Connecting the Dots in an Unconnected World

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Florida Baptists and Haiti

Some years ago, at the request of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Florida Baptists Convention assumed responsibility for Southern Baptist missions work on the island nation of Haiti. Since that time God has worked miracles, comparable to those of New Testament times, in Haiti.
  • 881 Churches have been started
  • This year more than 10,000 will be baptized
  • 167 men have received certificates in theology from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 6 Directors of Missions have been employed
Possibly the most significant of these accomplishments would be the theological training of indigenous leaders. Any mission’s strategy that forsakes or ignores the need to train indigenous leaders is doomed to fail. Ultimately, the ongoing success of the work is dependent upon indigenous leadership.

This has been possible because of the faithful cooperative program support of Florida Baptist Churches and the vision and passion of our Executive-Director Treasurer, Dr. John Sullivan. Craig Culbreth, from the Florida Baptist Convention Missions Division has done yeoman work in Haiti. God is using Florida Baptists to disperse darkness in one of the poorest and most evil places in the world.

Attempting to connect the dots…

Romans 1:16

"If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?"
~ David Livingstone



Blogger Tom Bryant said...

That's the kind of thing Southern Baptist do best - cooperative ministry.

September 27, 2009 at 10:16 AM  

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