Saturday, December 28, 2019

2020 Challenge

  • Ask God to give you a 2020 vision to see others as He sees them and ask Him to break your heart for what breaks His.
  • Evangelize.
  • Disciple at least one person.

GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

January 2020

Wow! a New Year already.  Time seems to fly as we get older and/or keeping busy serving our Lord.  Either way it is a Joy and also a privilege and honor to serve Him where He has called us.  We look forward to what God is going to do this New Year.

We will be flying into Port au Prince on January 16, staying with some in country friends/missionaries until we know it is clear to travel to our home on the mountain.

Faithful Four and the gold group recently walked 4 hours one way to visit another group and do some teaching from the lessons we provide.  They walked through mud and rain.  Also recently, they went on mission to another village where there is not a group.  They are very committed to serving the Lord.   Praise the Lord they have been able to continue visiting the prison and other groups to continue evangelizing and discipling with the truth of God's Word.

Prayer needs:
  • Access to fuel, food, internet for communication and supplies we need while in Haiti.
  • Travels.
  • Funds needed for the next few months while we are in Haiti and to help those that work with us that are struggling because of the past several months of unrest in the country which has caused items and fuel to rise in cost and a possible trip to the Dominican Republic
  • Those wanting to come to help will be able to come with no problems.
  • The Faithful 4 can rent a space in Port au Prince to start a church there.
  • Prison ministry
  • Those with the small loans that they can continue on even in the tough time
  • Others can come this spring or fall as our missions pastor and his family are planning to come in March and then a team from our home church this fall. 
Your prayers are most important and your giving is and will continue to be important as God continues to expand our territory.  Your coming as God leads to help and see is another important part.



Terry and Carolyn Routon
Psalm 133 Haiti Ministry
POBOX 1986
Warsaw MO  65355

Psalm 133 Haiti Ministry is a 501c3.  If you need your giving record for 2019, call Jackie at the church office at 660-438-3026.  If no answer leave a message and she or someone will get back to you.

GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

AS WE CELEBRATE WITH THANKSGIVING AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATING OUR LORD'S BIRTH, we also want to say thank you to each of you, who make it possible for us to continue to serve in the country of Haiti since 2004.  

EXPANDING our TERRITORY!!

As we continue to serve there and possibly in the Dominican Republic (we can drive there from Haiti) in 2020, we ask that you continue to pray for us as we seek God's direction in all we do.

2019 was an exciting year: 
  • We grew to 18 groups and a possibility of two more groups soon.  
  • The prison ministry and how many of the inmates have accepted Christ and want more Bible study.
  • The summer conferences on the book of Ephesians were a great success
  • The Faithful Four continuing to grow and do more as Terry has taught and been an example to them
  • The book I (Carolyn), with Terry's help with the stories and Alan Balmer helped edit finished and published
  • The success of the small business loans
  • The success of the school presentations by Pastor Rousier and his church
  • Put some roofs on church buildings

We expect 2020 to be another exciting year:
  • The groups continue to grow all across Haiti
  • God expanding our territory
  • The Faithful four start a mission church in Port Au Prince
  • The prison ministry growing
  • The summer conferences will be in zones of Haiti so more pastors can attend
  • Another couple with their family coming to help
  • Going to the Dominican Republic with one or more of the Faithful Four to start a pastors group there and disciple
  • Continuing the small business loans
  • Praying God will make a way so Pastor Rousier can continue to go into the schools with sexual purity and the gospel
  • Praying God will make a way to continue working on Pastor Paul's church building (the one we attend in Haiti)
  • Pray for the rioting and unrest to come to peace so we can return to Haiti in January.  Right now you can't travel around the country so we can't travel up to the Northwest.
James 1:22 Be ye doers of the Word and not hearers only

Maybe you would like to help with a small business loan for a pastor and his family as a Christmas gift that keeps on giving because as they pay it back, it goes to help another pastor and family start a business to provide for their needs.
Also when we return, we would like to give all those that have helped in the ministry this past year a bag of rice. If you would like to help with that, the cost is $25 a bag and will need 16 bags.

Psalm 133:1 Behold how good and pleasant it is when Christians dwell in unity.

Psalm 133 Haiti Ministry
Terry and Carolyn Routon
POBOX 1986
Warsaw MO  65355

Thursday, October 24, 2019

GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

October 23, 2019

Our hearts continue to be heavy for the situation in Haiti.
Thank you and please continue to pray for us and Haiti.  The unrest is causing many problems especially for missionaries and the Haitian people to move within the country for supplies, medical treatment etc.  This unrest and destruction is similar to a national disaster, just happening from within by the evil in the country instead of wind and water.

The pastors groups are having to stay close to home because of fuel problems.  Please continue to pray for fuel supply to be available and the cost to go back down so our faithful 4 and gold group can go to the other groups as scheduled and for a pickup they can use to go to the other groups.
As we mentioned before God continues to enlarge our territory.  We are looking into going to the Dominican Republic next year.  We will be flying into Haiti in January and if the unrest isn't better, we will need to fly up to MaWouj instead of driving our truck.  Right now the other missionaries are having to fly in and out of our area because the roads are being blocked by the rioters and won't let anyone through.  The cost to fly is $685 one way. Also because of the riots the cost of everything is going up.  Please ask God what He would have you do to help financially and how to pray these next few months. 
Also when we return in January there will be many needs from the political unrest and rioting which have also made the cost of living go up but no increase in money for the people.

"The book has been a great success and God is using it for His glory.  I am getting many good reviews from those that have read it.  The book contains information about my (Carolyn's) childhood, hurts He has brought me through, how Terry and I were called to the mission field and other ministries He called us to, about Haiti and the mission in Haiti including stories, plan of salvation, and more.  It is larger print, soft back and only 113 pages.  If you or you know someone that is hurting, someone that needs Jesus or thinking about doing missions, this book would be a good read for you or them.
I will be doing a book signing at Bread of Life book and gift store in Warrensburg, Friday, November 1st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Also will do a book signing at Bread of Life book and gift store in Clinton, Saturday, November 9th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  As long as supplies last you will get a Haitian mat to put on your table for free when you purchase a book.  Hope you can make it to one of those places to say hello and see the book, titled : From the Cradle to the Mission Field, He chose to use the most unlikely person. If you can't make it, let me know and we can arrange to get you one or to someone you would like to send one too.  They are also available now and will be after the signing at the above stores.  In Sedalia you can purchase it at the Shepherds Place."

Our time is filling up but if you would like for us to come and share what God is doing on a Sunday or during the week, please contact us as soon as possible.  We could also do a missions or ladies meeting/conference in November or December or next summer when we are back. The months summer 2020 we are planning to be back is last half of May until the end of August, so could possibly come and do some missions at your summer camp.

Question: If you are not already a liaison for the Psalm 133 Haiti Ministry, would you please consider being one for your church and friends?

Terry and Carolyn
Psalm 133 Haiti Ministry
P O Box 1986
Warsaw MO  65355

GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

SEPTEMBER 2019

Prayer Needs:
*Prison ministry.  Please pray for the new converts and pray that the pastors can get there to evangelize and disciple their.  The unrest and gas issues are making it difficult to get there.  
*When we return in January we can find a vehicle for them to take the pastors to the groups and prison when gas is available, we are praying we can find a used/dependable one to purchase for around $3,000 to $5,000.
*The unrest and gas situation.  Please pray that God will intervene and calm Haiti with His peace.
*God expanding our territory with more groups and we have been invited to go to the Dominican Republic to help start a unity group.
*More small business loans for pastor $200 each.  As they pay back the loan it will go to help more pastors.
*Planting a church in Port au Prince.
*New groups

Carolyn's book:  From the Cradle to the Mission Field : are located at the following places:
*We have some with us or can mail them
*The Shepherds Place christian bookstore in Sedalia
*Bread of Life christian bookstore in Clinton and Warrensburg
The lady that edited the book said this about the book after editing it.  "It’s a very interesting book.  She’s funny in places, encouraging to the reader, and her faith is as challenging as it is inspiring.  I enjoyed proofing it".

VBS report from 2 of the churches: 30 children accepted Christ

September 2019 - June 2020.    Pastor Rousier saw one of the students out on the street.  The student thanked him for coming to the schools and sharing about staying sexually pure for marriage and the gospel.  The student also said it has helped him so much and he has made the commitment to stay sexually pure and to Christ.  This student is out of school this year and had a motorcycle to make some money.  He saw Pastor Rousier needed a ride somewhere and gave him a ride at no charge.  Because you give, this ministry is making a difference in these young people.  This last school year over 5000 students and 300 teachers heard the gospel and the why and how to remain sexually pure. 

The Ephesians conferences this summer went great. We had three pastors from the USA to come help teach the conferences.
The Haitian pastors all testified that they are so thankful for the opportunity to come and learn more through the Bible study, visuals and games.  Most of them have no other possibility to study and learn except when they come here or by the copies of lessons in their language we send them during the year by the Faithful Four and Gold group  Also they testify how the fellowship of the unity groups are making a difference in each of the areas as they work together to accomplish more for the kingdom of God. The last conference ended with pastors from several areas in Haiti that heard about what God is doing here and want to see about joining in.  Please Pray these unity groups eventually cover Haiti with the gospel and the Truth of God's Word to rid the influence of voodoo, false teaching and traditions of men. 
Thank you for allowing God to use you to help with this God size project.
Each time we send the Faithful Four and Gold group it also cost around $50-$100 for transportation.

We anticipate there will be more than 20 unity groups by the end of this year.  As the groups continue to expand and as God continues to enlarge our territory, the needs increase as well. Sometimes when they travel to the other unity groups they will spend 2 or 3 days there to disciple.  

Because all that is going on with the prison ministry and number of groups growing, they make several trips in one month. That is why we are looking for another vehicle to use just for that part of the ministry.  Please pray with us that God will make a way and find a vehicle for us that will meet the need. 
 


Blessings,
Terry and Carolyn
Psalm 133 Haiti ministry
POBOX 1986
Warsaw MO  65355






These are some of the pictures of our 2019 summer conferences

Friday, August 2, 2019

GREETINGS IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

August 1, 2019

We are always excited to share updates with you because they show how God is on the move.  This one is no different.
This summer has been a very busy time for us, but we are being blessed by all God is doing among us here in Haiti.  As you will see below, God is on the move!

I am sending this out today and early this morning (been up since 3a.m.) so you can pray today and  because the internet is working.

Immediate prayer request:  Terry will be taking a pastor back to Port tomorrow (Thursday Aug 1) then picking up another and returning to the mountain on Sunday for more conferences.  Pray for safe travels and no storms of any kind to prevent travels. We have asked Jesus to calm the storm that is close to us today in the Caribbean.   Also pray for the marriage workshop and the last two pastor conferences.  We also see another storm coming our way, not sure how soon will be in our area.

September 8-15 We will be in Sedalia with the Harmony Baptist Association for their On Mission Celebration.  Come and see us if you get a chance.

September 2019 - June 2020.  Please consider committing to help with the school ministry to go in with the gospel and sexual purity through abstinence.  This past school year they presented to over 30 schools,  over 5,000 students and over 300 teachers.  The teachers and principals are asking we continue coming each year because it is making an impact.  Less dropouts which means less pregnancies, plus a few get saved each year or come to the presenters later asking for a bible or more information.  It is taking more presenters and it takes most of a day when they go, so we pay them something to go and they walk to all the schools.  The presenters are very committed to abstinence and faithful in a local church and do a good job.  

Prison ministry:  Each time the pastors go, they return with reports of God moving in some coming to accept Christ as Savior and how others are discipling one another with the New Testaments we were able to send.  Those that received sandals were so thankful.  If you would like to help, their are still some that need sandals.  Also it cost around $50 each trip they go just for transportation.  

The evangelism conference was a great blessing.  The tool they used is called Evangelism Explosion, you can find the information for it on line.  A couple Haitian pastors in Port au Prince have been trained and  travel around Haiti using this tool to equip pastors and leaders to then equip others for all to be able to share the gospel.  They came for 2 days and one of those days they took the time to do on the job training by going out.  10 people accepted Christ.  Praise the Lord!

The Ephesians conferences are going great. Our pastor from the Church of Living Water will be here the first two weeks of August to do a half day marriage conference and the last two conferences, ending on August 15.  
The Haitian pastors all testify that they are so thankful for the opportunity to come and learn more through the Bible study, visuals and games.  Most of them have no other possibility to study and learn except when they come here. We also send our Faithful Four and Gold group to them or by the copies of lessons in their language that we send them.  Also they testify how the fellowship of the unity groups are making a difference in each of the areas as they work together to accomplish more for the kingdom of God.

We anticipate there will be at least 20 unity groups by the end of this year.  As the groups continue to expand and as God continues to enlarge our territory, the needs increase as well. Sometimes when they travel to the other unity groups they will spend 2 or 3 days there to disciple.  When they go to the prison, it is an all day trip.
We could use a couple more part time workers.  Rousier is not able to do it all and pastor a church, so he has asked to go to part time also.
As God lays it on your hearts to give and you are obedient, know that you are helping to change lives spiritually and also physically as we help with the small business loans.

We are grateful God has us here for such a time as this.


As God continues expanding our territory, we are asking you to:  

1.  Commit to pray
2.  Commit to give financially as God lays on your heart

Philippians 4:17: Not that I/we seek the gift, but I/we seek the fruit that abounds to your account.
Your gift will help evangelize the lost, disciple and equip pastors. 
Thank you in advance for giving and praying. 
All donations are tax deductible.
Please make checks out to: Psalm 133 Haiti Ministry and mail to:
Psalm 133 Haiti Ministry
c/o Church of Living Water
P O Box 1986
Warsaw MO  65355

Our love for Christ, what He did for us on the Cross and the love He put in our hearts for the lost and the Haitian people keep us here.  God uses your love for us, your encouragement, along with your prayers and financial giving to make it possible for us to be here to  minister and disciple pastors so they can be equipped to evangelize, disciple and be an effective pastor that teaches truth.

Show God you are truly ready to follow Him wherever He leads:
HAVE YOUR PASSPORT READY SO YOU CAN GO WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT SAYS GO!!!!!!!!!

Blessings to each of you
Terry and Carolyn Routon
Your missionaries to Haiti

PS: 
Book:  From the Cradle to the Mission Field
The lady that edited the book I, Carolyn is writing with Terry's help, said this about the book after editing it.  "It’s a very interesting book.  She’s funny in places, encouraging to the reader, and her faith is as challenging as it is inspiring.  I enjoyed proofing it".
It should be ready for sale September 1st, maybe a few days before.