THE BIBLE CHURCH OF NORWALK REPPORTING TO WATERBURY BIBLE CHURCH/ 12/26/19

I WANTED TO GIVE A SHORT REPPORT ON MY PRESENTATION LAST TIME, BUT I DID NOT WANT THE PRESENTATION TO BE TOO LONG.

MY WIFE AND I ARE GRATEFUL TO GOD AND TO ALL OF FRIENDS AND COLLABORATORS IN MINISTRY WHO HAVE NEVER STOPPED BEING SOURCES OF BLESSING TO US ESPECIALLY FOR THE PASS FOUR YEARS THAT OUR HOUSE HAD BEEN CUT IN FIRE. IT WAS NOV/28/15. SINCE THEN OUR LIFE TOOK ANOTHER TURN IN MINISTRY AS FAMILY BUT NOT WITHOUT ALL TYPES OF SUPPORTS AND YOU ARE SINCE MANY YEARS ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE PASS FOR YEARS. YOUR SUPPORT IN MANY WAYS PLAYED A BIG ROLE IN OUR LIFE. FROM THE DATE MENTIONNED ABOVE, WE HAVE MOVED AT LIST FIVE TIMES INCLUDING THE TWO HOTEL STAYED. AT THIS VERY TIME WE ARE LOCATED AT # 4 HILLSIDE ST. NORWALK, CT. 06854. YES, THROUGH IT ALL WE HAVE LEARNED TO DEPEND UPON HIS WORD.  NEEDLESS TO TELL YOU THROUGHT THOSE YEARS THERE WERE SOME KIND OF UPS AND DOWNS IN MINISTRIES: THE NORWALK CHURCH AND HAND TO HAND FOR HAITI.

BIG CHANGE IN THE MINISTRY

FOR MORE THAN 8 YEARS I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO REPLACE ME AS THE PRESIDENT OF H/H/H. BECAUSE OF ITS STATUT OF VOLONTARY MINISTRY, FILLING THE SPACE REVEALS IT SELF TO BE DIFFICULT. ALSO FOR THE PASS FIVE YEARS, I WAS IN SEARCH OF A PASTOR TO REPLACE ME AT THE CHURCH. SINCE ABOUT TWO YEAR WE WERE FOLLOWING A YOUNG PASTOR WHO ID A GRADUATE OF THE NYAC THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. HIS NAME IS EMERSON THEAGENE. HE IS MARRIED AND HAS TWO CHILGREN AGES FIVE AND THREE. NOW WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF TRANSFERING THE CHURCH MINISTRY TO HIM. H HE WILL BE OFFICIALLY LEADING THE FRENCH SPEAKING BIBLE CHURCH OF NORWALK AT THE BEGINNING OF 2020, GOD'S WILLING. I WILL BE SENDING THE INVITION TO THE INSTALMENT SERVICE TO THE WTBY BIBLE CHURCH. I'LL BE AT THE CHURCH TO SERVE, FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF OUR GREAT TEACHER, THE LATE PASTOR KEN RICHARD, WHO  YEARS BEFORE HE WENT HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD,  TRANSFERED THE MINISTRY TO PASTOR DICK DILL BUT STAYED AS A FAITHFUL MEMBER TO SERVE GOD'S PEOPLE. THIS WAS A GREAT MOVE, WHICH WAS A GOOD EXEMPLE FOR ME. THE LATE PASTOR KEN RICHARD HAD TAUGHT A BIBLE STUDY A TWO YEARS OF BIBLE STUDY TO A GROUP OF LEADERS AT THE NORWALK CHURCH. SOME WERE FROM A CHURCH IN STAMFORD. TODAY, EACH ONE OF THEM IS LEADING A CONGRAGATION. (I CAN'T STOP REMEMBERING MY GREAT TEACHER). THE CHURCH MENDATE IS GROWTH IN KNOWLEDGE AND INCREASE IN NUMBER. (ACT 6:7). TROUGH THE PROCESS OF THE NEW LEADERSHIP, WE'RE STARTING TO SEE A NEW MOTIVATION IN A GOOD DIRECTION.

BUILDING PROJECT FOR THE MINISTRY

ONE OF THE OBSTACLES THAT GREATLY SLOWS OUR CHURCH TO INCREASE IN NUMBER IS THAT BY HABIT, HAITIANS DON'T GO TO CHURCH AT 1PM. SO WE'RE WORKING SERIOUSLY TO FIND A PLACE WHERE WE COULD START OUR SUNDAY SERVICES IN THE MORNING.  FINDING A GOOD PLACE IN NORWALK IS KIND OF DIFFICULT BUT ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD. THE BUILDINGS THAT WE FIND ARE VERY EXPENSIVE AND MOST OF THE TIME THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PARKING SPACES.

          BAGAY PITI PA CHICH, PITI-PITI ZWAZO FE NICH

TRANSLATION: IF WHAT YOU GAVE IS LITTLE, NO PROBLEM. WE'LL GET THERE ONE DAY, BEACAUSE, LITTLE BY LITTLE THE BIRD BUILD ITS NEST. THIS IS OUR FOUNDRAISING LOGO. IN OUR LONG FOUNDRAISING COMPAGN WE ARE AT  $200,000.00 WE'RE LOOKING FOR TO RAISE $ 500,000.00 TO BEGIN SERIOUSLY LOOKING FOR A BUILDING. SO ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO PITCH INN TO HELP US IN THIS COMBIT OR CHEER WITH US THE BEST WAY TO DO FOUNDRAISING, PLEASE LET US KNOW, WE PREFERE TO KNOW HOW TO CATCH THE FISH THAN TO RECEIVE THE FISH FROM ANYONE, THE GREAT LORD WILL BLESS YOU SO MUCH. ......

WERE THERE NOT TEN CLEANSED? BUT WHERE ARE THE NINE? WERE THERE NOT ANY FOUND WHO RETURNED TO GIVE GLORY TO GOD EXCEPT THIS FOREIGNER? (LUC 17:17, 18).

LONG TIME, ABOUT 5 YEARS MY HOUSE CUT OFF IN FIRE (TILL NOW, IT'S IN THE SAME CONDITION) SINCE I MISSED TO REPPORT HOW THE MINISTRY IS ROLLING IN NORWALK. SOME TIME WE DO THANK FRIENDS FOR THEIR HELPS, BOTH SIDES MAY NOT UNDERSTAND FULLY WHAT IS WAITING A HEAD OF THEM, HOW SOME SITUATION WILL REQUIRE MORE SACRIFICES WILL HAVE TO BE MADE. I SAID ALL OF THESES THINGS TO SHARE MY GRATITUDE FOR SUPPORTING MY FAMILY FOR SO LONG. THEY SAY: WE COULD ALWAYS USE MONEY, BUT YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT COULD, MOST OF THE TIM MAY CREATE MORE POSITIVE IMPACTS IN THE LIFE OF THOSE WHO YOU SUPPORT FINANCIALY. FOR EXEMPLE: DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL 2019. BROTHER MIKE CONWAY CAME (IT WAS ON SATURDAY AFTER ELDERS MEETING) HE CAME TO ME ON THE THIRD FLOOR AT THE YOUTH CENTER. JUST TO SAY HELLO TO ME, AS I WAS MOVING THINGS UP THERE TO SENT TO HAITI. AFTER TALKING TO ME HE SAID: I WANTED TO SAY ALLO TO YOU, FOR LONG TIME WE DON'T SEE EACH OTHER. BROTHER MIKE DID KNOW WHAT I WAS GOING THROUGH AT THAT TIME; THINGS WERE NOT LOOKING GREAT IN MY LIFE. I COULD TELL YOU MANY OTHER BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE CHURCH....................YOUR SUPPORT DOES NOT BASE ON MONEY ONLY BUT FIRSTLY ON THE LOVE OF CHRIST THROUGH FAITH. THIS IS NOT FAKE NEWS BUT GOOD NEWS FROM  GRATEFUL HEARTS.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, ONCE AGAIN.

JOSEPH+MICHELINE MICHEL

 

            

 

 

  


 

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