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2018 - Haiti Mission Trip Recap

It is with great pleasure to tell you, we had a very successful mission

 trip to Haiti with over 60 more souls giving their lives to Jesus. 

This is ALWAYS our focus and the core of the ministry. 

Here is a recap of the mission!

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Mission Trip Journal

Feb 27th - Mar 5th 2018​

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DAY 2 - Wednesday - February 28, 2018 

VBS, Evangelism, Shade House, Prayer Walks, Market & Food Basket Assembly

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Day 2 - Wednesday - The day was off to a great start!!  After breakfast we loaded up in the rental truck and "Big Red."Big Red for God is a three-wheeled motorcycle that was generously donated to Psalm139LOVE for their work in Haiti.


We drove to Monac where we had a very busy and fun filled day.  First stop, Gemel Bakery to buy some freshly baked bread. 


Love-a-Child referred Ben and Ron to our team to build a shade house for the Gras Li (His Grace) Garden in Monac (the community garden that Amanda and Wilnot previously started to feed the malnourished children.) So they got started on that project! 


Team Member Gail and her translator Diranot taught English while Team Members Yvonne, Cindy and Sandy taught the VBS. The theme was ARMOR OF GOD to the children. 


Of course it was not all work and no play.....Angie and I made PBJ sandwiches and Koolaid for the kids. What a treat that was! Then we blew bubbles, painted fingernails, played games and just loved on every child we could for as long as we could❤


We went on prayer walks through the community handing out tracts and solar audio Bibles as well as praying over families who had special requests.  The one young woman we visited and gave a audio Bible to, lived in a  one room house with a few children. 

Their home was destroyed in the earthquake so she moved up to this area but her husband was not able to find work so he’s in Port Au Prince but can’t work because he burned his arm. We also gave her a goat for milk for the children and she can later breed the Nanny to be able to sell the off-springs at the market or trade for food. 


We also visited one home that had a sugar cane mill that was making syrup. Then time to leave came too soon. We visited Madam Gabrielle's store and purchased rice, beans, oil, butter, garlic and onions to make food baskets. 


After dinner at the guesthouse we assembled several of the food baskets to distribute to families. For example one family Gail Bain prayed over had a very young girl maybe 14 that told us her mother had died leaving her and her 8 younger siblings. She told us her father was looking for work and it was very hard to get enough food for her family. These stories sure do tug on your heartstrings. Today many souls were won for His kingdom in Heaven.....TODAY WAS A GREAT DAY!!!!❤


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DAY 1 - Tuesday - February 27, 2018 

Early Morning Flight and Arrival

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Day 1 - Tuesday - Our team left Missionary Flights International in Fort Pierce, Florida, on a 1943 DC3 cargo plane at 7am with 1200 pounds of freight. We landed in Cap Haitian to clear customs then a short 12 minute flight to Pignon were we landed in a cow pasture! We were greeted by Haitan Hope. Once all the freight was unloaded and loaded, we had a long, bumpy right to the HAFF guesthouse in Bohoc. 


We finally arrived at the HAFF guesthouse in Bohoc. It has no running water and no indoor toilet.  After a tour of the 40 acre compound, we rested a bit and then had dinner while debriefing with Haitian Hope. Later, the team prepared for the next day by working on their VBS lessons and Gail Bain prepared her lessons for the next day English class. Check out all the pictures by clicking on the picture. 

Monday - February 26, 2018 

Meet & Greet 

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Our team assembled in Clearwater, Florida on Monday, February 26, 2018. Everyone quickly got to know each other and then it was time to load up all the luggage and freight and drive down to Ft Pierce, Florida to Missionaries Flights International to have it all weighed and loaded on the plane. A "last supper" was shared at the Cracker Barrel and it was back to the hotel with lights out early! Wake up call comes early!!

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DAY 5 - Saturday - March 3, 2018

Team Split - Checked on 2 community Gardens with Dr. Valentin Abe

and part team visited and ministered in Chadirac

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DAY 5 - Saturday - What an amazing day!!! Our team split again today! Angie, Ron, and Wilnot and myself left to meet Dr Valentin Abe to discuss agriculture ideas for Gras Li Gardens. 


 Dr. Abe was voted one of the 100 most influential people in Time magazine in 2010.  He is a widely acclaimed agronomist, has a strong reputation for aqua-cultural development programs. A native of the Ivory Coast and a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Abe earned his PhD in Aquaculture from Auburn University in 1995. He then became a member of the International Center for Aquaculture and Aquatic Environment (ICAAE) team at Auburn and assistant coordinator for their training program. And in 1997, became program Director for Haiti�s aquaculture development program. Dr. Abe started Caribbean Harvest in 2005, and has been recognized as one of the most effective leaders making a difference in Haiti.


 I met  Dr. Abe at a seminar in Ft Myers, Florida at Echo Farms last year. We immediately made a connection. He said he would come see me in Haiti when I was there and sure enough,  he drove 4 hours from Port Au Prince to visit my Ministry. I was so honored.  He  gave us his  wisdom and great advice . We discussed possible future projects!  We're already working on something special but it's a secret for now. Pray for us. This would be big! And Dr. Valentin Abe is the man to have working with you. What an honor and privileged


After we left Gras li Garden in Monac, we drove to Cercady to check the drip irrigation system we gave them last year for the community garden. Abe was able to give us some good advice on that garden as well. 


Our Texas team members along with Frednel and Bervens left at 6am to drive 3 1/2 hours to Chadirac to visit and pray over Haitian friends team member Gail knew from her previous trips to Haiti.


The team saw many sights along the way never seen before. Cotton trees, yes trees about 20 feet high not bushes as in Texas. Also a big hog tied on the back of a motorcycle....this little piggy went to market!!! 🐗 Oh yes and a lady carrying a refrigerator on her head...yes I said her head. 😳


After a long morning ministering and visiting in Chadirac, the team loaded up to return to the guest house but first stopping by Jeffel Hotel for lunch of fish, goat and lamb. The team arrived back at the guesthouse just in time for supper!! 


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DAY 4 - Friday - March 2, 2018

Visited Home, Land, Garden, VBS, English Class

Feminine Products Distribution, Haitian Hope Appreciation Party,

Former VooDoo Witchdoctor Testimony

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Day 4 - Today Gail and Cindy took a walk in Bohoc to visit Cindy's little sponsor girl Wilande's home. We visited with her mom about the new roof she is receiving soon. She gave us a tour of her home to show us the poor shape it is in. Frednel, Bruno, Jocelyn, Jodelin, Ron and Ben went back to Monac to finish building the shade house for Gras Li Garden.


 Amanda and the remainder of the team visited the new garden in Pignon. They met the young man, Fednet, who donated land for the community. Fednet is an Agriculture student with a BIG plot of land and an even bigger heart!


He has allowed 10 families to have a Chapin Living Waters drip irrigation garden in his backyard. He knows the struggles of his people. Hope Seeds provided seeds specially formulated for this particular area and Chapin Living Waters donated the drip irrigation kits.  Because it's very difficult to farm in the dry climate Amanda and Wilnot are teaching them how to use community garden. (Thank you Doug Carlson and Bethany from Hope Seeds for supplying the needs to this community.)


See all the barren land in the picture behind Fednet? It’s all his property and he's allowing us to build MORE gardens for even MORE families! Amanda brought 20 drip tape kits that will go there . Fednet also took us next door to his nursery where he also has a compost station. Thank you Fednet for your love ,compassion , and willingness to share with the community!


Next we drove and hour and half to the community La Victorie where we met with the five families that are being provided with a new pump and hose to draw water up from the river to their garden. A value of $1000 but more valuable to the hungry people. Now they can have more than one growing season...meaning more food to eat, more food to sell or trade for other items.  


Next stop was the church where Gail and her interpreter, Dironet, taught English class for the children and adults. They were amazed how quickly they all were learning the language. Cindy, Yvonne and Sandy taught the children about the Armor of God in VBS.  Afterwards, 26 children wanted to give their lives to Jesus and follow Him. Gail  had the privilege of praying the Prayer of Salvation with them. All glory goes to God. 


Later,  Cindy handed out menstrual pads to the young women that St. Ann's Catholic Church, Becky Hammond and Tammy Vander Heide made as well as panties she, Yvonne and Sandy bought. Angie and Amanda blessed the girls with dresses made by Becky Hammond and Domino's  Promise Sewing Team.


 On the way back to the HAFF guesthouse, from LaVictorie, we saw several houses of voodoo and passed out Gospel tracs along the way. Some people call it street evangelism, Gail called it "sowing and strowing" seeds....saving souls!!! LOL When we stopped near a very powerful witch doctors house, Gail jumped out of the truck and ran into the yard leaving tracks in the chair by the gate. 


As we headed back to the guesthouse we saw some unusual sights (we got a couple of pictures) including de blan (two white) guys!!! We were shocked to see Ron and Ben. They finished the shade house today!


 We arrived just in time to host the Haitian Hope Appreciation Dinner for Wilnot, Dondy, Bervens, Ebents, Jocelyn and their parents. Frednel, Jodelin and Bruno joined us as well.  


After dinner we met with Dabou and Nelson, two former witch doctors and listened to their amazing testimony how they are now winning souls for Christ now. We sent Haitian Gospel tracs and Jesus Storybook Bibles with them. You just never know how God will use you. What a way to end the day!!!

DAY 3 - Thursday - March 1, 2018

VBS, Prayer Walks, Praying over the sick, Food Basket Distribution, 

Bible Distribution,  Shade House, Birthday Party

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DAY 3 -  Thursday - Another great day in Haiti!!  After gathering our supplies together, we headed to Cayahonde while Frednel, Diggy, Ben, and Ron went to Monac to continue their work on building the shade house for Gras Li Garden.


We began our day in the Cayhonde  meeting with the leadership council where they expressed how grateful they were for our team to be working in their community. Pastor Erivu told us a young mother heard we were coming and she brought her 6 month old baby to the church for us to pray over her for healing which we did, of course.


 Our team  then split and visited 8 homes during prayer walks where we blessed people with food baskets and prayers. One of these tiny homes, possibly 6 X 12 had 14 people living there!!! The biggest prayer requests were for larger homes, metal roofs to replace the palm leaves that leak on the dirt floors, healing for illnesses, food to eat and jobs to enable men to provide for their families. We prayed over them giving encouragement and sharing the love of Jesus. 


We walked back to the church and Yvonne, Cindy and Sandy held VBS again teaching the Armor of God while Diorno and Gail taught English to adults and children. We couldn't have done it without Angie!  She was everywhere doing everything we needed picking up the slack always. Gail told the salvation story again today with the Evangacube and more names were written the BOOK OF LIFE!!!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!  


We left the Jesus Storybook Bibles in Creole with Pastor Erivu to distribute.  After a full day in the community, we went back to Bohoc picking up the guys in Monac, who worked on the shade house. It already looks awesome. 


Before we arrived at HAFF Guesthouse we stopped by Madam Gabriel's to treat ourselves to a COLD DRINK after a long and hot day.  After dinner we threw a birthday party for Daphca 'Amanda's girl'💕 We even had a SURPRISE visit from Donny and Bervens. What a night of celebration...we ate cake, danced, acted silly, laughed so much and had so much fun!🍰🎶🎉🎶💃🎈🎶 They told us it was the best night ever❤❤❤❤❤That will make your heart smile! 


After the party we debriefed with Wilnot. Our team is blessed to have such an amazing leader to take such good care of us. Wilnot Mericer, president and founder of Haitian Hope has such determination and passion to do God's will!!  Haitian Hope is a blessing to Psalm139LOVE!! 



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DAY 7 - Monday - March 5, 2018  

Shade House Dedication and Market Day

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Monday is Market Day. We all loaded up in the truck and headed to the market. Later in the afternoon, we all went to Monac to dedicate the completed shade house for Gras Li Garden. What a tremendous job they did and what a blessing it will be to keep the scorching sun off the plants and seedlings. 


Ron Lusk and Ben Fry who built our Shade House in Monac were referred to me by my friend and wise counselor Rad Hazelip of Love-a-Child. They have a Charity called "Sustainable Food Production" which provides these shade houses they can be used as nurseries for veggies or chicken coops. They chose Psalm139LOVE and Haitian Hope out of so many other organizations that are on a wait list and for that we are so blessed!!! 


After the Shade House dedication Ron and Ben  helped us make a few chicken nesting boxes for the Pastor. More on that later! 


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DAY 6- Sunday - March 4, 2018

Church and Widow's Luncheon

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We had Church at MARANATHA. Right after church we went to Bon Samaritan church to help get the widows luncheon ready. Madame Gabriel, Madame Cleman and Madame Layosteen are in charge and are old friends of mine and Angie’s since we first met in 2008. These ladies LOVE this time with us.  And we LOVE time with them! We all eat, sing and some testify of God's blessings and the WE DANCE!!  It brings these ladies to life. They enjoy this fun fellowship so much. We have grown to love each one and know them by name. We get loved on by them too. It's such a sweet time of fellowship! 


John Draxton and his two boys drove from Port Au Prince and we all had a great time of fellowship and worship with Fabius and the choir. John Draxton is the president of IFOSUD  (International Farmers Organization for a Sustainable Development) and works in agriculture by giving farmers micro loans to get them

In business. He also raises beef there and have made a mutual connection through a missionary named Michael Leo and we are planning on collaborating on projects in the area of Monac. It’s all about missionaries helping other missionaries! 


Tonight, we had to honor of having Fabius and The Men's Choir of Bohoc, come sing and play for us...as they do most every year we come. Wonderful praise with Godly men! Fabius was previously blessed with two accordions through generous donations through Psalm139LOVE. He was a blessed and VERY joyful music director!!  John and his boy stayed and enjoyed the fellowship and music. 

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DAY 8 - Tuesday - March 6, 2018 - LAST DAY

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Day 8 - Words can’t express what an amazing time our team had on our recent trip to Haiti. We had over 60+ salvations which will always be our main focus as this is the heart of God....to see the ones He created come into a relationship with Him.


My right-hand Assnt Team Leader, Angela K Priest, was with me and has been with me on many trips starting in 2008 on my first journey. She’s such and encourager! She's  always at the right place helping out wherever needed. She has a servants heart is willing to do anything at anytime without grumbling!


Gail Bain, who has been with me on my last trip, brought her friends Cindy Lancaster, Sandy Mullens and Yvonne King (Texas)! I can’t even tell you how much love and compassion they had for everyone they came in contact with. They provided multiple food baskets , goats , a tin roof plus held VBS went on prayer walks and much more. ..they brought suitcases of presents and snacks! I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time because these ladies are hysterical!!


Yvonne and Sandy had NEVER been on a mission trip and trust me this was RAW! No running water, had to use outhouses, riding in the back of a pickup truck in the heat on extremely bumpy roads and no complaints! I think they rather enjoyed roughing it. ha ha


Ron Lusk and Ben Fry who built our Shade House in Monac were referred to me by my friend and wise counselor Rad Hazelip of Love-a-Child. They have a Charity called "Sustainable Food Production" which provides these shade houses they can be used as nurseries for veggies or chicken coops.


They chose Psalm139LOVE and Haitian Hope out of so many other organizations that are on a wait list and for that we are so blessed!!! Thank you guys for taking a chance to travel with this crazy group of ladies!!! We loved having you guys with us. Our group was in unity the entire time and we thank you for your prayers and financial support. Much was done to the Glory of God for His kingdom.


My guys of Haitian Hope ,Mercier Wilnot, Jocelyn Azeme, St-ulysse Ebents, Bervens Berson, Dondy Alexis along with Borgella Jodelin and Brunot Jean and our translators Previlus, Diranot, Frednel, D. Antoine and Ebens dad,Pastor Erivu, it couldn’t and wouldn’t have been the same without you.


Wilnot, your time and effort of coordinating all of the projects we planned was perfect. Thank you for your ❤️ huge heart to partner with me. I know God divinely appointed us to work together.


Now that we're back in the States, it's time to begin raising funds for our future projects which will be revealed later. It's a secret!! Thank you for your financial and prayerful support. We could not do this without you!


In His Loving Kindness, 

Amanda Pecott

Founder/President Psalm139LOVE

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Psalm139LOVE ~ Haiti Mission Trip ~ 2017

MISSIONARIES AT WORK.....MISSION ACCOMPLISHED IN JESUS NAME

Our 2017 Haiti Mission Trip was a complete success! Praise the Lord!

Read all about it in Amanda's mission trip newsletter! It will bless you!!

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Psalm139LOVE ~ Haiti Mission Trip Story 2017

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We Are Gathered Together...In Jesus Name!

And The Journey Begins!

The team met at noon Aug 23 (Wed).  Truck, van and cars were loaded with all the freight and luggage for 8 team members and made our way to Ft Pierce to unload 1400 lbs of freight at Mission Flights International (MFI). We then checked into our hotel and ate the Cracker Barrel for our "Last Supper." LOL Great meal and fellowship but we had a early wake up call in the morning!  (Click on picture)

Rise and Shine...Time to Fly!

Early, early morning...time to be about our Father's Business. We gathered our belongings, checked out of our hotel and headed to Missionary Flights International for our flight. They are the greatest! They've been serving missionaries for over 50 yrs!! oh.. When was the last time your pilot prayed for you??  Take a look at some of the pictures of our day!  (Click on the picture)

We finally arrived at our Guesthouse! 

After a long and bumpy 30-40 min ride, we finally arrived at the Guest House in Bohoc, Haiti. We didnt get too many pictures but these will give you some idea.  (Click on the picture)

Market Day to Support Madame Gabriel

As always, we visited the Bohoc market to visit Madame Gabriel and support her in her "store"! She is a good and Godly woman! Take a look at how the remote regions in Haiti do their market. (Click on the picture)

Haitian Hope

We Surprised Mirlande with House Repairs

Mirlande is a new babe in Christ and a young single mother with two adorable children....Kervens (3yrs old) who is severely handicapped and baby Lelya (6 mos). Mirlande and her mother lived in a very rugged hut of sticks and tarps with just partial rock and palm leaf roof. During the rainy season, they would get flooded with mud floors. By the grace of God, they have survived as long as they have. Wilnot Mercier, Founder of Haitian Hope, shared the gospel with Mirlande and she gave her life to Christ. Supporters and Psalm139LOVE felt such compassion for Mirlande . Love was poured out to her and her family. Take a look. (Click on the picture)

Cooking Center Dedicated & Painted! 

Praise The Lord for a very generous donation to build a cooking center for this remote village. As you will see in the pictures, their way of cooking was extremely dangerous for their health. Now they have a secure building for cooking for their family, community or missionaries. 

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Time to Gift Goats to Families

It's a very good thing for a Haitian family to own a goat. A nanny goat can provide milk for children and they can breed the nanny to produce more goats to sell at the market so they will have money to buy beans and rice or whatever their family might need. We bought 25 goats to give to needy families and also orphans who are currently staying with a family so it will bless that house! (Click on the picture)

We held a Medical and Eye Clinic

We held a medical clinic for the village. The medical students of Haitian Hope and our team nurse was able to see many families for their medical needs. We also held an Eye Glass clinic to distribute over 100 donated reading and prescription eye glasses. (Click on the picture)

Teaching..Preaching..Praising...Souls being saved!

We held a VBS for the children, adult men's class, and adult women's class. Many Haitian men, women and children gave their lives to Jesus. Praise The Lord!! (Click on the picture)

Domino's Promise Sewing Club Blesses the Girls

Domino's Promise Sewing Club is a group of awesome Godly, compassionate women who have used their sewing skills to make cool dresses for the Haitian girls. (Click on the picture)

We Blessed the Children!!

Praise The Lord for so many wonderful donations of boy clothes, baby clothes and bibs, personalized backpacks, toothbrushes & toothpaste, school supplies, cups, shoes and children's Haitian Creole Bibles. Thank you to all our faithful compassionate donors who saw a need and met it! God bless you! (Click on the picture)

We Blessed Many with Solar Audio Bibles

With many illiterate and/or blind Haitians, we blessed them with a Solar Audio Bible in Haitian Creole..some from Galcom International and others from Dr Charles Stanley's ministry. ( Click on the picture)

We Dedicated a Well House and Repaired Another

Last year we were able to get fresh running water to Monac...a  village of 1500+. There only source of water was a contaminated water hole. God provided and they now have water. This year, thanks to a generous donation, we were able to build a cement block house to protect it from the elements and abuse.  We dedicated that well house this recent mission trip. In another village of 4000+, Cayhonde, we were able to put in a new well for them and repair two more than had been broken for years.  Pastor, Wilnot and I were able to get the first gush of water!! This well is so important. It's right next to the church and the Pastor's garden. (Click on the picture)

We Blessed the Widows with a Luncheon

Every mission trip, we have a big Widow's Luncheon. There's a little preaching and a lot of eating, singing and dancing. The widows look forward to this every year. It's a wonderful time of fellowship and to get together with friends they haven't seen in a while. (Click on the picture)

We Gave Seminar on Seed Trays and Drip Kits

 Psalm139LOVE and Haitian Hope in partnership with Chapin Living Waters hosted a seminar in Cayhonde  and Leodirage on our recent mission trip August 2017. Mr Wilner, an agronomist from Love-a-Child run by Bobby & Sherry Burnette, gave an intensive training on Chapin Living Waters Drip Irrigation Systems. Each attendee received their own drip kit and packet of seeds donated by Hope Seeds.  (Click on the picture)

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