An excerpt from my unpublished memoir Walking with the God of Miracles.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An excerpt from my unpublished memoir Walking with the God of Miracles Now the week before Easter, when raucous voodooists celebrate Christ’s death and deny His resurrection by worshiping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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The weeklong ministry adventures into the province began with loading the truck, including dirt bikes and covering everything with a tarp. The men then drove hours over unpaved, rocky roads to remote villages. When Joel invited me, I interrogated him, “Have you seen the house? Is there a bed? Is it clean? Is there a…

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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An excerpt from an unpublished memoir about our first ten years in Haiti Walking with the God of Miracles.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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STARVATION LOOMS TEMPLATE TO EMAIL YOUR US SENATORS & CONGRESS Please copy and paste this template into the contact form on your two US Senators and one Congressional representatives web page. Fill in your name and the representatives name. Senator/The Honorable [Full name] United States Senate/U.S. House of Representatives (Look up on-line or call your…

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For days, Port au Prince security alerts warn of militia gunfire in Port au Prince as residents run for their lives. Gang battles drive missionaries and citizens living in PAP enclaves Santos, Clercine, Bon Repos and Shada shelter in their homes and then flee on foot. Displaced persons from these areas are estimated in the…

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Haiti On October 16 around 1:00PM a van of 16 Americans and 1 Canadian were abducted in Haiti. Christian Aid Ministry missionaries returning from an orphanage in Ganthier were surrounded by a gang. AK 47s were leveled at the missionaries. Their phones and cash taken. The Canadian missionary driver was ordered to follow the gang…

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