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In January of 2010, Haiti suffered from an earthquake; this past week Haiti experienced a spiritual earthquake. Evangelist Daniel King traveled with a team of twenty-seven Bible school students to the Caribbean nation for a massive Gospel Festival. Their ministry impacted thousands of lives in Kawdé Bouké, a suburb of Port-au-Prince. In addition to conducting a five-day crusade, the team visited orphanages, poverty-stricken villages, and conducted a women’s conference, a pastor’s conference, a Kid’s Fest, and a healing conference.
Thousands of people made a commitment to live for Jesus. One life that was changed is a twenty-seven-year-old man named Wilnack Saint-Fort. One month before the Gospel Festival he saw team members putting up posters around the city. He asked if he could help. At first the team refused his help because he was obviously drunk.
Something about the team’s attitude attracted the young man. Every day for a month he followed them. After several days of building a relationship, they allowed him to pass out flyers and glue posters to the walls. After the festival platform was built, Wilnack volunteered to sleep under the platform to help guard the sound equipment.
He said, “One night I dreamed a dream. In my dream I was in a beautiful place and I saw many beautiful houses. I saw a Man in a white robe walk toward me and just as He opened His mouth to speak to me, I woke up. I knew that Man was Jesus and so I decided to live my life for Him.” On the second night of the Gospel Festival, Wilnack gave his life to the Lord. When he heard the question, “Do you want Jesus to forgive your sins?” he responded by raising his hand. He prayed the prayer of salvation and Jesus became his Lord and Savior. He plans to attend a branch of Victory Bible Institute that is being planted in his neighborhood.
“Follow up for new believers is extremely important to me,” says Daniel King, “We work closely with the local pastors and we distributed 10,000 “Life of Jesus” books to the new believers. My home church of Victory Christian Center, led by Sharon Daugherty, wants to plant Bible schools in every town in the nation of Haiti.”
Every night, the team invited sick people to come to the front for prayer. God touched many people and they came to the platform to testify. Arms, eyes, necks, backs, and stomachs were healed by the power of God.
Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. After the earthquake, millions of dollars were poured into Haiti to help people. But the nation continues to need help. The pastors of Haiti need encouragement; the people need an outpouring of compassion, and the children need food. Daniel King says, “After the earthquake, the world’s attention was focused on Haiti for a short period of time, but now many have forgotten to care. Please don’t forget to pray for Haiti or stop giving to the ministries that are working there.”
In Haiti, we took our team of twenty-seven Bible School Students to a small fishing village sitting next to a lake.
About thirty huts made of sticks and mud were clustered together. The children had bloated bellies and most of them were not wearing any clothing. Normally children would run to greet us with shouts, but these children silently watched us through sunken eyes. We gathered them together under a single tree that offered the only shade in the village.
We started by singing some songs in Creole. The children timidly joined in by clapping. Our team sat among the children, holding them in our laps. One little boy was fascinated with the blond hair of one of the girls on our team. He kept touching and stroking her hair.
We told the kids how much God loves them. We laid hands on each little child’s head. We picked them up and hugged them. A few of the children shyly smiled at us. All the children prayed a prayer of salvation with us.
One little boy caught my attention. He was naked. My guess is that he was about seven or eight years old. I prayed for him by laying my hand on his head. He looked up at me with big round eyes. After I finished praying, I took my hand off his head to walk away. He grabbed my hand with his hand and refused to let it go. From then until we left, he stayed right by my side. He took me on a tour of the village and showed me the dirt floor hut he lived in.
At the end of our visit, we were able to give the entire village enough high-protein food to eat for two weeks. We were able to positively impact that young boy’s life and I believe that I will see him again in eternity.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Wilnack is twenty-seven years old. One month before our Gospel Festival in Kawde Bouke, Haiti he saw our team members putting up posters on the walls. He asked if he could help. At first the team refused his help because they saw he was drunk.
Something about the team’s attitude attracted the young man so every day for a month he followed them around. Finally, they allowed him to pass out flyers and glue posters to the wall. After the festival platform was built, Wilnack volunteered to sleep under the platform to help guard the sound equipment.
He says, “Two times, I dreamed a dream. The first time was at the beginning of the month on the night after I met the members of the publicity team, the second time was the night before I got saved. In my dream I was in a beautiful place and I saw many beautiful houses. I saw a man in a white robe walk toward me and just as he opened his mouth to speak to me, I woke up. I knew that man was Jesus and so I decided to live my life for Him.”
On the second night of our Gospel Festival, Wilnack gave his life to the Lord. When he heard the question “Do you want Jesus to forgive your sins?” he responded by raising his hand. He prayed the prayer of salvation and Jesus became his Lord and Savior. Now Wilnack is smiling because he has been born-again!