's shaking, felt the Lord had told her to continue to hold services for the people, even though her own home, and the church had collapsed. (Photo: CBN News)
Pastor Janet, of the Church of God Port-au-Prince, told CBN News, "The church building started to sway from side to side. We had 250 people there that day preparing to take baptism. We all just rushed to the door."
All but six made it out the door to safety that day. But the loss hasn't stopped Pastor Janet from what she feels God wants her to do.
"The Lord told me that the church had to continue despite the hardships," said Pastor Janet. "So now we hold these worship services in the tent area everyday."
According to the report, some come forward to accept Jesus even before the service begins.
This is an encouraging sign for the Haitian pastor who noted, "Haiti has always been known as a nation of voodoo followers. But I'm praying that will change. Everyone in our church has been fasting since the day of the earthquake, asking the Lord to restore our nation so that we can one day be a light for Jesus."