Journey Update: July 2020

Happy Independence Day to all my fellow citizens in the USA! I pray you and your family have a safe and fun celebration this coming weekend. It is a very difficult time in our country and we need to pray. Please pray for our country. I have found myself praying with more fervency than ever.

Please pray for spiritual revival in our country and in the world. Second Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) is a reality not a cute little religious slogan we post on Facebook: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land”. The prescription is simple but evidently a tough pill to swallow. Walk in humility, pray, seek God, and truly repent.

June has been a difficult month for me in many ways. This past Sunday (June 28th) I preached my farewell message to New Life Christian Center where I have pastored for almost twenty years. It was not a usual farewell sermon as I had to preach it from my living room via the internet. It was necessary for our church to suspend public service once again because of an increase in COVID-19 cases within our church and community. I had been exposed myself and was awaiting test results which came back negative just two hours before I preached.

My ministry is now focused on Pathway Outreach Ministries as we Journey with Jesus to show the light and life of Jesus to near and to far.

The sea coast is just walking distance from our church and school in Bossier, Haiti.

Another sad point in June was not being able to travel to Haiti for our church anniversary celebration. I haven’t missed one in years. International travel is almost impossible now because of the pandemic. Haiti is also in the midst of turmoil and lawlessness. It would be crazy dangerous, if not impossible, to get from the airport to Leogane. Fortunately, Pastor Baptiste and staff are able to continue ministry in our local village.

Our school in Haiti began in the Fall of 2004. The present building was finished in August of 2011 after the big earthquake of 2010 which destroyed half of our classrooms and damaged the other half. Our regular support includes the teachers’ salary, hot meals every school day, supplies, school uniforms, and books.

In preparation for the upcoming school year, we are currently seeking some extra financial help. Toward the end of July, we will need to purchase the material for the school uniforms and order schoolbooks. It takes about $15/student to get them started in a new school year ($150 will help ten students). We will have approximately 400 students this coming year. This is always a big project and we need your help. So please prayerfully consider helping with this project.

Donations of any amount need to be made payable to Pathway Outreach Ministries and note on the donation for: “Uniforms”. You may mail donations to Pathway Outreach Ministries, P. O. Box 296, Boaz, AL 35957 or donate online through our website, for your convenience.

We appreciate our supporters who continue to support this ministry so we can help others around the world. In addition to Haiti we have affiliated and partnership ministries in four other countries in the world. We have some great ministry partners in some difficult places in the world. These brave warriors of the Cross of Christ work under tremendous pressure bringing the hope and life of Jesus to their people. They are faithful lights of Jesus shining in the dark corners of a chaotic world. We work directly with these leaders but behind them are a host of teachers, pastors, and other Christian brothers and sisters who work in difficult places under great hardships. Thank you for helping us help others.

Pathway Outreach Ministries is celebrating 26 years of ministry. Over the years, I have said, “I believe, I could spend one million dollars righteously.” A friend and brother recently reminded me of this statement and said, “In the last 26 years, you have!” My reply to you, “Only by the grace of God and to the praise and glory of the name of Jesus.” I’m just God’s Water Boy trying to carry Living Water to the thirsty.

Rejoicing in the salvation which is by grace through faith, I am…

Yours on the Journey,

Harry L. Whitt

Pathway Outreach Ministries

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