Introducing our new MOL President, Dale Breedlove

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In the early summer of 1992 Pastor Emmanuel Milhome from La Hatte, Haiti came to the U. S. to meet with people who had held outreach clinics around La Hatte. They wanted to begin a new mission work to minister first in his area and then to wherever The Lord led. My friends from New Life Church, Larry and Janet Lovell, were a part of the founders of Missions of Love, Inc. Pastor Emmanuel was staying with them, but because they were attending a college graduation for their daughter, they asked that I take Emmanuel to breakfast and entertain him until his appointment with our pastor.

During our time together Pastor Emmanuel asked when I was coming to Haiti. When I told him I really didn’t know, he said to pray strong about it. The way he said it caused me to be in a constant prayerful attitude about the question. Through The Spirit I heard, “Get a passport.” I got my first passport and learned that the first trip for Missions of Love was forming for January, 1993. That was the beginning of a trip that led to sometimes two trips a year since. After a few years, I was elected to the Board of Directors (since he keeps coming to the meetings, he will at least help make a quorum.)

I have been blessed to pray, preach, work and worship with our Haitian brethren over the years. I was privileged to accompany Dr. Bob Johnson when the land at Jolivert was purchased, to work on the foundation of our first building, to help get the army truck and trailer with roof trusses out of customs, and witness the first examination in the new dental
clinic.

To be invited to preach at various and sometimes remote churches has been an honor. To be present at some of the teaching conferences has been inspirational. And, to witness
some confess faith in Jesus Christ and be baptized is so fulfilling. To be elected president of such a dedicated group of servants of The Lord is humbling and challenging.
In His Power we press on in our calling.

Dale Breedlove

A Mutual Gospel by Dale Breedlove

May  2016 Evangelism Team lead by MOL Evangelism Director, Dale Breedlove

May 2016 Evangelism Team lead by MOL Evangelism Director, Dale Breedlove

When Missions of Love organized in 1991, the churches of the northwest mountains of Haiti were mostly small in size with the largest at LaHatte. Several congregations, of a dozen or two souls, were meeting in simple pole and leaf mat shelters. The presence of Americans was a novelty that would draw a curious crowd and the message was basic gospel of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ.

Some further instruction and encouragement would be given when the assemblies were mostly the established believers. Home visits, whether the initial reason was medical, food or shelter aid or other, have always been an opportunity to witness Jesus and encourage faith and conduct. The proclamation of the gospel and prayer for healing has been a part of the clinics from the beginning.

As people believed in Jesus and were pastored by local men like the late Emmanuel Milhomme, Julian Loute, Jean Robert Lewis and several others, the churches grew. Today, several congregations are blessed with solid concrete buildings to meet in. Julien Luthe and men he has discipled, including the young men’s evangelism group, Solidat, has taken the gospel further and higher into the mountains. With one of these to guide, along with an interpreter, several of us have been privileged to visit and witness in some of the more remote locations like the church at BelAir.

The faith and enthusiasm of our Haitian brothers and sisters have always impressed us Americans, and has been a source of refreshing and spurring on of faith in action to many. The Haitian Believers hunger for more meat (of The Word) has led to several conferences and teaching sessions over the years. The most recent American-led conference was in early May. Pastors Johnnie Blount and Willie Wright of Bridge the Gap ministries taught for three days to pastors and leadership men and women on “Your Blessings Are In Your Mouth,” lessons about having the faith to proclaim all the blessings we have been given that pertain to life and godliness and living in that expectation.

The five women of Bridge The Gap Ministries, Kayla Kenneda, Karla Rowland, Kim Watkins, Carolyn Jones and Valerie Kayanja presented teaching to the leading women from surrounding churches on a Sunday afternoon. The ladies also conducted two after-school sessions for children on being a special people for God, a Royal Priesthood (crowns included) assisted by Andrew Ramlal, who was on his first trip to Haiti.

All were strengthened in The Word and in worship with our Haitian fellow believers. In so many ways we are all sharing a mutual gospel to one another.

May team is on the ground and on the radio!

May team

The May Mission Group, lead by Dale Breedlove, has safely arrived in Jolivert.  They’ve been holding conferences and spreading the Good News.

Pastor Willie

Pastor Willie was able to speak on the Radio during his talk on faith.  Pastor Jean Robert has a local radio station, Holy Ghost Radio, and they can now do remote broadcasts!!

Radio Broadcast

 

 

November 2015 Team Report

Our apologies that this report was misplaced and not posted in a timely manner.

From October 29 thru November 8, Pat Duarte-retired director and treasurer of MOL- led a conference team to Jolivert.  Pat was accompanied by MOL director Dale Breedlove. The team was from Bethesda Ministries International of Evansville, IN.

November Team

November Team

Bishop Darrell Cook, who has made several trips to the Jolivert area, was pleased to have his wife, Pastor Tanya Cook, with him on her first visit there.  Sister Brenda Lewis had dreamed and prayed of a mission trip as a girl and thanks the Lord that Haiti was an answer several decades later.  As a young wife and mother, Sister Kori Hinton, was thankful for the opportunity to serve Jesus beyond the familiar area of Evansville.

Sunday, Nov. 1st, was a special Ordination Service at the church at Limit pastored by Jean Robert. Several active believers from the surrounding area, who had completed months of training, were given their charges as pastors, evangelists, or deacons. At sunset before the evening service, four new believers were baptized in the river.

The women conducted a women’s conference on Monday afternoon, giving their testimonies and Pastor Tanya bringing the main message- A Call for the Willing Woman. Bishop Darrell led a men’s conference on Tuesday afternoon on the Power of God to Bring Us to His Perfection and Unity.   A combined men and women’s conference was held on Wednesday reinforcing the previous themes. Thursday evening several gathered for a revival meeting.

During the afternoons, Sister Kori and translator Henry ministered to the children who gathered on the hill outside the conference center after school.  Several other opportunities to gather, teach, and fellowship occurred throughout the week.

The gospel spreads across Haiti
By the power of God Almighty
The Word is preached throughout the land
We are thankful to be a part- our small band
Kori, Tanya, Darrell
Brenda, Pat and Dale
Some taught Jesus to the youngster
Others had teachings for those oldster
From Evansville, Hartford and Pittsboro
We praise the Creator along with rooster, dog and burro
Let each one raise their voice
To the Lord of Lords who gives us choice
To know Him and His Son for eternal life
Or continue in our sin and strife
Haitian, American or other alien
We can all be forgiven

Dale Breedlove