God has already been actively at work! Here is the latest update from Team Haiti:
Immanuel Church recently sent a team to Haiti to spread God’s love and share his word. God has something special planned for each and every one of them. And here, is how their journey began!
“It was a chilly 50 degree morning at 4:00 am in the Immanuel parking lot when we said “Godspeed” to the Haiti team. Even though it was cold, you could feel the warmth from the excitement and love everyone shared that early morning. It was so amazing to see about 10 additional friends, family and “Immanuelites” there on that dark and cold morning wanting to pray, hug, and just show their support for this amazing team! We packed the four vehicles, gathered around in a circle and prayed for the journey ahead. Then after a few last moment goodbyes, off they went in a four vehicle caravan to O’Hare airport.
If you’re reading this update, that tells me that you care, and that you are interested in how the team progress on their mission trip in Haiti. Please take time through the end of this month to pause during your day and pray for the team. Pray for their safety and health, and that God will use them in a mighty way. Pray that they will be changed by what they see and do while serving in Haiti.”
– Michael Matteoni, World Outreach Team
One of our students from Immanuel is in China this summer. The following letter is from our student about his current experiences.
After eight intense days of training in Arizona, and 30 long hours of travel, we are here! The Father blessed our group with safe and easy travel and has allowed us to slide right into living daily life in Asia. Life in another country has presented its challenges but has allowed us to grasp the culture on a much more personal level. It has been amazing to see how even halfway across the world He is working in and through people’s lives. While on the outside we may look and act different we are all part of His big picture.
Being American students, studying in China, we have been able to easily engage in conversation with fellow students and really share from our hearts. Students are very open and receptive about the things we share with them regarding our culture and core beliefs. And while we enjoy sharing with them, it has been a privilege to learn just as much if not more from the students here. Their desire to share about their culture and beliefs has made our friendships much stronger. The Father is truly moving through the lives of many students here, and your prayers are much appreciated as we continue to share with the students here in Asia.
I along with the other members in my group have appreciated the overwhelming support from those of you back home. It is our hope that we will continue to create close relationships with our remaining weeks in country. The Father has already allowed me the opportunity to share my life story with a student here in Asia. And through His will He has gained another member of the Kingdom! The upcoming weeks will present their challenges, but through the strength of the Father we are ready and eager to continue serving Him!
HAITI MISSIONS TEAM
Four days ago this video was taken of some of the children that are helped through our school partnership with Haut Savenette in Pignon, Haiti! Through our partnership with Bright Hope and Pastor Jephthe, God is changing lives. Come to the info meeting on Sunday, March 10, 10:15-10:45am at Immanuel Church, room 108 to find out more about the mission trip.
Celebrating Chris and Kathy Gouzoules
This Sunday we will be commissioning the Gouzoules family in returning to Tenancingo, Mexico to work among 70 unreached villages!! Come celebrate with us. Post an encouraging word for the Gouzouleses below!
Take the first step toward engaging in a defining moment that you will never regret!
The team will partner with Pastor Jephthe Lucien and the ministry that he has in Pignon. We will be doing ministry among children, youth and families at Haut Savanette, the church/school that Immanuel adopted. No matter what your skill is, we need you!
Who: Open to adults and IMPACT (high school ministry) students, sophomores and up
When: July 25 – August 1
This video will pull your heart for Haiti. Join Immanuel Church in Haiti this summer!!