Eglise des Freres Haitiens Miami members travel to Haiti – News

Baptism in Haiti, July 2022. Photo by Illeksen Alphonse.

Jeff Boshart

Motivated by the ongoing political and economic crisis in Haiti, members of the Eglise des Freres Haitiens Miami (Miami Haiti Friars Church in Florida) sent a team of eight to travel to Haiti from July 16-25. organized and supported. Due to insecurity in and around Port-au-Prince, the team focused its work on Saint-Raphaël, a community in northern Haiti, about two hours’ drive from Cape Haiti, his second largest city in Haiti. I guessed. In St. Raphael they were hosted by the local Brotherhood Church and attended by several national leaders of the Eglise des Freres d’Haiti (Brotherhood Church of Haiti).

Each day began with door-to-door visits in the community where neighbors were informed of the evening’s revival service. During that week, 28 people decided to follow Christ. A mass wedding was held last weekend for seven couples who had lived together but were not officially married for financial reasons. A large wedding reception was held at the end of the service. you can’t. This also excludes individuals from singing in choirs or dedicating children in church. was broken. In all, 12 of her were baptized and 13 children were dedicated.

Click above for a larger image of the wedding. Photo by Elekine Alphonse.

Man burning things in Haiti
Photo by Elekine Alphonse

When a witch doctor and voodoo practitioner gave his life to Christ, one unexpected blessing came during door-to-door. He then removed all items related to Satanism from the house and burned them. His second highlight of the week was the morning of his christening. An onlooker at his wife’s baptism entered into a conversation with Elexin Alphonse, the pastor of Frere Haitiens Church in Miami. He confessed that he had been thinking of becoming a Christian, and Alphonse encouraged him to make the choice and be baptized.The man accepted the invitation and was baptized with his wife. rice field.

This was the second missionary trip organized by the Miami congregation, first in 2019. Relief efforts are also an ongoing outreach for the Church, as members collect clothes and shoes to send to Haiti.

— Jeff Boshart is the manager of the Friar Church’s Global Food Initiative (GFI). For more information about this ministry, please visit

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