Coastal Haiti Mission Newsletter
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that
love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.
-Rom. 8:28 KJV
Notice that it does not say that “all things work for good,” but that all things work TOGETHER for good…” There is a difference. A cake, for instance, has many ingredients: eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda flavoring, etc. I’m sure you get my point. The ingredients work together to produce a good cake.
According to Scripture, things that happen to those who love God and are called according to His purpose work together for our good, aiding in our transformation toward the image of Christ.
Another thing that works together is the family. Let’s look first at the husband. A man is to love his wife in a sacrificial way. The kind of love that Christ has for His Church (Eph.5:25), He is to be unselfish and protective over her and make it his business to be aware and attentive to her needs and desires. He needs to honor her as the physically weaker of the two, while remembering that she is his equal as his fellow heir of the grace of life (1 Pet. 3:7) It is within his power to make or break her in her journey to becoming the best that she can be as a woman, wife, and mother.
As a father, he should rear his children tenderly “in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). He should not push them into frustration or resentment by allowing his own anger to cause him to punish his children unjustly. He should not make it “hard” for them to obey him. Both he and his wife should seek to recognize each child’s “bent,” their natural God-given inclination or tendencies, and encourage and nurture further development of those talents.
Children are called upon to honor and obey their parents in the Lord “as His representatives” (Eph. 6:1&2)
Now, let’s get to the wife. She is to love her husband and allow him to be the head of his household. She needs him to make major decisions concerning the welfare of the family AFTER consulting with her, thereby gaining and taking into consideration her wisdom and prospective on the matter. If she also has a career, that too, would be a significant consideration. She needs to submit all of her concerns to him and make sure he knows exactly how she feels. (She may just save him from making a ruinous move!) After prayer and out of love and consideration for his wife’s input, and wanting the best for his family, he will make an educated decision on the matter. And, of course, there will be times when his wife will need to trust God and acquiesce to her husband’s decisions, understanding his need to protect and lead. As his helpmate she should support, comfort, and encourage him and “do him only good” (Prov. 31:12).
The wife also needs to love and care for the daily needs of their children. If she has business outside of the home she must secure the welfare of the children during the time she is away. Finally, each member of the family should show love and respect for one another, each one treating the other with compassion and fairness. If each member does his or her part – working TOGETHER for good – the family will be on solid ground, and home will be a safe and welcoming place.
So there it is – God’s plan for the family according to my understanding of His Holy Word.
In our society today the divorce rate is higher than ever. Families are broken up, the marriage desecrated, and the home life destroyed. Men and women are left reeling and disappointed. Children try to make sense of a situation way beyond their ability to understand. It’s like the whole family is in “free fall.”
We really need to do it God’s way. You think?
Walking this Way with you,
The Home Lighting Program
Pastor Coty Writes:
Hello everyone, I just want to remind you of the kind of lamps that our people were using before they received the nice and cool, new one.
This person just threw her old light away as she replaced it by a Cyclops Light.
As I always say, the light project is a life changing tool.
The old, smokey, smelly, unhealthy light is discarded and placed in the trash.
Contrast the above photos with the following photos from the April 2022 CHM Newsletter.
If you wish to provide these life changing lights, to the people who live in the dark in the Village of Cahess, please send your donation to the address at the end of this newsletter, or if you wish to give “On Line”, please use our PayPal service also at the end of this newsletter
Food for the Needy Program
Pastor Coty Writes:
We don’t have an intense enough word, to convey our thanks to you, who contributed your support to the people in the Village of Cahess. This includes our people with no income, and also the people who were hit so badly by the devastating rain last January, that washed away all their gardens.
Also, we don’t have a way of showing the good and positive effect of the money that you sent to us. Money that was converted to food when it got to Haiti.
But we can say that the effect was great and many people were blessed by your sacrificial giving. We here in Cahess also wanted to help.
This time, we added oil to the kits of food that you supplied.
As time goes by, food becomes more and more expensive and the poor people are becoming, the poorest people.
Only good Samaritans like you, have made, and are making the difference.
Thank you very much and God bless you.
Pastor Coty Joseph
Pastor Coty Writes:
I am well-known at many places in Cap-Haitien where they sell food like rice, because I always make big purchases.
Each month I buy more rice than many boutique(stores) of Trou-du-Nord, the nearest town to Cahess.
The big difference is, that I buy food just to give it away, while they buy to sell to make a profit.
When I buy, it’s the people, and mostly the poorest ones in Cahess that make the profit. Profit for their stomachs, profit for the growing of their families.
Dear Family and Friends of Coastal Haiti Mission. When Pastor Coty purchases food for the people of the Village of Cahess, he is able to do this, because you put money in his hands to pay for the food.
On behalf of the people of the Village of Cahess, the Board of Coastal Haiti Mission is extremely grateful to you for your sacrificial giving.
The School and The School Lunch Program
Pastor Coty Writes:
May the 17th each year in Haiti, is the teacher’s day. This year, I was so amazed to see how our kids love their teachers. Many of them bring a gift to their teachers. There was joy on their faces as they hand the gifts to their teachers.
After observing this, I realized how genius and good it is to invest love into children. Some day, they will show that love to others.
Their acts prove to me how much they understand the sacrifice of other people, to care about them. A student in 5th grade even brought a live chicken to his teacher.
The children giving gifts to their teachers
Lunch is served
Pastor Coty Writes
From the bottom of our hearts, we who are responsible for the school of Cahess:
I, Lyvinx Coty Joseph as the school manager, the parents of the children, the teachers, the cooks and all of us in the Village of Cahess, want to thank each one of you, who contributed to keep the school functioning everyday.
Thank you for each plate of food on every single school day.
We had a wonderful school year. The Cahess residents love the school very much, and they are conscious of the benefits that they get from the school.
At the close of school each day, people are standing along the road to watch the kids going back home. This school is a major force in the Village of Cahess, bringing education, developing social skills, and growing healthy children. The people of Cahess know this and they witness it, everyday.
There is one thing I can say about the parents of the children from our school. They are very thankful to you, and I am grateful to you as well.
Praise the Lord and thank you.
Children and teachers of the School of Cahess
Thank you for keeping the school alive. It’s a joy and a good hope as we see these kids growing up and learning many things, while attending our school.
What a joy to come to school, to receive a good education to help transform our society!
Our kids learn to support each other in school. The rooms are full and it’s not a problem for them. They don’t fight each other. With joy, they read from their neighbor’s books, because not all of them have books.
The First Graduating Class
Pictured below is the 9th grade class. These students have taken the state exams.
Our school goes to the 9th grade. After the 9th grade, a student must pass the state exams to be able to attend Secondary School (equivalent to High School).
These students are our first graduating class. We are praying for them, so they will do well, both in school and in life.
Thank you for helping us with your support and your prayers.
Pastor Coty Joseph
The first 9th grade graduating class of our school.
A School Trip to Finish the School Year.
Pastor Coty Writes:
To end the school year in a special way, we rented 2 school busses and took the kids to spend a day on the beach.
We cannot describe their joy.
Some of them experienced the ocean for the first time.
We try to make our kids have memorable experiences like other kids. We do what we can for them.
Joy, Joy, Joy!!!!
Hebrews 13: 16
“And do not forget to do good and share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
A promise to you from the scripture
Isaiah 41: 10
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand .
Thank you Family and Friends of Coastal Haiti Mission, for all that you do to help the people in Cahess, Haiti. You are making a huge difference for these people.
Please remember, that CHM must continue to send our monthly commitment of $800 to carry on the ongoing CHM ministry in Cahess.
If you desire to help, please send your tax deductible check to our address and tell us how you want us to use your donation:
Coastal Haiti Mission
C/O Constance Goddard
3048 Spring Fancy Lane
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Or For tax deductible “online donations”, please use our PayPal service. Also please designate how you want us to use your donation.
May the Lord our God, who knows your heart and sees your actions, grant you great joy as you serve Him. Connie, Esther, Pastor Coty, Carl, Dan, and Ken are very grateful for your sacrifice. Ken Johansson CHM Newsletter Editor