HCDF June 2016 Update

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Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

I Thessalonians 5:16-18

We have many things for which to rejoice and to be thankful, all the while remembering and feeling the need to pray continually.

I think most of you know that Jean has been diagnosed with intermediate prostate cancer.  His recommended treatment is two months of radiation five days a week.  After many medical tests and a few dry-run type tests, he finally received his first dose of radiation (June 7).  It went well and it is comforting to me that he is on the road to recovery.  We are thankful for all of you who have already begun praying about this situation.  We can all rejoice that this was discovered in the first place and we have insurance to help cover most of the expenses.  The treatment cannot be done in Haiti so he is spending this time in Florida.   I will join him later this month after school exams and graduations are completed.

All the schools are running normally.  We have close to 30 6th grade students graduating from the grade school and close to a 100 from kindergarten.  We are excited and happy about the latter, but this many will be a logistical problem for the grade school to able to receive them, but we will get it done.  All the same, we can use your prayers that we make

wise decisions that benefit all the students and teachers. May 18 is Flag Day in Haiti and it was well celebrated at L’Exode with parades, singing and dancing, basketball and soccer games.  The events were well attended; three other schools were invited to participate in the day’s activities and help us fully use the new multi-purpose/sports center.

The Fond-des-Blancs area has finally been receiving plenty of rain which has been a great benefit to the farm.  The farm has been able to supply plenty of cornmeal, sorghum, plantains, sweet peppers, and papayas to the schools to enhance the school menus.  It is also growing peanuts as a contract for another organization which provides some money for other types of food at the school.  We are incredibly grateful for how successful the farm has become so quickly.  Thank you for your support of this very necessary endeavor.

We are grateful to have you rejoice with us and to be thankful with us for all we see the Lord doing in our lives and the lives of the people of Fond-des-Blancs.  We hope and ask that you continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Your friend and sister in Christ,

Joy Thomas

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