Houses burned. Stores and market stalls—the fruit of years of labor—were abandoned. Life savings and passports and family photographs were lost as an entire community fled into the mountains. With no phones and no way to coordinate, the displaced scattered from Cabaret, heading wherever instinct guided them or wherever they thought they might know someone.…

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With six-year-old Sarah and nine-month old Little Joel, we returned to Haiti. Jeff promised to give back the Fontamara home, as soon as he found one in Petionville. While Jeff searched for a house, we stayed at Andy’s, his parents were out of the country.  There we met Open Bible Standard, Mission Director, Paul Canfield.…

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Yvonne purchasing from a Marchand

Port au Prince’s main street, Gran Rue, though marked Boulevard JJ Dessalines, for Haiti’s first governor general, leads to the Iron Market. Fabricated in Paris for an Egyptian train station, the flat packed structure ended up in Port au Prince in 1891, no one knows why. Two massive ironwork buildings with cavernous thirty-foot doomed ceilings…

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November 2023 prayer letter update from missionaries Joel and Yvonne Trimble; they share their praise and prayer report from Haiti.

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UN Relief Web report and map on Haitians forced by gang terrorism to flee their homes. Most leave all belongings behind as gangs take over sections of Port au Prince. https://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/haiti-testimonies-internally-displaced-persons-idps-july-2023

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Abandoned at birth, Joel was adopted and grew up fishing, hunting, and enjoying beautiful Canandaigua Lake. At age thirteen, his parents accepted a job managing a hotel away from the Lake, Joel loved. They left the boy in an empty house, next door to his grandmother to finish eighth grade.  By the time he was…

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Our wedding was in a small Fort Lauderdale clapboard church. We spent all the money we had $150.00; this included my ring from Service Merchandise, the white bridal satin for my homemade dress, a cake, flowers and candles from Publix’s. The little church did not have a foyer, so I sat in the church van…

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This is an excerpt from my unpublished memoir of our first ten years in Haiti. This is a true story of a true healing that brought an entire family to Christ. Just yesterday while Joel was in the Cap Haitian Marche, Michou the girl, now 51 greeted Joel with hugs and kisses and told others,…

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An excerpt from my unpublished memoir Walking with the God of Miracles. Joel was 20 when he went to Haiti with a ’70s Fort Lauderdale street ministry. In Haiti, one of Final Hour Movement’s young missionaries lived in a mud hut in L’Artibonite, a region infamous for rice paddies and savage voodoo practices. When the…

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An excerpt from my unpublished memoir Walking with the God of Miracles Now the week before Easter, when raucous voodooists celebrate Christ’s death and deny His resurrection by worshiping Satan with frenzy and frequency we came upon a voodoo ceremony. Fresh darkness fell as we found a a foot path shortcut through the ravine. Illuminated…

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Before my salvation, my brother Joe introduced me to his favorite late night TV show Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. The comedic episode featured a healing evangelist before an audience stocked with paid actors who shouted their healings as the front man fleeced naïve attendees. At first, I thought the show sacrilegious; after all Catholics of…

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After service, we returned to our concrete house protected from thieves by the red grillwork patterning the ocean view in hearts.Clammy with sweat, I stepped through the shower’s plank door and pulled the plastic curtain shut. In the unlit shower, a milky colored tree frog hung from the wall. His suction cup toes spread wide…

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In 1978, we were newlyweds in Haiti. Joel took me to a primitive province to show me where he lived before he met me. Madame Francine’s small blue block house in San Rafael contained a gritty room with a dust crusted sheet on a single cot. Before we lay down, I tried to shake out…

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An excerpt from an unpublished memoir about our first ten years in Haiti Walking with the God of Miracles. A true miracle that included lots of laughter! I panicked. “My God, what are we going to do? We do not have enough money for gasoline to get to Richmond!” Suddenly a credit card seemed smart…

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Jackie Charles, Miami Herald, Haiti opposition propagandist & presidential candidate, Jude Celestin’s rumored mistress, published an article defending Haiti born, accused assassin Samir Handal as innocent. HANDAL was arrested this week by Interpol in Turkey en route to Palestine for his alleged connection to President Jovenel’s assassination. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/haiti/article255875856.html No surprise that Jackie Charles, an opposition,…

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First Lady Martine Moise visited Haiti’s earthquake affected S peninsula. Thousands came out to cheer on President Jovenel’s widow First Lady Martine when she visited earthquake victims. She led a demand of justice for her husband. President Jovenel was brutally assassinated in his home on July 7. Haiti’s First Lady was shot 8 times and…

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Saturday August 14 at 8:29AM a 7.2 quake collapsed concrete structures and buried Haitians under broken buildings and walls. Death toll has exceeded 1300 and will continue to rise as young men dig out family and neighbors with their bare hands. 5000 are reported injured at this writing and medical care is limited.Violent Opposition militias…

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