Thursday, April 24, 2014

I love it when God works like that-Widow's Ministry

Alex's House is excited to announce a new ministry for widows in our surrounding communities.  Read about this new focus from the words of co-director Debbie Weeks.  Debbie has traveled to Haiti multiple times serving on medical, construction, Bible School and teaching conference teams.

There are times in my life (when considering a certain ministry opportunity)that I wonder, "Is it God's will for me to do this certain thing, at this time?".  There are other times,  it seems
 as if the Lord is very clearly, NO DOUBT, saying, "This is what I want you to do!"...I love it when God works like that!  That is the way God spoke to me about helping 
to set up the widow's ministry for Alex's House. 

The background...
One reason I began learning the Haitian Creole language, was that I wanted to be prepared for when God would give me the opportunity to talk with some of the dear widows there.  I wanted to be able to talk with them "friend to friend", "face to face", in their language. Each time I have gone, I have always been drawn to the dear ladies of Haiti, but have never really had the chance to spend any time with them, until the summer of 2013.  One afternoon, our team was able to provide lunch for a group of widows.  We prayed with them, rubbed their hands and feet with lotion, and praised the Lord together with them in song for a couple of hours.  Let me tell you, I left a part of my heart with those dear ladies!  As we prayed, sang, and cried together, I knew I would never be the same. I knew God was giving me a longing to build relationships with them.

The burden...
One morning, the end of last year, I awoke very burdened for the Haitian widows.  As I stood at my kitchen sink, staring out the window, I began to feel discouraged, as I wondered if I would ever get to minister to the Haitian widows again. (At the time, Alex's House did not yet have an "official widow's ministry" set up).  I had not yet checked my email for the day.  This was unusual for me, as it is usually the first thing I do.  I just prayed that the Lord would meet their needs and If it was His will I would get to  minister again to some of them.

After praying, I checked by email and noticed that there was an email from Bill Howard, asking me if I would consider co-directing the new "Widow's Ministry" for Alex's House!  Wow, God is so good!  God was working behind the scenes working out the details to begin a ministry to widows, and at the same time, placing a desire in my heart for those widows!   

I agreed to help organize and set up a plan for widow's ministry in Haiti.  Leah Wagner and myself are co-directing this effort, with help from Missions Director Kendall Moss.  Please join us in praying for this ministry and these dear widows.  Pray that we will follow the Lord's direction in how to best love, serve, and most importantly, point them to our Savior, Jesus Christ. 

I am so very thankful for our God, who calls us and equips us!  Praise His name! 

Debbie Weeks  

NOTE: God has filled all four scheduled widow's ministry weeks for 2014!  We have a few open slots.  If you are interested, contact Kendall at

Friday, April 4, 2014

New Sponsorship Opportunity

You can change the life of a child beyond the walls of Alex’s House in Haiti!  We need sponsors for our Education Sponsorship Program in Arachaie.  Barboncourt is one of our partnering churches that also runs an orphanage with 33 children.  Also, the church runs a school that provides education to over 100 children.

We recently secured a water storage tank and filters so these children will have clean water to drink.  With the help of your sponsorship money, we will be able to send these children to school and provide them with one hot meal a day.  What a wonderful gift you can give to them! 

For clarity: This sponsorship program is totally autonomous, and is not part of Alex’s House. These children are in our surrounding community and not under the roof of Alex’s House.  This  Education Sponsorship Program will not lend itself to sending and receiving letters. However, there will be periodic updates about the orphanage as a whole and you will have the opportunity to visit your child while on a mission trip to Alex’s House. 

Please view the pictures of these children(by clicking on the photo below), and pray about the difference you will make as their  education sponsor.  Jesus said “let the little children come to me….for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”   Please help Alex’s House reach beyond our walls to feed and educate these precious children.

Contact Monica A. Langdale, Sponsorship Director, for more information about this Education Sponsor opportunity.  We need your help!