|Robert Smith Jr Haiti Mission|
I was not able to go to
Then I was there with the Dr. Randy Vaughn of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc. trying to connect with the Haitian government to establish a None Government Service Organization (NSO). That was a most exciting time because we were there on the night of the election of the first African American to the Presidency of the United States of America all the world seems to have been celebrating the election of Barrack Obama.
That was October and November of 08 and I was on my way back in December for my regular Christmas visit. We had a great Christmas at both the C& S Mission and the Mission Baptist’e Haiti School. The good people of
In January Dr. John Hearn ask me to go back with him for what he believed would be his last trip to Haiti, his doctor had ask that he not travel out of the country any more because of poor health. He wanted to have a board meeting of C&S Mission and have it on campus. So, I was right back in January for a fourth consecutive monthly trip.
But then I received a call from Dr Vaughn about a trip to
After making the five consecutive trips to
But this is one of the ways that my eyes were open again in
After, we delivered 411 water filters and two 600 gallon water tanks to help the people have clean drinking water God sent 31 days of rain to clean the water that ran from the mountains to the of the city. The people had clean water again and it was from the hand of God. “When you attempt great thing for God, you can expect great things from God.”
From: Emissary Rev. Robert Smith, Jr.
To: Foreign Mission Chairman of B.M. and E. State Convention
Date: August 2009
Re: Foreign Mission Efforts August 2008 – August 2009
I am thankful for the opportunity to serve the people of God as Chairman of the Foreign Mission efforts of this great convention. I made six trips to
I was in Port Au Prince,
I was there again in November with the leaders of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc. for the purpose of meeting with the Prime Minister of Haiti to form a None Government Organization (NGO) for the convention. The NGO with allow the convention to by-pass many of the complications that are a part of bringing goods to
The convention President of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc. wanted to find the best ways for the convention to help the people of
Delegates to this meeting included ministers from across the
I went back to
We have been joined by the Boy Scouts of America lead by the Children’s Pastor of the New Baptist Church the Rev. Michael Evans. These young men worked all on their own to bring special gifts for the children of the mission that included things need to keep their bodies fresh and clean. Sister Monica Ingram of the
Without special gifts from the churches of the State of
We thank all the churches that help us across the country and we owe special thanks to The Pilgrim Community Baptist Church of Detroit and their Pastor Rev. Ollie Chambers for going the mile and having me to come to their church to make a presentation and they came to New Bethel to put on a foreign mission rally. The mission sisters Unity Baptist Church of Detroit, the sisters of the Pilgrim Baptist Church of Birmingham, AL, the sisters of the New Zion Baptist Church of Birmingham, AL and other churches that allow us to come and make a special presentation have made it possible for our work to be seen by the people that cannot go but they know by way of pictures and video what our work is like in Haiti. We invite all churches to have us over for a picture and video presentation.
I was back in January for an on site Board Meeting of the C&S Mission. Dr. John Hearns of
As a result: there is a generation of children that are now young adults with positive and productive lives in
Dr. John Hearns had been told by his Doctor that his traveling days are over and he could not go to
Proudly, one of the Board members is a man that was one of the first children in the C&S Mission, he is now a college professor in
The purpose of the meeting in January was to sure up the future of the C&S Mission. Dr. Hearns wants to make sure the property is used as a
The next trip was in February and it was the most exciting of all the times I have been to
The men of Dr. Vaughn’s church went as skilled technicians to put the 411 water filters to use. There was much singing and shouting. Dr. William J. Shaw preached in one of the big mother churches in the heart of the city. More than a 1000 men alone were there to praise God. Some of the people walked two days to be in the service. Many gave all they had to be a part of this historic meeting. Every stop was a time of rejoicing and praising.
I am hoping you will go to our website, nbbcdetroit.org and read all the reports and view all the pictures. There is much for you to see and read. Please invite me to come to your mission meeting and make a presentation.
As men we wonder often about the presence of God in the daily affairs of man. There are many times when we feel the agony of Job and want to ask God where you are and are you aware of things happening to me? There are we times when we feel the defeat and dismay of Jeremiah and want to stop saying anything about God. And there are times we feel like the preacher in Ecclesiastics who would just count it all lost and find no meaning or reason for life.
Many of these missionaries don’t know how to look a Black person in the eye or feel comfortable setting next to a Black person on the plane. But they are in
To be in
The Haiti Earthquake God’s Call to Mankind
Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
It is God’s chosen way to draw men unto Him by love, the scripture teaches that “God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever, believeth on Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16. God has not and will not punish hell out man to win Him but He loves the hell out people and they come to love Him because He first loved them. He died on
There is lot of bad theology going around by ignore and unlearned men. They try to convince people that you don’t need to do unto your brother as you would have him do unto you. They see the needs of the brother but dismiss helping him because they say God is punishing the brother because he is evil and has rejected God.
Poor, excuse. We all know that God is all “Powerful He is the Almighty God or no God at all. We know that. And we know that the wages of sin is death. If then, God is in charge and He is in charge; why are these things happening to
My answer to you is that God, who does not cause tragedy in the life of His children, and all are His children by right of creation, but He will use tragedy in the life of His children to demonstrate His divine providence. He calls the Christian community into action when ever there is tragedy. The Hands of Man are the Hands of God. When the hands of man are business giving water to the thirsty, food to the hungry and bring healing to the sick it is all God’s doing. Man of himself is not cable of doing good deeds, but every good deed that he does is inspired by God.
Mr. President I have made two trips to
I found thing far better then when I was there in October 08 – February 09. The water all over Haiti was contaminated and I was bless to work with Dr John Hearn and Dr Randy Vaughn to deliver two 600 gallon water tanks and 411 water filters to churches and orphanages’ all over Haiti. When I returned in November 09, there was good drinking water everywhere the rains of October had washed away the contaminants.
When I returned in December it was for the annual Christmas in
The gifts were not has large as in the past but the meaning was the same. The year 2009 was a hard year for many of the churches in
We were able to bring shoes, clothe, toys and food to the children of the C&S Mission and MBNCH. Minister Frank Sparks accompanied me and passed out the 400 pounds of candy to the people in both compounds.
Every worker at the C&S Mission and the MBNCH received their regular per visit gift, and a Christmas bonus. I am thankful all of the churches of
Please go to our website (nbbcdetroit.org) for all reports and documents on our mission, and you can have us to your Missionary Society meeting to show our complete system including all receipts from airline tickets to candy.
Some of the churches and individuals that gave to us for the December Christmas trip where:
I try not to ask the same people and churches all the time. It is very bad in the city of
We had less then $3,700.00 for this Christmas in
As you know on January 12th an earthquake hit
I have been able to work with several groups from BM&E churches to the Nation of Islam, the Shrine of the Black Madonna, and the New Black Panther Party to send over 20,000 pounds of ready to eat food, 400 cases of water, and medical supplies to the city of Port Au Prince through Congress John Conyers and Rev. John Hearns Jr.
This is an on going work and just as I was going once a month before the earthquake I will be going continuously as things come to a norm of some sort. They will never be normal again. With this great city and the love that is poured out by you I would not be able to go and do what God has sent me to do. I am here for you please tell me how I can serve you better as God’s man from
January 12th 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. Earthquake in
The world can to an end for 250,000 people in Port au Prince
But we must understand that prophecy is always spoken in the immediate. You can’t preach that one day 5000 years from now …………. You must make your prophecy relevant by preaching the “NOW IS THE TIME” message prepare ye the way.
But it happen this day what a great tragedy in a city and country that knows tragedy better then most. A country that is in hurricane alley and is hit every year sometimes there or four times a year. But this was different; it was not wind moving at a high rate of speed the earth was moving. An earthquake that registering 7 points on the Richter scale open the bowels of the earth and many fell to death and millions lost their way.
What a tragedy! But tragedies are God’s business, we can not comprehend the why and how come of a tragedy we can only respond. God is all powerful and God is good. That being true we must conclude that God is in charge. God could stop the earthquake because God is all powerful. God is not evil, so we can conclude that God caused the earthquake to bring pain and suffering on His children or to evil people. God is a loving and God is in charge.
We can not know why it happen, we can not conclude that God was punishing sin, because it would not be even handed for God to leave the
The good news (Gospel) is that man is made in the image and likeness of God and history shows that in times of tragedy man responses with more beauty and brutality. The best in man comes out in times of tragedy. It was exactly that which brought me to
Seeing the damage to
God answered “what have you done for them?” Enough said, if you going to ask God the hard questions be ready for the answer in question form.
It happen, now what? The people of the city of
I have been trusted by people of the Nation of Islam, the Shrine of the Black Madonna, the New Black Panther Party, the seniors of the Linwood and New Canter Area, little school children, big boys of the community, churches of the Baptist denomination and workers form different work places to do what I could do for the people of Haiti in this tragedy.
I must thank Kevin Hawkins, La Donne Johnson and all the members of NBBC that worked in the warehouse to receive the goods. We received more then 20,000 pounds of ready to eat foods, medical supplies, water and beds for the people of
Rev. Dr. Otheia Branes Kennerly a hard working missionary to
More then 53 individuals and groups gave to our effort to do good for the people of God in
I have been able to give money directly to C&S Mission and to MBNCH to help with things they have had to deal with in their effort to survive the first dramatic day. I was able to rent a 10 ton U Haul, gas it up and move supplies for four days. I was able to buy the supplies need to make a four day stay, including a sleeping bag or should I say a big sleeping bag. I was able buy clothing and other needed items for the young lady that is staying with me from
I purchased a plane ticket and rented a van for the trip of February 4, 5, and 6. However, I did not get to cross over, Rev. Hearn Jr. was called to
I am waiting to see if the first public passenger plane goes in tomorrow. American Airline has sold tickets for the 19th and they are sold out on every flight through the 26. If that flight goes tomorrow I will be purchasing two tickets for the February 28, 2010 and returning on March 4th. Delta Airlines will not return until April and I have tickets with them that I purchased before the earthquake.
Pastor Jim Holley as called to say that he wants me to go with him on a private plane some time between the 22nd and the 25th of February. I am willing and ready just as I have been for three other private flights but never made one. I am ready to resume my visits every four to six weeks. I want to serve as your eyes, ears, hands and feet on the ground in