I just wanted to share with you what a blessing it was for us to have the wonderful resource of providing Luther’s Small Catechism in the native language (Haitian Creole) to the children we work with, who are growing in faith in Haiti.
We have an on-going orphanage/ community mission that continues to grow and develop. Over the years, we have seen a wonderful change in the community, from identifying itself as a “voodoo village” to now seeing the wonderful work of Christ in the lives of the people more and more, with every trip we take.
As we move ever closer to setting up a full-time congregation and have gradually led these people along in sharing with them the Word of God, it was finally time to begin building a foundation that they may know the basics of the Christian faith, as wonderfully contained in Luther’s Small Catechism.
We led Vacation Bible School for over 200 children in the village surrounding our mission every day for a week. As part of our VBS, we began teaching them the catechism, so naturally the first day we handed out all of the catechisms that we had ordered through LHF.
What a wonderful blessing that we had more children turn out than ever before…so needless to say we did not order enough catechisms, so we will certainly be ordering more for our next trip in October.
As we led VBS through the week and walked through the village, we would see parents and children sitting out together in the evening, reading through Scripture (handed out on previous trips) and their catechisms, and coming to VBS the next day with wonderful questions, wanting to know and grow ever deeper in the knowledge of faith and God’s Word.
Thank you for providing this wonderful resource that helps aid us in teaching the faith!
Rev. Sean Smith
The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
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