We were just privileged to participate in the congress weekend for the “Western Section” of Haiti. Our division has 35 corps and 26 outposts. Since there would be too many people for one congress, the congress was limited to soldiers in the central section of Haiti that we call “the West”. We met at the main corps in PAP, with the delegates sleeping in the Sal. Army school that is located in the compound. The corps was packed for all of the meetings. Each corps group presented special music. The PAP corps led the praise & worship for each meeting and everyone, young and old, enthusiastically participated.
The special guests were our new territorial leaders, Commissioners Raymond and Judith H., coming from the UK.They built on the territorial theme: “Together, Building Tomorrow, Today” and challenged us to be careful how we build and to build on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ. We build His kingdom through our influence, our relationships and our daily witness. We are the temple of God so we must be clean, holy people in all areas of our lives. On Sunday, we were reminded that this work of building is for God – that we are God’s Fellow Workers.
The altar area was not large enough to contain all those who sought the Lord for the strength and power to live lives worthy of our calling and to build for the Lord the kind of building that will stand the test of time. Commissioner Ray’s one regret was that, due to the language barrier, he was unable to personally minister to the soldiers and officers who came forward. He prayed for them in their midst.