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CHRISTIANVILLE -

January,

1986

Dear Friends,

Our Christmas-month mail

having Christmas all

arrived at mid-January and it

We

hadn't

had

time

to

over again.

was take our tree

almost

like

down so we enjoyed the reading of mail in

festive spirits.

Missionar

ies learn patience on the field

things

just don't always happen as

you like.

One thing

for

sure,

you

were

in our hearts continually

throughout

the season and your generous and loving gifts were truly

a

blessing.

Progress is

exciting again as we begin the new year.

The dental

clinic

is getting a roof now, and most wonderful of all,

the new school

ing

foundations

God's

time

and

have

been going

down.

we

believe with all

of

The

our

time

hearts

is

just right

that it

will^be

ity

this very year.

How glad

our children are!

build

it

a

is

real

God has

blessed with some lovely help

over the

are grateful

for

these

short

term missionaries.

past

two

Now we

months and we

look

for

ward

to

Stuart Kelly and

his

Isn't the Lord good!

wife

to

join our farm program for a

year.

As

you no

doubt

have heard,

Haiti is

having some political

problems and

they have kept the schools closed for a little while. Our big children have been in our home daily working on crafts and having a wonderful

time.

Some have made

peanut

butter,

some are

polishing shells,

some

are

making native

straw

crafts

and many of

the girls are

sewing and embroi

dering items for

sale.

They

are doing beautiful work

and

our little

craft shop is bringing in funds for purchasing more materials.

We have

chosen our trade

name

.HAITICHAFT.

Do you

like it?

Two of

the girls

work

in

the kitchen and cook egg sandwiches each day

for

all

the working

kids. The 4H garden crew really get hungry. Their garden is beautiful

and food is rolling into the kitchen

small

amounts,

yes,

but gradually

increasing. It has great promise. Fortunately wa have been able to feed

all of our children even though school is closed.

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Thank you

once again

for

your

prayers

during

these critical

loving support.

Please remember us in your

political days here.

We

trust

the

Lord

for

His protection and care. May He bless you, too.

In Christian love,

Jim ^d

Carol Herget

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VOL 32

1986

No.

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A Christian Quarterly

from the Caribbean

THE EVANGEL • WITH

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IN THE BEGINING

GOD!

LOVE FROM

JIM AND CAROL HERGET

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This was the original approach to the barren lands of what now is Christianville.

For several years we drove through this rough and rocky river to accomplish our

dreams of helping our needy neighbors. Your prayers, support and love have been

our constant companions as we have labored and have found God's blessing on that labor. The result is Christianville - what many people term as God's miracle. We share with you a recent testimony written for the Rotory Club of Port-au- Prince by one of its members:

CHRISTIANVILLE TODAY

it wasn't a follow-up visit, a routine check up or anything of the kind. It so happen

ed that Mrs. Herget called me for some business reason and I went to her place and opened my eyes when I remembered I had written about Christianville four

years ago.

Just as was to be expected from good and dedicated managers like Jim and Carol

Herget, most of the projects started 4 years ago were successfully completed.

The fish pono is a success, the cattle are thriving; I did not have time to see the

chickens and pigs.

Beside a school with an enrollment of 580 children from 5 to 18, there is a dental

clinic, a medical building, a main administration and residential building, recrea

tion field, fish pond, plants, trees, flowers, lawns and greenery all around making it an island of peace and tranquillity about 15 miles from the noise and turmoil of

Port-au-Prince.

1 have never come face to face with a dream, but I'll go along with the popular say

ing, "It looks like a dream come true."

And if this were the case, it would be not only sheer day-dreaming but a dream

sprinkled with a solid dose of hard work, solid principles and a never-ending faith

in God.

Frankly to sum up my feelings, I say it renewed my faith in the possibilities of

humans in accomplishing good and worthy work when they put their will, their

minds and their hearts into it. This is the feeling I got at Christianville. I am sure

anyone will feel the same — just like taking a hot shower after spending a day in

the visible and invisible dirtiness of the city.

Guy S. Martin

CHILDREN • THE HEART-THROB OF CHRISTIANVILLE

Kids are the answer.

The answer to many questions about Christianville. How did it happen

why ?

what of the future

yes,

many questions. The kids turn us on. The kids turn on our

whole staff. When a little guy only reaching to Sam's waist looks up and says,

Sam, you can have ALLof me", Sam's heart

"Uncle Sam, you can have me

Uncle

melts and his fuel tank fills up and his step is lighter for the day. When a little miss

smiles and asks Daddy Jim for the hymn book because she can now read, Daddy

Jim turns on and

book.

He shares her joy and presses on.

When Mommy Herget faces 125 teenagers on Sunday mornings • teens who eager ly sit for an hour and a half for Bible Class, learning a new way of life, she feels en

couraged. It drives her on and on, caring, seldom tiring.

Yes, it is the children who make us all "tick". We watch them grow. We watch

them change

his step is quick as

he goes to the house to find her a hymn

change

from a life of hopelessness to bright and eager students.

Christianvilles' children of today are the hope of tomorrow. They will find a way to

roof their own houses with zinc instead of straw, to build a real home founded on

marriage and Christian principles, to give their children enough bread and a real hope. We invite you to watch them grow, share our joys, have a part in their lives. Our Sponsor program will give you your own child to care for. Our new school building will give you an opportunity to open doors to other children who are

waiting, hoping and in dire need.

If we can help you to catch a glimpse of our beautiful children you will never be the same. No, not after meeting guys like little Claude. At times when we see him on the road we stop the car, pick him up, swing him around twice and give him a hug, hop back in and hurry on. He knows he is loved. And we are "hooked". Yes, and you, like we, will be "hooked". They will grab your heart like they have so

Christianville family.

many

Children

already. And you

yes,

also will become a

part

of the

they are the heart-throb of Christianville. Our hope. And theirs.

CHRISTIANVILLE SCHOOL BAND

School lile at Christianville is rich with activity. Boys respond well to band prac

tice and even better on their twice monthly performance in chapel on Sunday mor

nings. Broadening education for our children is our goal. It is beautiful to watch

young minds open tike a lovely flower. Really beautiful. But other muscles must

be used. too.

Agriculture is the real muscle builder and the rewards for the future in Haiti are

very promising. Below you see high-schooler Henry Claude bringing in his

i treasure. He is the leader, one of three teachers that we are training for a 4H

group.

They

attend

weekly

classes

after

school

and

then

teach

the

school

children. Their gardens are a delight and food has been rolling into the kitchen

fresh and good.

•lovely tomatoes, egg plant, spinach, cucumbers, carrots, beans

It brings personal joy to them and their parents are delighted with the program.

There is more.

Our latest program on Saturdays now

includes basket making, art classes

and

tailoring.

The

boys are

making

their first shirt and soon will be mak

ing

trousers.

Christianville

Is

like a

beehive on Saturdays and it is a real fun day, too.

We have outgrown our present building — we are well on the way erecting our new classroom building

with dining

hall and

kitchen so that

we can help the many children around

us

still

longing

for

education

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food.

Sam, our dedicated

co-worker

y since the inception of Christianville

J in 1978, looks forward as eagerly as

wedo for the completion of this unit.

His building skills find him either do-

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SAM STREU. OUR DEDICATED CO.WORKER

ing

the work himself or supervising.

The girls have their own part in 4H. They have been in sewing classes for

several years and the olders ones are

now doing professional work, it is

beautiful work and easy to sell. A lit

tle craft shop has been started in our home but it is now bursting the

of

seams. Here is a picture of a few

the

items

for

pieces,

crochet

sale

work,

embroidered

homemade

peanut butter, shell lamps, paintings

by their teachers with the hope that

hang there made by

soon some will

our

own

kids.

Lovely

dresses,

blouses and men's shirts are there for

sale, too. Proceeds go into materials for more production.

And in the kitchen there are girls lear

ning to cook. This month they made

heart-shaped

cookies

filled

with

raison sauce for the church Mother's

Day reception. It sounds very simple

to our readers, but remember, these

are girls who have grown knowing nothing except a small cook pot on a

wood fire in their yard. They are ex

cited

and

about

learning

to

cook

bake. It is all so new to them.

Auntie is there, too, supervising and

teaching the girls to make cakes. And

she

can't

be

beat!

Auntie

has

been

cooking for the Christianville family,

guests and work teams for over 8 years. She is a Jamaican, a real mis

family.

does.

sionary

who

love

came

her,

with

the

The

girls

everybody

She keeps the family well, and plans

the school kitchens along

meals for

with teaching the girls.

What a

treasure!

Learning to work is an important part

of life at Christianville School.

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6 a.m.

and

Sandy DeVinney, our Nurse

charge, Is ready for her

dlaly work. Her load is not only a work load. It is a com-

passion load, for Sandy has her pa-

tients, prays with them and

comforts them

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in the loss

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when

too

late

to

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often

Fouche comes

three days a week and cares

P''oblems.

for

the more serious

prob-

to our clinic. In addition to his work we are blessed with visiting foreign Doctors

who contribute richly to the program. Just this week we have had a call from one

of our first Teem Missions kids. He is grown and married and has enjoyed spon

soring a child. Now he is completing his university work in optometry and plans to

establish an eye clinic at Christianville.

We have good reason to praise the Lord daily for His generous blessings. It is en-,

couraging, too, to know that people care and that God can use His children to help ease the need of the suffering people of this world. YOU can help, too • inquire to day about joining a work team. You will never regret-

SANDY DEVINNEY

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Dr. Virgil Ullom is our Dentist for Christianville Dental Clinic. He has provided

most of the equipment in our clinic and has organized our staffing for the past

four years. Hundreds of children have received excellent dental care and many

adults have been relieved of suffering.

In addition toour regular dental work, Dr. David Leever has joined ourstaff and for

over two years has provided orthodontal services. He comes regularly from Tam

pa, Florida.

This year Christianville has built a new dental clinic since the first one, a part of

the medical building, has become inadequate. A gift of $15,000. came from

F.A.M.E. for the clinic and with this great start our dentists were encouraged to contribute both funds and equipment for the new building. We will now be able to

extend our services to many more children.

All of our school children have their teeth cleaned twice per yearand restored if

necessary. This is a beautiful way of telling them we love them and want thebest

for them. In addition we have been able to serve many other children from nearby

Christian schools and orphanages.

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SEMINAR TRAINING

Truly "light" has come to a lonely valley of beautiful Haiti, a valley of people in

various needs. We began tackling the needs by providing medical care and food

for the hungry.

this ttme the people had felt the love of Jesus Christ expressed by meeting

At he beginning of our second year we began church services - by

light, the

physical needs. They responded to the message of salvation

greatest of all lights, came into their hearts.

and

Now/ the church plays a wonderful role in the total program of Christianville.

Children grow up in the shadow of the church, playing, studying at night by the

only electric light available in the area shining down from the brilliantly lit cross at

the top of the church building. Inside, the light of the Word brings peace, hope, joy and salvation, salvation that means freedom from the curse of sin. Faces light

up with joy when

truth reaches into hearts and singing bursts forth.

Teaching seminars for men handle deep subjects that search the soul. They are

held twice per year.

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GROWING IN THE SHADOW OF THE CHURCH

Youth retreats find well over a hundred senior teens studying, praying, singing,

and learning a new way of life • real life. Sessions on Christian family living,

preparing youths for the future are an important part of the program.

full days from early morning until9 at

Consider with us the time they spend

three

night. The evening sessions provide an evangelistic meeting and a religious film.

And youths must play

a picnic supper.

But the church itself has a complete program of Sunday School, worship hour,

youth hour and evening evangelistic service. In the week time there is a Monday night study and prayer hour for leaders, Tuesday a Bible study at the Saturday Outpost, Wednesday night prayer and Bible study, Friday youth night, Saturday preacher and teacher classes, and each morning a 5:30 a.m. prayer hour. Every

project of aid to our people is backed by prayer and the light of God's wonderful

end the third day with an afternoon soccer game and

they

Word.

We share words of a beautiful song with you;

"From a loving heavenly father to a world who knew him not

came a man of sorrows, Jesus Christ the Lord

In my wandering Jesus found me, touched my life with His great love. And now He has become my sovereigh Lord."

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Charge has come to many already and the

Word continues to draw men to Jesus

Christ. This is our heart's yearning

that

each one personally will find the Light!

NUTRITION

A

REAL NEED.

Poor nutrition is the great

heart

ache of

third world countries.

In

Haiti it has spelled disaster. Half of the children born in Haiti die be

fore the age of 13 year. Mal-nutri- tion is the death angel.

When our Nutrition Program rea

ched most families closest to our

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Center,

we

began

to

reach

out.

Farther and farther into the moun

tains we went, and more and more little suffering ones we found. We

now have 400 children enrolled in the program.

In our two

mountain outreaches

donkeys carry food once per week,

food enough for a week. Nutrition lessons are taught for the mothers

and a spiritual message provides

the "Bread of life" for all.

At Outreach No. 2 the people were especially hungry for the Gospel.

Now. after a year and a half there is a church and a school. Below

you

with

can

see

church

our school

members

teacher

carrying

food for the school children. It is a

trip of two and a half hours on foot,

Christianville provides a minister

for the church each week and the

leader comes down to a weekly

training class for deacons and Sunday School teachers.

We also provide seeds for the

farmers - seeds that have been too

expensive for many farmers to buy.

Here you see one of our most recent

patients at clinic

andheading

forthe

Nutrition

children

Nutrition

Center.

Below

you

that

were

attending

see

the

Center

for

many

months.

We began our Kindergarten so that

we could continue the food program

for them and to keep them well. The

government Nutrition program under

which we operate does not allow the

little ones to remain

in the

program

after the age of 5 years or after the

child reaches an acceptable weight. Aren't those fat little faces gorgeous?

Christianville's total feeding program

provides food for over a thousand

children and some elderly folk.

STAFFING IS IMPORTANT

With growing Christianville comes a growing need for good workers. Our own boys have been candidates for roles with the mission but each one has been en

couraged to be free to make their own choices for life. Some have chosen to

return to their native Jamaica. Wayne and Chris have opted for evangelistic work

in Petit Goave, and Frankie and Nicholas are working with Christianville. David is still in school and helps weekends. Frankie was trained to bea mason and in addi

the pigs and has

tion to this work does many other jobs. Nick chose a job with

become quite experienced with the farrowing and checking on pig farmers in

outlying

areas. Yes, staffing is important and we are thankful for God's provision.

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friends. Hospitality is important to us. I guess, mostly because we love people

and want to share our joys with them.

And our visiting friends share much with us. Through these few short years

volunteers - teams, singles, pairs of people have come to labor. Teen Missions

sent

our first team

others

followed building clinic, staff

houses.

Nutrition

Center, chicken and pig houses, our beautiful Church building. Doctors, Dentists have come; mechanics, plumbers, carpenters, secretaries, sewing teams, cooks,

farmers,

pieachers.

teachers.

We have been richly blessed.

U.S. AMBASSADOR PREEG &CONGRESSMAN

FAUNTROY JIM & CAROL HERGET

The

and

welcome

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heart

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to

precious

children, beautiful people, elderly

darlings

material

help.

Our message to you is, "The Lord

hath need of thee."

Decide today. Write us or call us. (Telephone 4-0489 Haiti) and tell

all

help,

in

need

need

of

need

of

Spiritual

us when

you

want to schedule a

trip.

you

And

We

need

you.

mature

needs

Haiti

adult

needs

help.

Christianville

warmly

welcomes you.

OUR HAITIAN ADVERTiZERS

Faithfully over the last eight years, Haitian businessmen have generously con

tributed to Christianville by advertizing in our EVANGEL. We are deeply grateful

for this good help. We appreciate again their w/illingness to give their space this

month to this special issue with an almost complete story of Christianville. We ex

tend our most sincere thanks to:

A AND B HARDWARE -

PEPSIE AND MALTA HEINEKEN -

HAITI LUMBER — ETS. FLAMBERT — M &S HARDWARE —

CULLIGAN WATER — AUTO ECONOMIC.

Other Haitian firms are becoming Sponsors of our children and this is very en

couraging to our efforts. Let us continue working together for Haiti's future.

CHRISTIANVILLE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

Give them a chanceto live and learn, a chanceto be loved and to love, a chance to

build their own nation on a firm foundation • a Christian foundation. You may

"adopt" a child by sending us $20.00 a month. This will cover his education,

nourishing food, books, uniforms, shoes, clothes for Sunday School given on bir thdays and Christmas. When your child learns to read and write he will write you

letters. Meanwhile he will enjoy bearing from you and he will learn to love you

dearly.

Hurry

and

save one

child

from a hopeless existance.

Either use the enclosed form or else write us today

for information.

CHRISTIANVILLE FOUNDATION INC-

P.O. Box 13391 A Orlando. FL. 32859

CHRISTIANVILLE FOUNDATION, INC.

Directors

James and Carol Herget, Managing Directors

Robert C. Shannon, T.C.M. Austria, Fred W. Smith, Jacksonville FL.

Donald Wheeler, Orlando, FL. Efvin Gray, Tampa, FL Leon Dorleans, Haiti

HERE'S HOW TO REACH U.S.

BY TELEPHONE

305-851-5430 • DON DUGAN

4-0489 • HAITI - HERGETS

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WE ARE 15 Ml FROM DOWN TOWN

PORT-AU-PRINCE OUT CARFOUR ROAD

P.O. BOX 1690, PORT-AU-PRINCE

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YOURS KIDS AND OURS

We stood there in the early morning sun-up. The yard was full of children and the Hai

tian flag was climbing slowly to the top of the pole. Arousing song -a song of their

fair homeland, broke the spell of silence and young hearts felt again the thrill of

school re-opening. For us it was still another joyful victory -a soul stirring experience

that made us know that God was there and approved of the care we offer our

children

ours and yours.

Yes, they are yours.

Yours to love. Yours to care for

yours to pray forand to appreciate.

Above you see them at Vacation Bible School

600 of them and this number included

many who are waiting hopefully to enter school. In this massive crowd of children are

eager hearts, seeking minds, talented

tunities vast.

Across the green soccer field our eyes caught a glimpse of the new school building, its Impressive structure sketched against the blue morning skies. Aplace of hope it

kids, The responsibility is deep - the oppor

is

a promise of better things to come.

But listen to what Jesus taught us

"For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul ?

We have much to teach our children - education, manners, discipline, honesty

but

more. We must teach them .the way to eternal life, the way of truth and fulfillment, of

peace, of faith and trust in a heavenly Father who cares. This is our responsibility.

And one day they will understand and appreciate. Thank you for caring and helping

them to a rewarding faith.

Christianville's Fish Project reaches out. Above is one of

our 4H student's effort near his home. He has dug this pond and United Nations has stocked it. it is fed by a nearby

stream and v^iatched over carefully by its young owner.

Below is a view of the four new ponds being completed at

Christianville. United Nations is stocking them partly with

fish from Panama and they are due to be harvested twice a

year on a rotation basis. This is to insure a more steady flow

of fish into the school kitchen and into the Nutrition Pro

ject. While malnutrition continues to be a very real problem

in Haiti, we will continue to reach out a hand of love to the

little ones who suffer.

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Our Haitian farmers can relate to our two new pig houses better than to the ultra

modern main building for our 18 mother pigs. Stuart Kelly our farm manager keeps

our boars in these huts. Since the program began we have given over 100 pigs and

breeding boars to needy farmers of our area. This will give real aid to economy building. Most of the males are castrated and either sold to help purchase feed or

sent to the school kitchen after reaching a reasonable weight.

Below you see Henry Claude, leaderand teacher of the 4 Hgroup in our school bring

ing In a basketful of graden produce. The 4H gardens have been successful and the

boys continue to be faithful intheir Saturday workand classes. The girls pursue sew

ing with the same vigor.

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The message of V. B. S. is Jesus Christ. This message was given to 600 boys and girls

ages 6 to 20 years, 180 of them senior teens, during a one week daily school. And the message was taught in delightful puppet shows presented by our teenagers. It was brought In lovely felt-graph picture studies, in story-telling, in songs and through crafts, it was an exciting week. There were twenty four Haitian teachers and workers led by Jerome Prinston our Haitian student in Johnson Bible College, Tennessee. He did an excellent job. And the children were eager students.

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In a few short years these children wili be the Homemakersof Christianville'stomor row. They can change things. When we began working here in 1978 there was much

Spiritual darkness.Today the Gospel is reaching out across the plains around us and

far into the mountains to the east of us. And if the foundations are laid well our

children wili continue to carry the message of salvation, of life and hope and peace and of eternal life. Change can only come through the power of the Gospel - let us

press on together making it available to the young• building a light-housefor them.

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our

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and

each

child

in

school

took

home

a

share

to

his

parents. What a welcome

gift

I Sandy chose hers

for her clinic folk whose cronic illnesses are

often

diet.

from

because

of

The

seeds

poor

came

Food For The Poor

-just one of the wonder

ful

ways

they

have

helped us here at Chris-

tianville.

In fact, these ladies are taking home a bag of rice each, also from Food For The Poor, for helping clean fish on harvesting day at our pond. Here you see them at the end of

a hard day's work

ing, praying, thanking God for His provision.

tomorrow you will see them at Christianville Church. Yes, sing

Don Dugan, our promotional director is helping Jim ins tall the new walk-in refriger

ator sent from the East 91st

Street

Christian

Church

in

Indianapolis. A beautiful gift

it is and meets a great need. With feeding over 1000

children daily we have to truck in a lot of fresh vegetables

and

also

protect

hundreds

of eggs from the heat. Inad equate refrigeration was a problem and now God has

wonderful

Christians

who care. Our kitchen unit,

provided

this

help

through

a commercial 2 door frig had

given out

faithfully

as

well and God

provided

there,

too.

Central

Christian

Church in St. Petersburg, Fl.

sent us a unit to replace the

old

one.

How

thankful

we

And here is a container unloading cartons of "shelf milk" for our children. The eager-

beaver boys were right on hand to help. There were several thousand quarts of milk - another wonderful life-sustaining gift for our children. God promised to reward our

see how beautifully He provides for our children. We expect 700

faithfulness to Him

children to be enrolled in school this fall

School.

which includes over 40

in our Mountain

Ladies in the kitchen

and that's where

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They thinl< the dinner tastes best on Satur-

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and sewing class.

Those big stoves are terrific ! Each pot holds enough to feed 75

children. The stoves are in the bottom ofthe holes Into which thepots

fit. Rice is the main dish in our school even though it Is a treat in the

homes of the poor. We are thankful for those who have sent rice to us.

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want you to meet the Mission Home dogs. Theyare Boxers • Streu

Fancy La Belle. Boss and Fancy havehad two sets of puppiesso

farand the sale of them is helping us care forthe children inour school. Hereyou see

them sleeping at Jim and Carol's bedroom door. More often Fancy sieeps at Sam's

door and Boss at Jim and Carol's. Theyare great watch-dogs and all the family loves

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Here are some of our precious little ones in our Kindergarten of last year. Now they

have moved into first grade. This year there is much sadness around Christianville

among the little ones because we have no space for a new kindergarten. The children

will now have to wait until next year when hopefully we will have the school building

finished. These little girls were the children of the Nutrition Center sick and mal nourished. See their healthy smiles and fat little faces. Aren't they beautiful I

It's water time on Saturday morning and our school children were on the way to the pump to get water. They will carry the water on their heads to their homes. Clean water is a blessing. Remember, before we dug our well the people had to drink river water and it was very dirty. Now they have plenty of clean lovely water to carry home.

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And let us be thankful too, for the living water that Jesus said He gives. He said

it would give us everlasting

life.

We

want

our

Haitian

children to have this wonder

ful water

the knowledge of

Jesus' love and salvation, and salvation.

CHRISTIANVILLE FOUNDATION, INC.

Directors

James and Carol Herget, Managing Directors

Robert C, Shannon, T.C.M. Austria, Fred W. Smith, Jacksonville, FL

Donald Wheeler, Orlando, FL. Elvin Gray, Tampa, FL. Leon Dorleans, Haiti

Missionaries and Sponsoring Churches

James Herget, First Christian Church, College Park, Ga.

Carol Herget, First Christian Church, Largo, FL.

Sam Streu, Volunteer

Sandy DeVinney. Christian Church Colorado. Arizona.

Dentist

Dr. Virgil Ullom. Dental Outreach, Babson Park, FL.

Building Consultant

Mr Nazih Chamy. Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Attorney

Mr Jean-Claude L6ger, Port-au-Prince. Haiti

Accountant

Mr. Francis Hilaire. Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Promotion

Mr and Mrs Les Lumsden. Punta Gorda, FL.

Mr and Mrs James Aberle. Williamsville, N.Y.

Mr and Mrs James Wood, Decatur. GA.

Associated with

;

Wayne & Chris Herget

Editor

'The Evangel" Mrs Carol Herget

Haiti Address

P.O. Box 1690. Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Field

Representatives,

Forwarding Agents

CHRISTIANVILLE FOUNDATION INC,

P.O. Box 590391

ORLANDO, FL. 32859-0391

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CHRISTIANVILLE

Dear Friends,

Our busy summer is over and things are humming nicely in the school

this month.

All schools got behind this year in Haiti due

to

the rev

olution and so we are having summer school this month and plan to open

TELL

THE

LITTLE

ONES

regular classes at

the

usual Haitian

time,

Oct.

6th.

Our school

al

ways opened

a

month

before

others.

Monday night meetings of our evangelism staff are exciting

this month!

New schools are

increased

from

coming

24

to

40

into

and

being.

The Mountain School

enrollment has

church attendance

is

well over 60.

A new

school and church are

being established at Jan Jan,

a mountain area

ten

miles from us and the school at Delmas is hoping to open Oct. 6th. This

will eventually make four schools for Christianville -

ging outreach.

Staff includes our own trained young men.

the schools to be established but they are eager to take the Gospel to

Not only are they eager for

a truly challen

these remote places.

Two motorbikes

have

been donated which will

be

a

greathhelp.

Now we

need

some

funds

to erect

the

shelter at Jan Jan s

since the first

temporary building at

the Mountain Outreach is already

started and funded and the land rental at Delmas has been paid.

Thank

JESUS

LIVES

you for your help in these areas - we praise the Lord for each of you who have helped with funds and with prayers. Let's get behind the Jan

Jan effort and provide for

the many children in

that area who have no

hope of education and are suffering with malnutrition.

These little

ones,

ours and yours,

are

reaching out

Our needs include;

your prayers,

$1000.

waiting

for

for Jan Jan,

our love and care.

new sponsors for

the children at Jan Jan,

($20.00 a month)

and

funds

for

the new school

building here at Christj-anville.

We are

ready to

pour

the floor

of

the

second story next week.

in Christianville School.

Dozens of children come daily asking to enroll

Pray tha^God will supply our urgent needs.

YduV servan^ for Christ in Haiti,

'^- Jim

and

Carol Herget

VOL 32

A Christian Quarterly

from the Caribbean

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The outreach atJean Jean (pronounced Jon Jon) sparked its life from our pig pro

gram. Farmers from there found Stuart Kelly and through their receiving help from gifts of pigs, they came to know of our Spiritual interest in them. A part of our

evangelistic team scouted the area and found the peopleeager to havea church

and a school.

We sought land

and

found it.

We prayed for help

and

God provided.

We worked and God rewarded.

He provided through our friends at Food ForThe Poor who recommended a work

team eagerto visit Haiti to give assistance to a needy mission program. Thus Ad

vent Lutheran Church from Boca Raton, Florida, arrived tools workers ready to

build ourJeanJean building. In less than

one week the building was erected and

the roof was complete. It wasan outstanding job, an incredible piece of work. Not only did they contribute their labor but they contributed generously to the ex

penses of construction materials.

On arrival

back in the U.S. oneof their team hurried to ship out two motorcycles to

aid in our evangelistic program at Jean Jean.

But the team included more than the construction crew. There were threedentists

and their assistants who worked diligently throughout the week caring for our children. With our new dental clinic complete they were able to help dozens of

needy children suffering from need of dental help.

BRIGHT HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

What of the future at Jean Jean?

The responsefrom the Jean Jean people wasvery encouraging. Several men join

ed the workcrew asl<ing for no remuneration except a share of the cold water we

were ableto carry to the site. The children got into the spirit of work and cleared

the ground under the roof. They knew from the beginning that there would bea

school for them and their hopes were high.

The Sunday foliowing the completion of the roof our evangelism team held their

first service.

The week following the completion of the roof Sam began working on benches

and David Marcelin offered to take the ministry there in addition to his duties in

the Dental Ciinic. An evangelistic meeting was planned for 3 nights and over 100

peopleattended. It was an exciting beginning with good promise ahead.

When the benches were finished Sam built the school desks and school opened

, in late November. It was an evaluation time, registration and planning time for of

ficial opening of the school in January.

Howcan we estimate the value of the outreach at Jean Jean? It is impossible. We

leave that to the Lord. Our faith in God's provision for help to these people In this

lonely valley inthe rough interior of Haiti has been rewarded by a groupof people

with a vision and dedication to work. Through this vision and dedication there are

now two men and one woman who are baptized members of the church. Faith is

now followed

by thanksgiving — thanksgiving that overflows our hearts. We are

encouraged and press on ever following the torch that leadsto a bright hope for

the future.

Cramped working space gave us the "shove-off" to our new dental building. The 2

room denial area at the rear of our medical clinic was just not enough. And the

medical side was cramping, too. It was our first building and we could not forsee

the tremendous outreach that was ahead of us.

Dr.Virgil Ullon continues to head-up the dental outreach and Dr. DavidLeever con tinues as orthodontist. Through their dedicated labors both here and in the U.S.

other dentists havecome to help us. Theirhearts are moved with compassion and

the result is lovingcare for Haiti's beautiful children. Recently N.W. Christian Mis sion (Larry Owens) bussed their orphan children over a 7 hour trip to Christianville

and visiting dentists did nearly $8000 in work on them. It was great. The waiting

periods were packed with Bible puppet stories, songs and lessons.

The new building has a double operatory,

exray

department

with

a

panoramic

and

single tooth exray, a room for orthodontics

and a waiting room. All of the equipment has been given by caring people, Rotory Clubs, other missions In Haiti not able to

use Items given to them. F.A.M.E. is pro

viding

for more than

half

of the building

costs while dentists who have worked with

us have provided the balance. This beautiful building is an expression of love from peo ple who really care about the health of Hai

tian children. (And there is

room for more

visiting dentists — we Invite you to come.)

The dental clinic like all of our buildings

lends

itself to

other areas of service. The

waiting room houses a Sunday School class

taught by Sandy, the verandah a noon day

leadership class by David and the orthodon

tist's room serves as a class room for the

Saturday preacher-leadership class. We are sure the Lord is pleased with this maximum

use of our dental building.

PASTOR DINGLE

JEAN

It was a great week. Pasto

a pro on building constru

ized the purchase of tool as this team. IHe was righ

end. Jean

Jean

is

6

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mountains but at the end

in areas very difficult — negotiate.

But, like the rocky road of life, it has its rewards. At the end lies

church

overlooks a broad river where we are having our baptisms.

The Gospel is the hub of the whole effort. We are here to get

the good news to people who do not know their need of Christ

a beautiful

valley

with

loving

hearted

people.

The

or the joy and peace that comes from

being Christians. We

welcome those who want to help with the building program. And when they are through our young evangelists do their part.

The church is now established with full services on Sundays, Bible study one night a week and a weekly day of calling.

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Dingle of Advent Lutheran church is

;tion. At home in the U.S. he organ-

and supplies for Jean Jean as well on top of things from beginning to

. from

Chrlstianville back into the

f a valley-trail. The road Is poor and

n rainy times almost impossible to

FARM MANAGER, BUILDER -

STUART KELLY

40 beautiful children are neatly clad in Christianvilie's bright

red uniforms and diligently studying their lessons. We wish, you could see the smiling faces in our third school. And we wish you could see the beautiful photograph of these children

on the wall in front of my typewrltter. There is a need at Jean Jean, too, and that is for Sponsors for our children. We are star

ting our feeding program tomorrow on faith. The rations will be

small to begin with but as we get sponsors it will increase.

These children need your love and encouragement. If you all could see them they would be grabbed like hotcakes I

Every year as school reopens in September, Ernie and Jim Aberle come to do our

massive job of fitting uniforms on our kids. This year they had help from Ernie's

twin sister Helen May and husband Pete Gerard. Howthe years

fiy by — when lit-

tie girls they were candie bearers In our wedding. Now we have 704 chiidren in

school and that is a lot of uniforms ! We never tire of meeting our children along

-the roads coming and going, and knowing that those pretty red uniforms stand for

life and hope and health and happiness. Yes, and we thank God for His provision

for our little ones with continued help from American and Canadian volunteers.

The Annual Missionary Retreat was held again this year at Chrlstianville and again

it was a lovely success. Drex Stuart and George Poston were excellent with music

and Ralph Gorman's messages were rich and encouraging. Ten missions were

represented

and

there

was

a

good

spirit of "working togetherness". Plans were made for our one day

retreat in February.

Come around back of the chicken house with me — there is something for you to

see ! The men are out there harvesting fish today. This is the last for the season

and they are gathering more than 6000 pounds of fish. We wish you could see a movie of today's activities. It has been great fun. But the smell will be pretty strong

before those women finish cleaning thousands of fish. Buckets and buckets of

them are pouring into our freezers, cooler, salt brine tubs, smoker, and drying

areas on the roof. They will mean protein for needy little bodies not only here but

at other missions. We see Cookson Hill's and Lifeline's trucks out there waiting

for their share. And there is Wayne getting some for his work. We are thankful

they have helped take them ! Now United Nations has supervised our building five

small ponds that will give us monthly harvest instead of so much at one time. This will be a blessing.

CHRISTIANVILLE

lJUNIOR

Off to a great start ! The Mt. Outreach is 2 1/2 hours away either on your foot or the feet of Mr. Donkey. Since the trip is so far and since it is a fuii day's work to

vaccinate our chiidren this team of nurses packed up for a camping trip. The Mt.

church now has a building with 2 small rooms where we can "over-night". Shirley Meade from Cape Coral, FL organized this helpful team for Sandy.

By the way, the church in the Mt. is growing beautifully under our evangelism's

team-mate Robinson Joseph. They are averaging nearly 100 and have 43 in school.

Here's a friend for you boys and girls I Jean is an eager-beaver worker and often on hand when the big truck comes in loaded with food for Christianville School.

This time it was a load of milk in cartons. Oh, how those kids loved that milk I Of

course the first ones to taste it were the boys helping to unload. In fact, they had

to stop midway unloading to take a drink. After all, it was a lot of work for there

were several hundreds of cartons. Now the milk will give strength to hundreds of

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now feeding

over 1100 children?

What is so beautiful is to see then in

Sunday School learning about Jesus

and His love for them.

But there is

also sadness. The boy in this picture

does not go to school. He would like

to

and

we are building our new school. Would you like to see Jean go to school? If so, please pray for us to be able to finish the building quickly. Thank you for the gifts you have

but

for

there is just no room for him

many

others.

That

Is

why

already

sent

they

have

helped

us

reach the roof now.

Uncle

Sam

and

Daddy

Jim

enjoy

Boss. And by the way. Boss and his wife Fancy have just had another

family of darling

love

them.

pups.

You would

Some very important meetings go on

in

the

Christianville

office.

"Boss"

our

Boxer

meetings.

dog

Here

likes

you

to

see

attend

him

the

with

glasses on and a pen In his paw sign

ing an important letter.

Boys and Girls, can you see that wrig

Henry

gling,

squealing

little

pig

In

Claude's

hands?

Our

Nicholas

who

now works in the pig

house is han

ding over one of the castrate pigs to

the 4H

group as

a

reward

for their

faithful garden work. They will also receive a female pig later on after the adult farmers all get theirs. The boys

are now learning how to make their

way in life. There are no paper routes or lawns to cut here like you have, so they must find a way to make money. And they learn to give a tenth to the

church, too, even if It is only five cents. Learning God's will for their lives is part of

our 4H program.

Children far up in the mountains seldom see new faces. They also seldom get to

go to school. Now in one mountain area of this beautiful island Christianville has

a school and a church. And also, the children are frequently visited by Americans,

Canadians and their own Haitian people from other areas. Their new building is

almost completed. Here you see it with the roof on. Since there is no driving road

to truck lumber up there we used Haitian lumber from nearby trees. The roof sheets were carried on people's heads from Christianville.

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CHRISTIANVILLE FOUNDATION, INC.

Directors

James and Carol Herget, Managing Directors

Robert C. Shannon, T.C.M. Austria, Fred W. Smith, Jacksonville, FL.

Donald Wheeler, Orlando, FL. Elvin Gray, Tampa, FL Leon Dorleans, Haiti

Missionaries and Sponsoring Churches

Agriculture

Dentist

Building Consultant

Attorney

Accountant

Promotion

Associated with

:

James Herget, First Christian Church, College Park, Ga.

Carol Herget, First Christian Church, Largo, FL.

Sam Streu, Volunteer

Sandy DeVinney, Christian Church Colorado, Arizona.

Stuart - Barbara Kelly

Dr. Virgil Uilom, Dental Outreach, Babson Park, FL

Mr Nazih Chamy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Mr Jean-Claude L6ger, Port-au-Prince. Haiti

Mr. Francis Hilaire, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Mr and Mrs Les Lumsden, Punta Gorda. FL.

Mr and Mrs James Aberle, Williamsville. N.Y.

Mr and Mrs James Wood, Decatur, GA.

Wayne S Chris Herget

Editor "The Evangel" Mrs Carol Herget

Haiti Address

P.O. Box 1690, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Field

Representatives,

Forwarding Agents

Don - Virginia Dugan

CHRISTIANVILLE FOUNDATION INC.

P.O. Box 590391

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CHRISTIAI^VILLE -

December 30,

1936

Haiti

Dear Friends,

Sometimes we call them the three muskateers for fun.

They are

our young evangelists

ages

18 and 19 years.

Henry Claude is in

High ochool and Portain, too.

Arvelt is a first year student in

But today they are packed and

University studying agriculture.

ready to go to the Mountain church to hold a three day revival.

The donkey looks a bit overloaded.

They will reach up there after

dark but the moon will help them and the people will be assembled

and waiting to hear their first message.

Serious young fellows

they are.

A note of sadness.,.one of our precious school children aged nine

years died a few days before Christmas.

He was struck suddenly

really

with a terrible fever and lasted barely 2 days

before the

family could get medical help to him. • Our school children wept

openly

only been in school two months and had not built up a physical

he

was a special little guy, a loved child.

Joseph had

reserve of good nutrition in time.

We have nearly

but even the loss of one is heart-breaking to us.

700 children now

v/e had a lovely simple Christmas ourselves after giving parties to

all of our children.

and treats.

They were very happy with their new clothes

It was a most happy time for

One of the crowning joys was to see the response of

one"each,

us,

the ilountain children in receiving patchwork quilts

by a dear sister in Florida.

made

and

for

them.

Volunteer workers came from Florida and from E, 91st Street Church

in Indianapolis to help with the Christmas work.

God bless them!

So many of you helped to make our December beautiful,.600 pair of red

socks, plastic gallons of dried foods, 3 motor cycles for the evangel ism team, communion trays for new churches, and gifts for the building

project^of our naw school

so

many more things that we can't oven men

all are answers to prayer -

all are

the

tion.

Every item is needed -

blessings we need to continue to grow and to witness for Jesus Christ.

Thank you - deep down inside of all of us is a real sense of gratitude

for you and^your loving interest and help.

God bless you with a

wonderful

year.

With love and

appreciation,

Jim and Carol Flerget

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LJ at CHRISTMAS^

CHRISTIANVILLE

brings

you

a

message

I

of thanks

from

the

children of

^ hose who find joy

in sharing

God's blessings

know

the truemedning

of Christmas."

the Mountain Outreach School.

They

now have a

building

for

their school and church,

lovely

desks,

books,

uniforms,

a

feeding

up

the

program and

a

Christian

steep

mountains,

two

and

teacher.

Here

you

a

half hours

from

see

them carrying

Christianville.

It

their weekly food

is a weekly task.

No one

grumbles.

Now

their

parents have carried

cement,

20

bags of it,

trail,

to make the floor

for

the

in.

Church attendance averages

building.

nearly

100.

43

are

in

school -

more are

up

the same

begging

to

come

CHRISTIANVILLE

brings

you

a

message

of

thanks

from

the

children

of

Jean

Jean.

Their

building is

up,.,the roof is on

and

school registration

is planned for this

week.

They

are

excited and happy.

So

are

we!

Christianville

evangelistic meetings in

Church

has

held

preparation for

The. fli*

/xMt want you. to

theJji iuilding

the establishment of the church at Jean Jean.

Last Sunday over 100 attended in spite of

rain.

We can

hardly wait

to

tell you the exciting story of the building of this church-

school structure!

Watch

for

the

next evangel.

CHRISTIANVILLE

now in

brings you a message of thanks from all of us here at home-base.

623 children are

school,

the dental building is a reality,

and the new school

building

shows

great

progress,

Christmas-month is so

joyful for us

the

reminder that our Saviour has come is

very precious to us and it drives us to share this good news to Haiti.

when

our

hearts

are

sad

It

with

is also a month

the

need

of

others.

We

pray

that God will

much

that you will

be able

to

usual heavy

needs

in December.

bless you so

help

us

in

our

Please pray

for

us

in

this

need.

Happy Christmas!

 

We love

you all,

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Dear Friends,

We have reason for

NEED

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A

GREAT

OiAJ^tlariD-Ltie.

Caiting

CHALLENGE

rejoicing today and so we hasten to write you.

There

have been days and weeks of difficulties; unrest in Haiti, dangers to care

fully avoid, school problems,.and yet through it all we have seen blessings

of the Lord.

Like many schools, our teachers went on strike for a week.

But

the clouds are lifting and God's sunshine is coming through,

OUTREACH No.

1 —Christianville Church has been having new converts almost

every week for

two months,

OUTREACH No.

2

in

the mountains has a

school

moving Jiicely with 24 children and food every day.

It is transported every

week from our house by donkey.

Two more were baptized yesterday and another

wedding is due soon.

The school teacher we employed there has become a

Christian,

how

thankful

we

are!

We have been praying

about a new work.

Our weekly preacher-training classes

have been excellent and our young men are anxious to be out preaching.

Now

the Lord is

opening a new door to

us.

In the city we have found a very fine man who has been struggling with a church

for some time.

He has 102 members, a small

building and a school for 60 child

ren,

To our great

surprise and pleasure we found

that one of our Haitian Pas

tors and graduate of Ozark Bible College has a church hardly a block away from

this other work.

combine their work and build a strong church.

We have

now gotten

the two men together and they are ready to

Neither of them has support for

purchase of land or building,

salary for the teacher.

or support for the school other than a pitiful

The children are very hungry and in dire need.

So

OUTREACH No,

3

has

been

born

and

Christianville

staff

is excited about this

new effort for Christ.

We smile when we say

that a few months ago we warned

our friends

that Christianville was at the point of reaching out with well

trained workers.

The time is

Now we need

you more than ever

ripe and

before.

opportunity is at hand.

Our own new school building is going

up.

funds

We plan

to

erect a

small church building

for

the land

for this new work.

V/e are

in

the Mountain and

using rented land at

now we need

present.

All things are possible

if

we believe!

And we DO believe!

with us

we need

that Goii will use us in this project to His glory.

your

prayers.

Please believe

We rejoice,.and

And remember how very grateful we are

In Christian love.

for your gift this month,

Jira^nd Carol Herget

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Dear Friends,

Press on

press

on.

The message was so clear to me yesterday as I rested in bed after

a bout with malaria, my heart overflowing in tears.

Two precious teenagers had just

left the room.

They came to represent my class.

Standing quietly by me they sang a

beautiful chorus in English they had practiced.

Then Suze prayed a long prayer and in

closing she and Augustine repeated the Lord's prayer.

(Augustine is in training to be

a deacon.)

How full of

joy it

really made me.

I had time to stop and realize just

what you and we are doing here in Haiti.

Here are senior teens beautifully relating to

the Christian life. Here are teens almost grown now who would have naturally related to their world around them and instead have heard the call of Jesus, "come ye apart

from among them and be ye separate

"

On Thursday before Easter, there were 60 teens who came for an in-depth day of prayer,

testimonies, preaching and teaching.

They sat quietly for 8 hours of growing in the

Lord.

I would be out there in the RahRah band (the'VooDoo Easter celebration).

One teenager got up to preach and he said, "If it had not been for Christianville,

Now my life

is

changed and

I

am thankful."

This is

your

reward as well as

ours.

Our girls are now reaching 18 and 19 years and with God's miracle in their

lives are growing with dignity and self esteem.

They have turned their

backs on their culture that would now have had them carrying one or two

babies around. In the

lost only 5 to pre-married pregnancy, one of whom was recently married in

past 3 years, out of over 100 teen girls, we have

the church. "Please thank God "with us

that has begun in their lives.

and ask Him to continue the work

~

The School roof is on!

We are watching excitedly

the progress with great hopes.

Many

wonderful Christians have come to help us

this spring and God has blessed with all.

Advances are being made in the agriculture program as new ideas keep coming in with

our visitors. Stuart has done a great job but now needs to return to the U.S. for eye surgery that will take about 4 months. Remember him in prayer.

More and more the Lord seems to

be leading us into the area of trade schooling for our

graduates from Christianville School.

A few parents will

be able to send their children

to high school but most will not.

We want to

prepare our kids for making their way in

life and so this summer we will begin on a small scale to employ teachers for special

classes in addition to

the ones we now hold successfully on Saturdays,

We will

need

funds for this

equipment

and U.S. markets.

Please include this in your prayers.

Thanks again

for your constant love and care for

us and our needs.

^nChristian

Would

Here

your Class

or Group or Church

are

a

few

ideas:

like

and

Carol Herget

one

door & frame

(steel)

$

95,.80

Help

us

search for

second

hand

school

one window

(steel

louvre)

102,.00

desks

in

the

U.S.

fluorescent

lights each

 

22,.99

We

need

pedal

sewing machines.

 

floor

tiles

100

(cement)

80,.00

We

need

army

type cooking pots.

stoves (for teaching) each

200 .00

We

need

a

large commercial

gas

stove

teacher's desks -

each

75 .00

(Attention:

Please send us your address

and

your

prayers.

anee when you move - it will save postage)