Pastor’s Conference – Potino, Haiti: June 20-24

First of all, we want to thank you for your many prayers over the time of the conference. If you had been praying for a time of clear Biblical teaching, attentive & interested men, and the presence of the Holy Spirit, you may praise the Lord with us for answered prayer!

Philip Rudolph and Jim Kelly (elders from our home congregation here in TN) arrived in Port-au-Prince late on Saturday evening, June 18. We spent a very hot night in P-au-P at a guesthouse. The next day when we were ready to leave, we found out that one of our two interpreters had mistaken the dates for the conference and thought they were the following week! But thankfully, though there was some delay in our departure, he was still able to come with us, and we were so thankful for that!

Travel up the rough trail went well, and we arrived safely in Potino on Sunday evening. Michael set up all of his audio and recording equipment Sunday night, and the rest of the set-up was completed Monday morning. Michael was able to get good sound and video recordings of the whole conference. Lord willing, we will be making those available in other areas of Haiti as well.

The first session on Monday morning began strong with hymns, prayer, and anticipation. Then, a time of sound, Biblical teaching, you could just see the men drinking it in. Biblical exposition is not commonly found in Haiti, often personal opinions and traditions obscure what the Scripture really says. They have been taught certain things all of their lives, and everyone else thinks the same way. If you could only see their excitement as their hearts and minds are taught by the Word of God, and they realize new truths. It’s a privilege to be able to sit there and witness the Lord working!

Philip taught on Worship. The concept of “worship” is very misunderstood in Haiti. Many or most think it has to do with singing & getting worked up, dancing, and yelling. Philip was able to show from Scripture what the definition of worship really is. How does GOD want us to worship? What should worship look like in our meetings? How should we prepare to worship? He answered these questions and many more during the sessions throughout the week. Worship is the state of the heart before God and is voiced through the channels of singing, praise, Scripture reading, prayer, preaching of the Word, and is in conformity to His will and command. Worship is words; it is giving back to God the truths He has already given to us.

Jim taught on Systematic Theology. He showed how you can take any verse of scripture or any Biblical truth and divide them into one of seven categories: The study of God, The study of Christ, The study of The Holy Spirit, The study of man and creation, The study of Salvation, The study of the Church, and The study of the things of the last days. He gave an overview of each point using many Scriptures and helped them practice dividing the truths found in any verse into the different categories. He showed them how to organize and understand the way they work together and then how to teach these truths to their home congregations. He used a puzzle to illustrate how all of the doctrines of Scripture fit together perfectly, but, you must have and understand all the pieces in order to get the whole picture. If you only hold to some of the truths of scripture or do not understand some of them and how they work, the puzzle will not fit together and it will be a scrambled mess. He taught them how Systematic Theology helps you piece all the truths of scripture together and keeps you from ignoring any of the doctrines of the Bible.

The last session of the week was going late. The men were asked, do you want to stop now or finish this topic? The vote was unanimous, “keep going”! It didn’t matter that they each had a 1-4 hour walk home in the hot afternoon sun. They had the rare opportunity to be taught and they were loving it. Thank you each again for your prayers and support that make these conferences possible. God is so good!

Here are some pictures from the week:








October Potino Trip

A wonderful medical team came down from Chattanooga, TN and spent five days in Potino. We were privileged to have a RN friend of Virginia’s, Lorene Miller from OH join the team as well. We were blessed with three family practice doctors, Dr. Paul Dassow, Dr. Mike Shepherd, and Dr. Eric Lisic. Also, two OB GYN’s – Dr. Jeanie Dassow and resident Dr. Zineb Mashak who were able to set up a women’s healthcare clinic next door, providing exams, counseling, and help for ladies who have never really had it before. Dr. Lisic’s wife came too, and was a marvelous help in the pharmacy! We had great translators and excellent cooks. In four days of clinic, the entire team was able to treat about 370 patients.

Team photo


Please Pray

Dear Friends,

We would like to share a couple prayer requests with you.

Over the past couple of months there have been a few armed robberies along “the trail”. The trail is the 12.5 mile section between our home, the Allegre/Grand Fond area, and Petit Goave. It takes about 1 ½ hours to drive it, during which it winds up and down and around many mountains and through a couple rivers.

Several weeks ago, a missionary friend was driving up this trail in his truck and on two separate days he was held up by gunmen demanding his money. Yesterday evening, a young man from a nearby mission was traveling up the trail when three gunmen stopped him and demanded he hand over his money. We also heard that gunmen were terrorizing a market today along the trail, shooting into the air and telling everyone to go home. The Petit Goave police are involved and investigating the situation, but what that means exactly, we don’t know.

Please keep those who have recently been threatened and robbed in your prayers, pray that God would take away any fear and give them and their families peace. Also, we have had plans to travel to Port-au-Prince this weekend and to do that we have to drive the trail. Please pray for our safety and peace of mind! We have considered canceling our trip, but since the police are somewhat involved currently, it’s probably just as safe as the next week. We have been thinking and praying about this a lot. We know that we serve a sovereign Lord who will not allow anything to happen to us that is outside His will. What a comfort that is! Whether we are here in Haiti or anywhere else, our King is on the throne reigning and governing every event and circumstance we face. We do need wisdom though as we make decisions and consider what His will would be for us as we work and travel here.

Thank you so much!
Michael and Breanna


Bonjour! from Grand Fond, Haiti

Hello to each one of you from the lovely mountain area of Grand Fond, Haiti!  We got another good rain last night, so everything is fresh and clean and the sun is brightly shining.  The birds are happily chirping, the ravens are squawking, and there is a cool breeze coming in the window.  It was very dry here for awhile, but it has started raining a few times a day for the past week and our garden is greatly appreciating that! The first tomatoes are ripening!!

It has been too long since we have sent out an update and we do apologize for that.  There has been so much going over the past couple of months, there was a lot of stress for awhile just trying to get everything done and meet deadlines. To be very honest with you, when things are like that you just can’t simultaneously find time and words to write an “update”. Maybe we should just make a prayer request email next time things are that busy.  Things are slowing down a little now, though our days are still very full and filled with unexpected surprises, but that’s okay. 

So, where to begin?  I’ll start with April.  In short, the beginning of April was filled with preparation for our Haiti wedding reception, a medical team, getting our box truck unloaded and the things hauled up the mountain, many house projects, a lot of time in Port au Prince, LIFE Literature work, etc.

Our Haiti wedding reception was on Saturday, April 18, and it was quite a big ordeal!  Before we were married, many Haitian friends asked us if we were going to have a wedding reception in Haiti since our wedding was taking place in the States and it was impossible for them to come. We realized that culturally it was a big deal that we have a “fèt” (party) here as well since this is where we live.  We spent several hours consulting with some Haitian friends as to how to do culturally correct food, invitations, decorations, seating, etc. In the beginning we had this idea of doing things “simply”, but they said that it wouldn’t be a party unless we did decorating and a LOT of food.  They said the success of any celebration in Haiti is completely defined by the food you provide. They said they would love to plan it for us and make the food, for which we were very relieved and thankful!  Pastor Levi (from the local church in Allegre), his wife, and sister oversaw it all with help from ladies at church and we assisted where we could. They made 3-4 kinds of fried chicken, 3-4 kinds of pasta salad, various beet and cabbage salads, and many more things that I didn’t even have a place on my plate to try.  A missionary friend, Jo Seibel made a beautiful wedding cake.  At the party, before everyone ate, there was a short sermon, the church choir sang a couple of songs, Pastor Levi talked for a little bit, Michael spoke for several minutes, and then everyone feasted.  Quite a few Haitian friends came up to Michael afterwards and said things like, “Because you gave us a party, you are part of our family now.”  I will include some pictures below!

Our house is still coming together. A couple of weeks ago Michael did all the threading of copper pipe from the basement to the upstairs to hook up the stove in our apartment!  So I am enjoying being able to cook in my own kitchen.  There are so many things that go into making a house truly usable like it’s meant to be, so any “spare” minutes (we force Michael to have, ha!) are usually spent on him fixing something, putting something together, or one of the many projects brand new houses seem to require.  So working on the house has been an ongoing thing around here that one of these days we hope we can at least mostly check off our list of things that need done.  Michael has also been working a lot on the property here, cutting down some trees that needed cut down, driveway renovation, putting in a foundation for another storage container for medical supplies, and things like that.Another big project the beginning of May was Wilmane’s house.  Wilmane is the Haitian gate guard and helper who lives here on the property, and has worked with Michael for about 5 years.  He was living in a shack that was already on the property when AFH purchased it, but it was in poor condition and it needed rebuilt.  So Michael poured concrete posts, purchased supplies and prepared the site for his dad, Philip and his brother, Timothy to come down and build Wilmane a new house.  They came and built it in about a week, and now it is a nice little place.  Wilmane is VERY happy with it!  While Philip and Timothy were down, they also installed the cupboard doors and drawer fronts on Virginia’s and my kitchen cupboards, so WE are VERY happy! It was very nice to have them here, we enjoyed seeing and spending some time with them. Currently Michael’s friend Lyndon from Port au Prince is staying with us for several days to help Michael with some projects.  Today, they are actually in Petit Goave getting a shipping container for Michael’s cousin Don who has a children’s home near us. Then on Thursday, Lord willing, they will get one for us to store Aid For Haiti’s medical supplies in.  They plan to haul the containers up the mountain one at a time on the back of Don’s large truck.  The truck needs fixed before it can do any hauling though, so they are working on that today as well.  The container will be great to have on the property here.   We are hoping to get all of the medicines and medical supplies out of La’Cule during the next couple of months and store a lot of it in the new container. That is a huge project coming up, but it needs to be done. The building in La’Cule where AFH has been storing the medical supplies is expensive to rent, and now that we will have a place to store it, we are going to be moving it up to the mountains and re-organizing everything. So that is what we’ve been up to the past 6 weeks.   In brief, over the next month and a half or so, we will hopefully be able to finish up the house projects, build the patio/dining room on the main floor, move and organize La’Cule medical supplies, make security window bars for Wilmane’s house, change the engine on Michael’s truck, and prepare for the next surgery team coming in July.We recently received some questions as to how we get our mail, so I thought I’d provide some information on that.  We get mail through a missionary mail service called Missionary Flights International (MFI).  If anyone would like to send letters, etc. the address below is the place to send it to in Florida, and then MFI brings it to Haiti where we pick it up in Port au Prince. Any envelope under one pound is free, after that we pay $1 a pound and whatever customs charges.  Here is the address:Michael and Breanna Rudolph3170 Airmans Dr # 2201-AFHFt. Pierce, FL 34946Some people have also asked where to send support or donations; that is better sent to our address in the States which is:1367 Old Manchester RoadMorrison, TN 37357Never doubt that we love hearing from you! 🙂In His Service,Michael and Breanna Rudolph

An update from the Rudolphs…

It has been a long time since I have written an update for the Aid for Haiti blog! I am going to attempt to write at least a brief update concerning the past few months of our lives.

Mid December 2014, Michael came home to TN to help prepare for our wedding!  We were very happily married January 17, 2015. 🙂

January 17, 2015
January 17, 2015

We had a wonderful honeymoon in FL following our wedding!  We did quite a bit of traveling (TN, MO, IA) after our honeymoon, but we really enjoyed just being together. 🙂

Michael, Virginia and I arrived in Haiti on February 12.  We spent almost a week at home in Grand Fond unpacking, planting garden, and various other projects.  On February 18 we went to Port au Prince to do a variety of things that needed done since Michael’s long trip to the States.  One of the things we did was put away a shipping container of books for LIFE Literature.  We spent a full day moving many tons of literature and organizing the warehouse.  We also did shopping, bookwork and were able to weld the window bars and security door for our apartment.

February 25 we headed back home to the mountains planning to install the window bars, move into our apartment, and prepare for the 2 week medical team coming on March 10.  But God had other plans and we weren’t able to accomplish it all. On the way up the trail I began to have a fever and body aches.  Over the next couple of days I battled a fever off and on, it seemed like I had a virus. Gradually it won over and I was in a bed not moving much.  The sickness turned into a constant fever, nausea and vomiting.  I hadn’t been eating and was getting dehydrated. Michael gave me an IV and was able to get the vomiting to discontinue with some meds.  But for days after that I still wasn’t getting better, and when my eyes and skin started turning yellow and my whole body became severely itchy, we knew something was quite wrong.  We had done malaria and typhoid tests, both were negative.

Late Sunday Morning (March 8) we left the mountains and headed to Port au Prince to make arrangements for the medical team that would arrive in 2 days.  We also were thinking we’d get some lab work done for me while we were in town.  After arriving in PAP, I was doing worse.  Michael was in contact with his brother-in-law Dr. Philip Sutherland over the phone. As more symptoms became apparent, Michael decided we would skip doing testing in Haiti and go back to the States as they were narrowing the problem down it it probably being my gallbladder in which case surgery most likely would be required.  Thankfully, Michael was able to find tickets for both of us to fly out the next day.

To make a long story short, in less than 24 hours after purchasing tickets, we arrived in Chattanooga, TN at the Erlanger Hospital where I was able to have an ERCP and gallbladder surgery done less than two days after arrival and I am now recovering quite well.  We had a follow up visit with the gastroenterologist and surgeon a few days ago. The gastroenterologist said based on what the blood work showed, he believes I had Epstein Barr Virus, and the surgeon said my gallbladder was inflamed and definitely needed to be removed, so between the two that all made sense to us given the various symptoms.

The medical team came to Haiti as planned while Michael and I were in the States. We had so many friends pitch in and help make that work out.  It would have been a big deal to cancel all of the plane tickets and leave the patients hanging in Potino! Virginia went along with the team and did a wonderful job helping them out as she knows the system; she was able to do a lot of translating and run the pharmacy. We are so grateful to the Lord for what we believe was a miracle in making that team possible despite so many changes in our plans.

We are back in Haiti as of yesterday!  The medical team went home the day before we got here and Virginia was waiting for us at a mission here in Port au Prince.  We are in PAP for a few days before heading home to Grand Fond.  Over the next two weeks we have quite a bit of work to do on our house while we prepare for the medical team arriving April 17, Lord willing.  Today Michael made a brief trip to the mountains to do exams on hernia patients in preparation for the surgical team coming in July.

Thank you all SO MUCH for your continued prayers and support!  We love hearing from you.  We will try to keep this blog current with information and reports about the medical team, surgical team and pastors conferences coming up over the next few months.

We also recently started sending out personal updates by email.  If you would like to receive them, please email us at so we can add you to our list.

Breanna for us both

Answered Prayers

Time flies!  You have heard that before, but since I can’t think of a better way to put it, it’ll have to just be said again.  This is the first time since Feb. 12 that I have had the time to sit down and try to give you at least a brief idea of what has been happening here.  We had a safe trip down, and were so happy to get back home after traveling.  We spent a week in Gran Fon getting things refreshed after having been gone for a while, and Breanna and I planted our garden seeds.  The next week we went to Port, and spent the week making window bars for Michael and Breanna’s apartment, doing LIFE Literature work, and doing the shopping.  We went back home then with one week to get the window bars up and prepare for the medical team that came March 10.

But things took a different turn.  Breanna became ill; we thought it was just a virus.  She wasn’t extremely sick, but bad enough that she was pretty much in bed for a week.  Towards the end of the week though, she took a turn for the worse.  She had vomiting and nausea, and then developed jaundice.  Michael had to take a day and get the buckets of clinic stuff ready, and then we packed up for being gone two weeks with the medical team.  We also had to pack with the possibility of Michael and Breanna going back to the States since Breanna was getting worse.  They planned on doing some tests in Port Au Prince to try to determine what was going on, then decide what should be done.  Sunday noon we left the mountains, and went out to town where we stayed in a guesthouse.  That evening Breanna was so miserable that Michael decided to buy tickets to go back to the States.  He had been in touch with several doctors and the general consensus was that it was probably gallbladder related.  So late Sunday evening I was handed the responsibility of going alone with the team coming in on Tuesday.  Michael told me what I needed to do, and promised to be available by phone whenever I needed him.  He arranged transportation for us with some very obliging friends, and had all the translators lined up to go along.  Monday, he and Breanna flew back to TN, and I finished a few preparations for the team.  I certainly was not ready to lead a team, and felt horribly unprepared.  But friends both in the States and in Haiti were praying for me and the team, and so many people here in Haiti were kind enough to fill in the gaps that I couldn’t fill.  Lyndon Miller at Blue Ridge got the truck ready to go, and has done so many other things for us that I can’t even think of them all.  Jeriah Mast at CAM went to the airport for the team, and took us back to Potino where we spent the greater part of the trip.  I didn’t know most of the team at all, but had but had met the team leader, Dr. Dassow twice before.  But they all were wonderful, and I have some good friends and fond memories now.  I wouldn’t trade those two weeks for anything.  God answered the prayers, and blessed us abundantly with each other, patients to see and help, mostly good health, safe travels, and good weather.


Back Row L-R: Dr. Mike Shepherd, Dr. Sathish Chandra, Dr. Paul Dassow, Hamilton Heald Front Row: Charlotte Briggs, Dr. Christie Oskins, Laura Dassow, Dr. to be Christy Carter, me

God also did something for me that I was not expecting.  You know I asked for prayer to be able to find a tutor; well, I had talked to one girl, but it wasn’t really a good solution.  During this trip into the mountains, and having to be the connection between the team and the Haitians, something broke loose in my mind and speaking Creole is no longer a struggle.  Sure, I get words wrong, and need to expand my vocabulary, but I believe I am finally on the way to becoming fluent.  It was very encouraging to be able to translate for the doctors when they needed a female translator.  Also to have Haitians ask “Where did you learn to speak Creole? You talk like a Haitian.”  I think this trip was the tutor I prayed for.  I also spent a day with the cooks in the kitchen, and learned a bit more of Haitian culture.  I missed Michael and Breanna so much, and as much as I want Michael to have his job back, this trip was good for me, and I’m glad I went on it.  It is a wonderful example of God working all things out for good to those who love Him.

Breanna had surgery that Wednesday evening, and is on the way to total recovery.  It looks like she had a virus and gallbladder problems.  Michael and Breanna are flying back tomorrow.  Please pray for their safe travels.

So, I’m not sure what all to tell you about the details of the trip, there was so much that we did, and it was all so medical that only some of you would enjoy the details, and some of you might be horrified if I wrote about it. We spent most of the time in Potino, in the mountains, then we spent Saturday and Monday in Cazale at Real Hope for Haiti.  There we did women’s health, I think we saw around 120 women.  I did a good bit of translating there, and I really enjoyed it.

I will tell you about the pictures below though.  I title them “The Hands of Christ”.  This middle-aged man came in and could move his legs, but he couldn’t feel them.  We suspect he has something pinching his spinal column in some way.  Anyway, we talked to him, and gave him some money to go out to the hospital in hopes that it was not too late to do something for him.  But I was touched by the loving care of Dr. Dassow and the young man on the team (Hamilton), as they helped this man out the door and down to the road, then lifted him onto his donkey.  It isn’t only medicine that we can give, loving care and strong arms can bless and heal hearts even if medicine is useless to the body.

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The doctors did several minor surgeries, and anyone who wanted to learn was taught how to do various things.  The doctors even showed me how to do some things, and I LOVED it!  It almost makes me want to go back to school to learn something more than just what an LPN knows.  At the second clinic, there was a microscope, and that was fascinating! We made lots of slides; the “micro” world is so interesting!



I don’t have many pictures, but at least this has given you a glimpse of our trip.  I am back at Blue Ridge waiting for Michael and Breanna to return on Thursday.  I just heard the team made it safely home this evening.  They were to leave yesterday, but due to a manifestation (a whole bunch of Haitians walking down the road blocking it off because they are upset about something) they missed their plane.  God provided them a place to stay for free last night, and they got to the airport plenty early today only to leave an hour later than scheduled.  Such is life in Haiti.

And here is a couple pictures of our garden which I am ready to see how it is after 2 weeks.  I hope the weeds haven’t grown too fast!



That is all for now, thank you for your prayers for us, and your interest and support!

A letter to our friends…(with pictures!)

Dear Supporters of Aid for Haiti,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     September 25, 2014

There are times in your life you anticipate an event for a long time. Sometimes the anticipation is not realized, sometimes it is. But when the anticipation is exceeded, the blessing is so special. It is a time that blesses, challenges, and changes you for the rest of your life.
I had an event from September 6 to September 13 that will forever be considered a great blessing of my life. For several years I prayed and wanted to go with a good friend, Caleb J. Trent, to Haiti. He goes to Haiti several times a year, mostly for medical clinics in the mountains of Haiti where there is a tremendous need.

First my work prevented me from going, second it was my wife, Chung’s, health. Last week I was blessed by being able to go to Haiti for eight days.

While I had seen on television and read of the conditions in Haiti, it was much different than I had anticipated. I had been in Asia in the 1960’s and had seen poverty. What I saw in Asia did not come close to the poverty I saw in Haiti. The average wage for a laborer or field hand is around $5.50 USD. The interpreters we had are paid about $15. We saw some boys, ages 12-15 working at the school for food to eat. Haitians spend about 70% of their income on food. I saw children begging on the streets. It was truly humbling to sit during our meetings with my iPad, realizing it was worth as much as some earn in a year.

I saw shanties like I could never have imagined. They were about 6 x 8 structures made from scraps of wood and corrugated metal. I saw families living in cloth tents that were given to them at the time of the earthquake in 2010. There is no sewage disposal system. All water has to be filtered.

Education is making headway. The pastor of the church we were at said that 10 years ago the children in his area could not read. Today most can read and speak a few words of English.

I had an opportunity to go to the mission base of Aid for Haiti, a non-profit organization. This is a small group that is primarily supported by its board members. There is no administrative overhead. All funds go directly to helping support medical clinics, pastor training, and the two Americans, Michael and Virginia Rudolph, a brother and sister, who live at the mission base which is under construction.  They spend a good portion of their time helping the teams who travel to Haiti. They live 14 miles off the main road. It takes two hours to get from the main road to their mission station. The two Americans are living on faith in their God and have no guaranteed income.

Currently they do a variety of things. Michael has EMT training and was the director of a clinic for several years after the earthquake.  He translates for teams that come. He has been blessed with the gift of learning Creole; he is able to speak Creole without an accent. Michael also spends much time going to the airport and driving the teams to where they are going to minister. Travel in Haiti is slow and difficult. Michael is also blessed by being able to solve problems that come up; he fixes and maintains all of their equipment. Michael is getting married in January.

Virginia has recently returned to Haiti. She had lived in Haiti in the past and then returned to the States for about a year before returning to Haiti to live indefinitely.  She is a LPN. She will be spending the next few months learning Creole as she continues her ministry.
The team I went with was led by Phillip Rudolph, the father of Michael and Virginia, a very gifted teacher. Dr. Caleb Trent was the other team member who is also a gifted teacher. The purpose of the trip I went on was to conduct a seminar for pastors and elders. I think it was the tenth seminar they have held. Phillip and Caleb taught on a number of doctrinal issues. I spoke on my reflections of being an elder for thirty years and some promises of God that I was blessed with during the last four years.

One might ask why the need of teaching. The answer is, the church in Haiti has very little in the way of education. Many of the men in our group do not have a high school education. They also have very little in the way of literature to learn from. We have commentaries, books, etc. They have nothing. The Bible they have been using is very poor. They have just received a new translation of the New Testament which is good. The Old Testament is so poor that in places the chapters and verse numbers do not match the correct verse. It was not uncommon for men to come to each of us between meetings and ask questions as they look for answers from the Bible. They are eager to learn. They have not had the opportunity. It is an understatement to say the need of teaching is great.

It is easy to form an opinion of Haiti as being a very corrupt country, which it is. It has been pictured as people desperate to get on a rickety boat to try to make it to America for a better life much like my Irish ancestors did. Haitians are also stereotyped as being lazy and not willing to work hard. But that was not what I was blessed to see. I was blessed by not only being able to teach men who wanted to be taught, but also of meeting men of integrity. The only reason these men took a week from their normal activities was to learn the Word of God. I met men who want to serve God and are doing it in the best way they can. I met men who wanted to take up the command of God to serve and shepherd the flock of God. At previous seminars men walked three hours each way, daily, to attend the seminars.

While we were going up on the mountain on September 8th and I was looking out over the mountains enjoying the wonderful creation of God, I remembered that 50 years to the day was the day I met my wife Chung. It brought tears to my eyes. Two young people met, got married, had children, got saved and have tried serving the Lord. As I was thinking about Chung I thought about how pleased she would be for me to be serving the Lord in a new and exciting way.

I asked Michael what their greatest material need is. He answered that they have a need for a portable generator. It costs around $1,000 – $1,500. They need it because they travel to places that have no electricity. When I was there we had electricity at best eight hours a day. In rural areas there are places where there is no electricity. Electricity is critically needed for medical clinics and the teaching seminars. Currently, they have had to rely on borrowing a generator. Not only did the person who was supposed to bring it come late to the meetings, but it did not work. Michael worked through the evening to fix it so we could use it the next day. If you would like to know how to contribute to this, go to or contact me directly.

Someone asked if I would go back and help again. It could very well happen, in the will of the Lord. There is a real need. In the near future there will be a medical team going. Perhaps in the fall there will be a marriage seminar. Next year there will be other pastor’s seminars.



Pictures from the pastor’s conference in Fond Doux, Sept. 2014


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Fond Doux Pastor’s Conference 2014


Young women's health class
Young women’s health class
Left to Right: Larry Sherraden, Philip Rudolph, Dr. Caleb Trent, Michael Rudolph
Left to Right: Larry Sherraden, Philip Rudolph, Dr. Caleb Trent, Michael Rudolph
Philip, Virginia, and Michael Rudolph
Philip, Virginia, and Michael Rudolph


I just wanted you all to know I AM writing a post on the trip I took in April.  I have been super busy since I got back, and this morning I finally got the post finished except pictures inserted.  But for some reason they wouldn’t upload, and half of my written draft was lost.  I don’t have time to rewrite it now though, I have to leave and will be gone all weekend.

I’m so sorry!  I’ll finish it as soon as I can.