January 2021 On Target Ministry News

Dear Friends of OTM,

We praise God that once again we are able to travel to Haiti in February and conduct the next teaching module at the Haiti Bible Institute. What a blessing to have this privilege. As you know, we need your financial help to pay the costs of doing this module. The total need is $20,000 and so far, God has blessed us with donations in excess of $10,000. Will you prayerfully consider a donation to help us with the remaining need?

The students in Cohort 3 will be taking Module 7 this February. This means that they have only one more module to complete their Bible training. After four year of faithful study, these men have learned the truth that has revolutionized their teaching ministry and their evangelism in Haiti. When this class graduates in October 2021, they will bring our total number of graduates to 69. Just think of the impact for the cause of Christ!

All our graduates are involved in ministry. Many of them are pastoring churches they have planted. Some have dedicated their lives to church planting. Others have founded Bible Schools in their churches and are regularly training men for the ministry. This is a great testament to the effectiveness of the biblical missions model that God gave us in the Scriptures: commit truth to faithful men who will teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2)

Pray for us as we travel. Pray for the professors who will be coming with us to teach. Pray for the students that they will learn and grow spiritually. God is doing great things in Haiti and you can be a part of it by your faithful giving and prayers.

Thank you for your interest in On Target Ministry and the Haiti Bible Institute. We appreciate your support and your prayers on our behalf. God is being glorified in our school and we are delighted to see His hand of grace in every way.

Grace and peace,
Doc and Anna

International Update November / December 2020

Dear Friends,

This is the most exciting newsletter I have ever been privileged to write! Module 6 in Haiti at the Haiti Bible Institute was a great milestone in our progress and a sign that the brightest days for the school are still ahead of us. Please read and rejoice with us.

God is wonderfully meeting our needs and He is using your faithful giving to accomplish great things in Haiti. In the letter there are heart-warming testimonials from the four Haitian graduates who taught the students in Module 6. This is strong evidence that your generous support of HBI and On Target Ministry has been greatly rewarded by our Great God and Savior! To God be the glory!

Grace and peace,
Doc and Anna

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A great day has arrived for the Haiti Bible Institute!

Dear Friends of On Target Ministry,

A great day has arrived for the Haiti Bible Institute, and I want you to hear this amazing news directly from me. Please watch this video and rejoice together with us:

 

 

God has done wonderful things in Haiti through the school and through the lives of our pastor/students who are taking the Bible seriously and teaching what they have been taught.

Because we will be holding Module 6 in a different way, our costs for this module are greatly reduced. We still need to rent classroom space and provide an honorarium for our Haitian Teachers who will need to take time off work to prepare and teach. Please help us raise the $5,000 we need for Module 6 by donating what you can. You can use our secure Donate button or send a check to our home office. Thank you for your faithful support.

God has so blessed the Haiti Bible Institute over the past 12 years, and we are excited to see the school taking the next step forward to prepare future generations of pastors to faithfully teach the sound doctrine of the Word of God.

Grace and peace,
Doc and Anna

International Update July / August 2020

Dear Friends of On Target Ministry,

Here is the latest edition of International Update, the newsletter for On Target Ministry. Check out how we are doing and what’s coming up soon. It looks like we may be traveling to Haiti in October. Read all about it!

Thank you for your support. We are grateful to God for faithful supporters who give to the work of the Lord. Training national pastors is our passion, and the pandemic has not slowed us down. In some ways, it has allowed us to enhance our outreach. Read all about it!

Let us know what you think about the letter. We are always interested in your comments. You are always a great source of encouragement in the work. Stay safe and healthy!

Grace and peace,
Doc and Anna

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International Update May / June 2020

Dear Friends,

In this edition of International Update I explain how we are effectively using video streaming technology to maintain a full class schedule in Medellin, Colombia and other Latin American sites. While it is always better to be there in person, we are delighted that the students are able to continue their studies uninterrupted. We will be able to maintain continuous teaching online until this virus crisis is over.

You will also see a Coronavirus update for Haiti. Keep praying for our students there as they continue doing the work of the ministry. I have contacted several of them and they are in good spirits serving the Lord with gladness.

We are fully anticipating traveling to Haiti in October for our next scheduled modules. Pray that God allows this and provides the necessary funds to pay for the module.

Thank you so much for faithfully supporting us during this trying time. Anna and I are always depending on God to meet our needs, and your giving is a vital part of God’s provision. We appreciate you very much.

Grace and peace,
Doc

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Where is God in the Coronavirus crisis?

Greetings in the name of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.

By now everyone is fully aware of the situation facing our nation (and the world) as we respond to the serious threat of the Coronavirus. It has impacted our nation in ways we could never have foreseen. This is troubling to many people who are at risk of contacting the virus and to those who are suffering loss because of the measures taken to reduce those risks. This purpose of this message is to offer hope at this time of crisis.

At times like these, believers can find great hope in the God of the Bible. Our God is great and in sovereign control of the whole earth. We can take comfort that God is always in control. While we may not understand why God has allowed this to happen, we can be assured that God has a plan. And we know it is a good plan, because, as Scripture reminds us “He does all things well” (Mark 7:37). While you endure these trying times, do not lose focus on the fact that God is at work, and He is working His plan for our good.

Anna and I are using this time to pray for you, our loyal support team, your churches, and our faithful students overseas. We love you and pray that God is being glorified in your lives and ministries. We must never lose faith that God is doing something good. Remember the testimony of Joseph who endured much trouble, yet he explained to his conniving brothers that God is sovereign in all of it.

Genesis 50:19-20 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.”

God is always good and always working His plan for our good. Nothing can stop God from providentially doing His will. Our confidence comes from the fact that we KNOW this!

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Even in times of trouble we must affirm this biblical truth. And we must live like we believe it! If you truly believe this, then even in times of trouble you can sing hymns, praise God, and rejoice in Him. God is so merciful to inform us of this truth. Apart from this divine revelation, we would be hopeless in times of trouble. We would be doomed to a pagan view of life: “que sera sera.” We would be totally unable to handle trouble. Only a gracious God would inform His children how He works.

We look forward to the day when the crisis is past, and we can once again perform this ministry God has given us to do. The mission of On Target Ministry will continue, and your partnership in training national pastors overseas will continue to bring truth to many. So, take heart and do not be weary in well-doing. Use these days wisely to point people to the Savior and praise His name. Draw closer to God through His Word. And in everything give thanks, for this is also the will of God (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

We are praying for you and your families, and we are confident you are praying for us. To God alone be all the glory.

Grace and peace,
Doc and Anna

Haiti Coronavirus Update

Dear friends and prayer warriors,

Here is an urgent update from Pastor Predestin in Haiti. He is the national representative for On Target Ministry and the Haiti Bible Institute. He wrote the following yesterday:

What we did not wish to happen has happened in Haiti. Haitian authorities have just confirmed with the press that two cases of Coronavirus have been discovered in Haiti. This contamination comes from a Frenchman and a Belgium man. We do not know currently how many people these two people have already infected. One of them is a Pastor who has a lot of activities in Haiti especially in the north of the country. Faced with this pandemic, the Haitian authorities have taken the decision from this evening that: Ports, Airports, Schools, Churches, Industries, Factories, etc. are closed until further notice. Only humanitarian planes will be able to come in Haiti. The number of people who can gather will be 10. The situation is truly catastrophic. Knowing Haiti with all its problems, a spread of this virus will do great damage. Anyway, we fix our eyes on the Lord because we know that he is in control of everything. He is the Master of the whole universe and the creator of everything. Do not forget the children of the orphanage: My father’s House in your prayers.

This message calls us to prayer. As believers, we trust in the sovereignty of our gracious and loving God and pray that He will glorify Himself even in the midst of this international crisis. Please pray that God will protect our pastors and their churches in Haiti. Even though this virus has infected many in the world, God is still in sovereign control of all of the world!

Soli Deo Gloria!

Grace and peace,
Doc and Anna

International Update March / April 2020

Dear Friends,

Haiti was a great success! Read all about it in the attached newsletter. You will be surprised and delighted at the new accomplishments of our graduates. The Haiti Bible Institute is being used greatly by God to accomplish His work in Haiti.

We are so grateful for your prayers and support. Let us hear from you. It is always a great encouragement to hear from our support team.

Grace and peace,
Doc and Anna

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International Update January / February 2020

Dear Friends of On Target Ministry,

Attached is the first news of 2020. Please read the letter and learn what is happening:

  1. New Address for On Target Ministry
  2. Haiti February 2020 Module
  3. Colombia and Latin America
  4. Four ways you can help OTM succeed

The need for Haiti is coming along very well. We currently need only $12,000 to fully pay for the February Module. God is providing. Will you help? Every gift makes a difference. You can give on our secure website. Use the DONATE button.

Thank you for your faithful support in 2019. We are looking forward to a great year in 2020. We are completing our 14th year of ministry in teaching national pastors overseas. Some of you have been with us from the very beginning! Thank you for your generous giving and faithfulness.

And, as always, it is great to hear a response to the newsletter. It encouraging to see active support!

Grace and peace,
Doc and Anna

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International Update November / December 2019

Dear Supporters,

Here is the latest edition of INTERNATIONAL UPDATE. This issue reports on the very successful OTM Cruise, Colombia, Haiti, and How to Use Amazon Smile. Let me know what you think of the letter.

We also have shared the current needs for OTM. Please pray about how God can use you to help us accomplish our mission in Haiti and Latin America. The needs are great, but God is greater, and He always provides. I trust God will lead you to be part of the blessing.

Grace and peace,
Doc and Anna

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