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Haiti Update – September 13, 2021

You can follow Israelson Isidor on Facebook where he posts often. Search for Israelson Isidor/FirmlyRooted Ministries. Here are some highlights of what’s been happening with our friends and ministry partners in Haiti: Pastor Versaillot Jean Claude of the church Carrefour du clu (the one that is currently being re-built) has been diagnosed with some heart problems; very serious, that may not be able to be addressed. Israelson was crying when he told us and asked us to please pray for him…

Haiti Update – September 4, 2021

We continue to hear from Israelson, who is out on the road every day, visiting churches and pastors all over Haiti. Here are some things he’s shared: He has run out of Sawyer Water Filters and is hoping to get more from his source, Fritz. Please keep this in your prayers. He has been taking hygiene kits (see pic below) to these remote places. They have soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc. They are purchasing their supplies from local vendors in Les…

Haiti Update – September 2, 2021

We continue to get updates from our friends in Haiti, which is just so wonderful. The news is hard at times, but it’s also so clear that the Isidor family is making a difference, one life at a time. We got an email from Yelline Isidor Gelin saying that Gregory and Stephane are in Florida and will be for a while. They are with Yelline and Israelson’s brother Ezechias and Genet, their dad, is with them. She mentioned that she…

Haiti Update – September 1, 2021

Israelson Isidor spent this week with the people from LCMS Disaster Response. The LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) is the national church body that First Trinity is a part of. He was traveling with Rev. Dr. Ross Johnson and Jackie Rychel. Jackie has been doing work in Haiti for years–often in Jacmel. Also traveling with them was Pastor Marky, who is a leader in the Lutheran Church and also in Haiti (he was the mayor of Jacmel at one time).…

Pictures & Videos from Haiti

Israelson Isidor has shared many pictures and videos from Haiti. You can also follow him on Facebook at Israelson Isidor/FirmlyRooted Ministries. Video can be seen here. The Pastor of our sister church on the island of Ille A Vache says “thank you” in this video with Israelson translating. Video of a damaged church in Carrefoure Ducios These are drawings that Haitian children made after the earthquake.

Education Hour – Fall 2021

Education Hour is from 10-11 a.m. each Sunday. Fall semester begins September 12 until October 3 followed by our annual All Church Study. All Church Study – October 10 to November 7 “Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking Change Your Life” by Craig Groeschel. Are your thoughts out of control–just like your life? Do you long to break free from the spiral of destructive thinking: Let God’s truth become your battle plan to win the war in…

Haiti Update – August 23, 2021

Some reminders, friends, that the very best we can do right now is PRAY, send funds, and ask what they need. It is important to let our Haitian friends lead the way in this disaster response. They know their community. They know the needs. God has them in place and is using them for His purposes. It is helpful in a time like this to notice what God IS doing, and not what we think He isn’t. Some specific prayer…

Haiti Update – August 18, 2021

The izidor Family are our main partners in Les Cayes and Torbeck, Haiti. Pastor Isreal Izidor founded a church, school and orphanage along with a public well for water and training for area pastors in his short lifetime. He passed away from menegitis in about 15 years ago. The ministry continues by his wife, Leonie and, in Haiti, son Isrealson and daughter Yelline. Two other children, Ezechias and Ketura, live in the US. It might feel like praying is doing…

Reading: “Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age”

First Trinity’s Executive Ministry Team (EMT)* makes a practice of reading and discussing books together, to help us continue to grow spiritually and professionally. We thought we’d share those books here, in case you’d like to read them, as well. This book was so interesting because it was encouraging us to be truly, physically present with each other in worship and in fellowship and with God’s Word and in every way, and it was published just before the pandemic forced…

Summer Education Hour 2021

Education Hour is from 10-11 a.m. each Sunday. Intergenerational Sunday SchoolThis class will be different every week and is intended for people of all ages to learn together. This Summer we’ll be looking at a special part of Jesus’ teaching called the Beatitudes. Everyone welcome. Led by Sue Steege, meeting in the Library (no Zoom option) Adult Bible StudyMeeting on the Lower Level in person, Pastor Chuck will teach on Fun and Weird Stories from the New Testament. God’s Word is…