Story from EMCC World Partners
Hernso’s Story, reflecting on Proverbs 3:26
Hernso Philogene is our primary agricultural trainer in Gens De Nantes and serves as a key coordinator of the Education, Food Security, and Community Mobilization initiative.
“Let me introduce you to Arisson Bruno. He is a young student in the Gens de Nantes (GDN) AEM Middle school. His family is benefitting from the training and support of the GDN Education Initiative.
"During the school year Arisson developed a sore on his foot which led to a very swollen leg and difficulty walking. He was unable to even wear a shoe. The family were resistant to medical care; they preferred the route of the local bokor (witchdoctor). They are not followers of Jesus.
"All the students in the AEM Middle School (Grades 7-9) have participated in the Farming God’s Way curriculum in class as well as the practical experience in the experimental garden. Arisson heard in those classes that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life; he would have heard 'trust in the Lord with all your heart and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him – God – and He will direct your paths.' Arisson learned that in trusting God you will see His provision and that His ways are sufficient. He also learned in his class that God hears and answers our prayers, as Jesus said, 'Ask and it will be given to you.'
"When Arisson began to miss days at school because of his ill health and inability to walk, his teacher and fellow students came to visit and they prayed in faith asking God to heal his leg and foot. In time, the leg was healed and soon Arisson expressed his desire to become a follower of Jesus. He had heard so often 'Bondye kapab fe tout bagay.' God can do all things. The same God who hears the prayers for successful gardens and good harvests, cares for each person and desires that they know Him. Arisson is praying that his parents will come to know Jesus too.”
Key Prayer Points
- Provision in the form of:
- access to materials and supplies needed to advance this initiative in GDN.
- ability to access finances in banks that have seen closures due to turmoil.
- currency stability.
- For schools to remain open, and that teachers and parents can continue to interact as they implement their Gardens of Faithfulness.
- For the clinic to remain open and supplied to serve the communities around them, especially in light of sporadic closures of hospitals.
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