Thursday, October 7, 2004

October 7, 2004

12:56 PM Caleb Lucien wrote this update yesterday after his recent trip to bring relief supplies into Gonaives, the seaport town ravaged by Hurricane Jeanne:

Dear Friends; Greetings in the name of our Lord. First of all, I want you to know how exciting it has been to be your hands and feet and the Lord’s representative to the people of Gonaives. I am so grateful for your generous support in helping us make a difference. Last week, I left our city of Pignon on Wednesday to arrive in Port au Prince. I spent Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday to do major shopping. Thanks to my friends, Maryse & Charles Jumelle who let me use their depot as a storage facility during those days to gather, consolidate and pack all the supplies. The equivalent of a 20 foot container (back of a semi) was loaded with supplies. We had purchased and delivered the following: 25 cases of bleach 100 cases of drinking water 25 cases of disinfectant 6 cases of rubbing alcohol (to clean & sterilize) 100 lb. of sugar 20 cases of canned milk 12 cases of mixed juice 6 cases of insecticide lots of clothes 1000 lb. of rice 2000 lb. of beans 300 Creole Bibles 6 cases of candles 1050 foam mattresses And many more smaller items.

To read the rest of the letter, click here. 12:42 PM This week’s Christian Carnival is now online. They included my entry called “Should We Allow Sinners to Come to Church?” 12:31 PM Yesterday was a big day for me because I turned in a book manuscript to Crossway Books called “The Incredible Journey of Faith.” Ted Griffin is doing the editing. It should be published in early 2005. Next Up: Working on a manuscript for Harvest House based on my “Total Forgiveness” sermon series. 12:23 PM Thursday shout-out to Chad Hammond of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and to Pastor Ron O’Guinn of the Sonset Baptist Fellowship in Colleyville, Texas. I met with Chad and Ron today to discuss some new ideas for doing evangelism in Chicago. They have a special desire to help Christians reach the marketplace for Christ. 12:13 PM We had 140 men at First Watch this morning. Mari Burda prepared a fantastic breakfast of French Toast, sausage, orange juice, coffee and cereal. Next week David Tyler, who has just returned from a tour of duty with the Marines in Iraq, will share his testimony.

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