BHM has been hosting construction teams over the past few years. After the earthquake of 2010 the need for these teams increased. Teams come to BHM on a regular basis to build houses for the families of Haiti. Last week the mission welcomed River Oaks United Methodist Church from TX. Their effort to raise the funds to build a house, travel to Haiti, work and sweat, and engage the people of Haiti was no small task!
Our last night with ROUMC of Texas was Wednesday night. It was during our evening devotion, that BHM missionary staff did their best to express their gratitude as a mission, as well as a special thanks on behalf of the Haitian family they had served this week. The staff informed the team that as the years passed, the family they built the house for would never forget them.
It is easy to allow a comment like the one above to sound rehearsed. However, just a few short hours before, “thank-you’s” were delivered on behalf of a family who received a home 2 years ago. This family still remembers the team who served them for 1 special week.
November 19, 2010 a blog was written on our BHM blogspot telling about a team from Pennsylvania who traveled to Haiti to serve with us, and build a house for a family in need. Below, a picture of Mr. & Mrs. Medelus, standing inside their almost finished home in November 2010.
July 17,2012, this comment was left on the blog post:
I thanks God during the earthquake He saved my family, I so glad for his love mercy to me. And really appreciate the staff mission Baptiste who was there in the building house to help my mom and dad, I will never forget that. Thanks for every one who helps us, specially my thanks to my friends Lora Heck, Mrs Christi Gensler, Nicole, for everyone I can’t forget Cameron the boy of Christi. I love you with the love of God. -Medelus Abner
Abner and his sister Claudia as they sang worship songs in English while the team worked on the house.
Thank you for sharing with us. We love knowing you and your family remember and appreciate your house. Your comment is an encouragement to the Staff of Mission Baptiste, as well as several teams who come to build houses in Haiti. It was a joy to serve with you, our brother & friend. And of course, we will never forget Cameron, the boy of Christi either.