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Haiti Trip Report

posted Jan 24, 2017, 10:37 AM by First Baptist


The Haiti mission team will report on their trip this Sunday during both services. It will focus on the various construction projects that were completed. What I’ll do here is report on what I did during the trip since I was only with the team in the evenings.




I had the privilege of preaching at our host church. There were several thousand worshippers in attendance; the auditorium was completely full – including the wrap-around balcony. I preached from Revelation 21, which includes God’s description of the new heaven & new earth.




I spent the day at the Baptist seminary near Cap-Haitien and then met with the lay preachers’ team in the late afternoon. This team is comprised of those who go to the various “preaching stations” surrounding Cap-Haitien in order to conduct chapel services. The team meets every Monday for training with Pastor Voltaire.




I did a lot of teaching & training -- from 9 AM until 3 PM. My students were the lay preachers mentioned above, plus others in the church with teaching responsibilities. I had exactly 50 students; about 25 men & 25 women. My translator was Pastor Enel Jonki, who has translated for me the past 3 years.


The morning sessions were geared toward training. The topics included:


§  Tuesday: The 6 Requirements of a Preacher or Teacher

§  Wednesday: Distinguishing between Law & Gospel in Your Preaching & Teaching

§  Thursday: Ministering to the Suffering through Preaching & Teaching


In the afternoon sessions (plus Friday), I did an abbreviated series on the book of Revelation. Wow – did this spark a lot of interest! The last 30 minutes were always devoted to questions and the Q&A could easily have gone on much longer.


On Friday, the group presented me with a nice plaque, which reads:


Presented to Pastor Daniel Hawn:


For his devotion and his tremendous contribution

to the spiritual growth of our leaders

from January 17 to January 20, 2017.


As you can tell, our brothers & sisters in Haiti are very appreciative of our service to them. I want to thank YOU for making it possible for me to go!



Pastor Dan