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May 8, 2019

Unrest in Haiti

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”  Those verses in Isaiah 43 came to mind in September 2017 as I shuttled the team and supplies through 15 river crossings to our remote church rebuild site.  One crossing in particular reassured me of God’s faithfulness as my vehicle would drift ten to fifteen feet down stream each time I returned with an empty load.  Countless other times I sensed God’s hands of protection around us as we traveled and worked to build His church.  Two years of planning, leading teams, sweating, crying, and trusting God have now resulted in eight churches that are now meeting under a permanent building.  Thank you, Lord!!

With my first assignment complete I wondered what was next, but I did not have to wonder long!  At a breakfast meeting on January 11th I was asked to consider being the Mission Director for our work in Haiti.  I told Dennis Jackson that I would pray about it, but I knew what I was supposed to do.  This was the second time that the Lord had presented me with this opportunity, and I knew I better not say no for a second time.  A couple of weeks later I contacted Dennis and accepted the position.  The next week I was on a plane headed to Haiti for the Leadership Team retreat…and so the journey began!  Less than three weeks later I was helping arrange the evacuation of 65 people from Haiti as the country erupted in protests and riots calling for the resignation of the current Haitian president.  The word we were getting from people in high positions was that Haiti may be headed to civil war.  Our missionaries were never in immediate danger, but we decided to be proactive and not wait for things to get worse.  On February 14th at 8:32 pm I received the following message from the group that orchestrated the evacuation…

All 10 PAX on flight AA1059 have landed in Miami. All 22 PAX are now safely back in the United States. Mission complete.”

I can’t explain the flood of emotion that came over me as I read that message.  My relief was short-lived though as we received a message shortly after that saying that the US State Department raised Haiti to Level 4 – Do Not Travel. The other countries in the world with similar advisories are Venezuela, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yemen.

Haiti has been relatively calm since February, but the issues that caused the riots and protests have not been resolved.  Part of our missionary team was allowed to return to Haiti April 16th and others will be returning over the next two weeks.  I will not get into the politics of the country, but please know that there are a lot of good people in Haiti who love their country. They are just tired of corruption, injustice, and lack of opportunities.

Please pray for Haiti and our mission team on the ground.  The biggest cause of concern at this time is the rising gang violence in parts of the country since the UN pulled out their peace keeping force last year.  One gang leader “declared war” on the Haiti National Police.  La Gonave is our safe place.  Our missionaries who returned to the island informed me that they received “nothing less than a royal” welcome.  One missionary said that they were welcomed as “friends” returning home after being gone for a while.  

During our missionary retreat April 11 – 15 we discussed the future of the Haiti Wesleyan Mission.  We have cancelled all short-term mission teams through the end of May and will likely extend this until the Travel Advisory falls below Level 4.  The Haitian staff of the Wesleyan Mission depend on the funds generated by short-term mission teams to pay their salary.  Food is still scarce on La Gonave and the food that is available is very expensive. People are hungry and desperate! Will you help our Haitian brothers and sister in their time of need?

In response to this current crisis in Haiti will you give today to provide assistance to the Haitian staff of the Wesleyan Mission in Haiti?

To Give online:

  1. Go to:
  2. In Box 1 enter:  WM06-0126
  3. In box 2 enter:  Haiti Mission Assist
  4. In box 3 enter:  Amount to donate
  5. Click “Add Donation” and follow directions on next page

To Give by check:  Make checks payable and mail to Global Partners, PO Box 50434, Indianapolis, IN 46250. Note “WM06-0126 / Haiti Mission Assistance” on the memo line.
Please pray for me as I travel to Haiti for a few days of meetings and assessment. 
God bless you all,
Greg Edmonds, Haiti Mission Director

December 21, 2016

Rebuild Hope in 2017

Dear Praying Partner,

Four fishermen beside the Sea of Galilee heard Jesus say to them, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  Eight more men received the personal call to follow Jesus and spent the next three years following Him.  He died, rose again, and gave them one last command, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.”
That command of Jesus has echoed in the hearts of Christian men and women for over 2,000 years.  Earlier this year God reminded me about the clear call to “go and make disciples of all nations” that He gave me standing on a hillside in Nicaragua in 2009.  I remember His gentle answer to my prayer as if it happened yesterday.  “You were born in the United States so you can go and do what you are doing right now.” God called me to GO to “the least of these.”
I applied to Global Partners this past summer and was appointed as a Go-Net Missionary in October.  The Lord opened a good work opportunity for Heidi in our hometown that allows us to live close to family and friends.  She understands that I have been called to GO and that I would be disobeying God if I neglected my missionary call.  I am very blessed to have a wife who fully supports this step of obedience.
The initial assignment that I have been asked to oversee is the rebuilding of seven churches in Haiti that were destroyed or severely damaged during Hurricane Matthew.  This will involve…

  • Recruiting teams of volunteers to go and work alongside Haitian workers to rebuild these churches through 2017 and early 2018 (minimum of 10 to 12 teams needed).
  • Planning and coordinating most aspects of rebuild teams…airfare, pre-trip team training, project material purchase and delivery, communication with Haiti mission team coordinator, etc.
  • Traveling to Haiti with teams to lead the rebuild projects (10 to 12 trips per year).
  • Raising funds to help the churches with the cost of the new building.  Smaller church projects will cost $5,000 to $7,500 and larger churches will cost around $10,000.  The Haitian churches are investing in this rebuild as well.  We want to give a “hand up” and not a “hand out.”
“We hold service from 4am to 8am on Sunday mornings because the church building has no roof to block the heat of the sun when it comes up.  When rains come the service ends and everyone runs for shelter.”  Those were the words of an assistant pastor back in 2013 before God allowed me to partner churches and individuals in the USA with this church in Haiti.  Within a short time funds were donated and a team was in Haiti assisting local workers to put a roof on the church.  Because of damage from Hurricane Matthew, seven churches are now meeting under tarps or other makeshift structures.  They need to be rebuilt as soon as possible, but that cannot happen without your help.
Global Partners requires missionaries to recruit prayer partners and raise our entire financial support.  I am writing to ask you to partner with me in three ways…
  1. PRAY – prayer is essential to my effectiveness
  2. GIVE – churches and individuals who will support my mission work financially (monthly Faith Promise) and/or give to help rebuild the churches
  3. GO – churches and individuals that will join mission teams to work alongside Haitian workers to rebuild the churches
PRAY.  GIVE.  GO.  Each of us has a part to play.  What will you do?  Will you partner with me to be the hands and feet of Christ to restore hope and build God’s Kingdom?  I need churches that will support my mission work at $50, $100, or $200 per month.  I also need many individuals and families giving $10, $25, $50, or $100 monthly.  Your monthly support will enable me to go and impact Haiti for eternity.
To Give Online or sign up for monthly Faith Promise follow the link  I can also mail a ministry commitment card for you to fill out by hand if requested.  Due to the immediate need for me to devote my time to coordinating the church rebuilds and traveling to and from Haiti I have one final request.  Would you prayerfully consider beginning your Faith Promise in January 2017 or as soon as possible?  The sooner my financial support is raised the sooner I can devote all my time to the mission that God has called me to.
To the least of these,Greg Edmonds

Missionary Fund #:  WM29-0105
Mail:  PO Box 512 Mayo, SC 29368
To Give Online or sign up for Faith Promise follow the link below:

March 23, 2016

Hospital Repairs Needed!

Hospital Repairs Needed!

Dear Praying Partners,

“See a need; meet a need” is a simple creed that has challenged me over the years to put my faith in action. The book of James tells us that “faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”  I was made aware of a need at the La Gonave Mission Hospital during my trip to Haiti in November 2014 but had not thought about it again until January of this year.  The new hospital was completed during our time serving as missionaries in Haiti while I was building the new guesthouse.  The hospital is run on 100% solar power with generator backup. Several features were included in the design of the facility to keep the patients cool in the absence of fans and air conditioning.  One of these designs was an awning around the wards to keep the sun off the concrete block walls. This kept the sun from warming the block walls and radiating the heat into the patient rooms.  The harsh climate of Haiti has wreaked havoc on this shade structure and a more “climate proof” design needs to be installed as soon as possible to beat the arrival of the hottest months in Haiti.

I will be leading a team of volunteers to Haiti April 2nd – 9th to make the needed repairs to the hospital.  Funds for the project are being generated through private donations and local churches.  The total amount needed is $8,000 and we have raised $6,800 to date.  The materials are being ordered today (3/23) and should be waiting on our arrival.  Our team leaves in 10 days!

Will you prayerfully consider donating to help us reach our goal?

Make checks payable to: Mount Wesley Wesleyan Church
Mail to:  420 Mount Wesley Church Rd. Hiddenite, NC 28636.

Greg can be reached at 828-632-2402 for more information.

God bless you all,
Greg and Heidi

January 1, 2015

The Latest on the “Seashell Lady”

Hello Ministry Partners,

I received many hugs on my return trip to Haiti back in November, but none more appreciative and heartfelt than one from the lady we called “The Seashell Lady.”  Many of you will remember that she was the lady who lived under a tarp with her four children when I was first introduced to her.  Some of you gave money to help build her a new home, and God provided several teams to come help with the build.  One of the other groups that is working on La Gonave uses the phrase, “We are here to give the people a hand-up and not a hand-out.”  “The Seashell Lady” has proven to be our “hand-up” person.  After our greeting and a short conversation I was given an update from another missionary about her. 
Before:  None of her children were in school.
Now:  All of her children are in school.
Before:  She rarely had money to feed her children.
Now:  She is feeding them regular meals.
Before:  She sold seashells as souvenirs to visiting teams.
Now:  She is selling souvenirs that she makes herself.
Before: She did not fix herself up but looked like a defeated woman.
Now:  She was neatly dressed and fixed up.

The Lord allowed Heidi and I to minister to this lady and her children through your prayers and generosity.  THANK YOU!!

The father of her children rarely comes around and does not help her support the family.  Please continue to pray for Judett as she struggles to raise her children.  I was not given an update on her spiritual condition, but I know that we tried to connect her with a Haitian pastor near her home. 

Thank you for praying for my trip to assist with the finishing touches on the new hospital.  The team I worked with was a talented team and accomplished an incredible amount of work.  There is still a good amount of work to be done, but the team and I made a huge dent in the final punch-list.  I would like to say a special thank you to…
The Sturgis team for their hard work and great spirit.
Those who sent donations to help offset some of the cost of my trip.
Heidi for holding down the fort while I was away!

To the least of these,
Greg E.
“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6 NIV)

April 12, 2014

Short Stories from Washington, Illinois (Poured Out)

Hello Faithful Partners in Ministry,

I want to share the following release which reports several stories from Poured Out’s disaster response to the tornado outbreak that took place last November in Washington, Illinois.  This morning’s weather report showed a “tornado watch” box, and I realized that storm season is almost here.  Please pray for us as we stay prepared to respond when the next disaster strikes.  Please read the following accounts and consider volunteering with us to help the people affected.  God bless you!

Poured-Out short stories from the Illinois Thanksgiving disaster

Volunteers are the heart of Poured Out. Without them, very little would be accomplished. Every volunteer in every situation is special, but the groups and individuals that responded to the tornado disaster in Washington, Illinois, last November were an extra amazing bunch. We had many reasons to be thankful for them:
  • The tornado hit just before Thanksgiving and the Christmas season, when everyone’s schedules are already hectic without adding traveling to a disaster site to their “to-do” list. Greatly adding to the difficult conditions, winter set in early in Illinois. It was very cold, and that made working conditions extra tough. But wonderful, hard-working, compassionate people kept coming even in the tough conditions. What great hearts!
  • One weekend we had some groups scheduled to come, and the forecast called for heavy snow. We were concerned for the volunteers’ travel and their safety trying to work at snow-covered home sites. It is very hard to avoid stepping on nails or falling into open basements when you can’t see them! So we contacted each group to advise them of the situation. It was humbling to be told “even if we just shovel snow to help, we still want to come.” What servants’ attitudes!
  • One volunteer really touched our hearts. He was so moved by one homeowner’s situation that he wanted to provide Christmas presents and dinner for this whole family. He asked for help contacting the family so he could remain anonymous. What a joy to be able to surprise this dear, struggling family with a small mountain of presents!
  • One woman wanted to volunteer but didn’t think she could work well outside; she was praying for a way to be of help. After talking to Steve Adams (Poured Out director), she came and served as our cook for a week, fulfilling a huge need for us. She was concerned about everyone working in the cold all day, and determined to make the most nutritious, healthy, and delicious meals she could to boost our immune systems. She even shared all her own home canning with us, spoiling us thoroughly all week! [recounted by Frankie, volunteer cook]
  • We noticed one young lady in the front yard of what used to be a home—scattered around the surrounding area. She was distraught and looking lost. Nothing we could say would remove her pain; nonetheless, we introduced ourselves and expressed sympathy. She shared that she was helpless to remove all the debris of her house from the property and haul it away. We were able to say that is exactly what Poured Out was going to do for her. A redemptive relationship began with Michelle that day. Soon she had a cleared lot, and we were able to remove one burden from her heavy load. We love being able to help the Michelles—God is good.
  • Sometimes the greatest thing that happens is unplanned. Heritage Wesleyan from Rock Island, Ill., sent a team. We were finishing up cutting trees at one of our scheduled sites. Across the street, a lone man was working with a small bow saw on 8-10 huge piles of branches and brush that had been cleared from the roadway and dumped on his lot. He said it was his daughter’s house and it was the only means he had. When the Heritage crew saw his need, they immediately volunteered to give the extra effort and time that day. The man was overwhelmed when we finished and prayed with him. The Heritage team was a great example of all the teams that did a terrific job helping hurting people and proclaiming God’s love in the process.
Watch a video about Melissa’s story, one of the victims of the Illinois tornado.
Levi Adams serves full-time with Poured-Out.

Current prayer needs

  • My transition to Poured Out
  • A home for our family
  • Heidi a job – she has been actively looking since late December, thought she had a job, but that fell through.
  • Financial needs…getting to 100% funding  for the year
  • The missionary team in Haiti and our Haitian brothers and sisters we worked with
  • Safety as we travel and minister in Haiti with mission teams and when disasters strike in the US

Financial Update
I will not be able to receive pay from Poured Out until enough donations are received to cover my support beyond one month.  I am currently helping with a family construction project for income, but hope to be fully funded with Poured Out soon!  Please consider supporting me in this ministry on a monthly basis.  Giving options are listed below.

February 26, 2014

Last Day with Global Partners

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Thank you for your continued prayers for our family during this time of transition from Global Partners to Poured Out. Our official last day with GP will be this Friday, February 28th. Please begin sending donations to Poured Out after this date. Donations to Poured Out can be made by check or online. Automatic monthly giving options are available. Directions for giving are listed below. Remaining funds in GP ARE NOT transferred to Poured Out so we are starting with a zero balance. Some of you asked about the automatic draft that you were giving to Global Partners for our support. I received word from GP that they will stop all EFT transactions on February 28th so you do not need to do anything to discontinue that donation to GP.

Current prayer needs

  • Our transition to Poured Out
  • A home for our family
  • Haley transitioning back into public school…going great!!
  • Heidi a job – she has been actively looking since late December
  • Financial needs…getting to 100% funding for the year
  • The missionary team in Haiti and our Haitian brothers and sisters we worked with
  • Safety as we travel and minister in Haiti with mission teams and when disasters strike in the US
February 10, 2014

Information for Donations to Poured Out

Transitioning from Global Partners to Poured Out

Dear Partners in Ministry,

Heidi and I have been greatly encouraged by the response we received from the newsletter announcing that I will be joining Poured Out as one of their missionaries. God has been so faithful to provide all of our needs during our time of ministry in Haiti, and our trust in Him has only been strengthened by your messages and words of support. I was looking up the reference for a familiar verse that talks about God supplying our need when I came across these verses that so perfectly illustrate our partnership in ministry. Second Corinthians 9:9-11 says,

As it is written:

“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.”

Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

Before we left for Haiti we challenged each of you to Pray, Give, and/or Go.

PRAY – current prayer needs

  • Our transition to Poured Out
  • Our family to get settled back into US life…a home, Haley back in public school, Heidi a job
  • Financial needs…getting to 100% funding for the year
  • The missionary team in Haiti and our Haitian brothers and sisters we worked with
  • Safety as we travel and minister in Haiti with mission teams and when disasters strike in the US
  • My training week in Michigan…February 10th – 14th

GIVE – (more options are coming)

We still need more churches and individuals/families who will support us on a monthly or yearly basis. There are currently two ways to make tax deductible donations to Poured Out for our support. Automatic monthly contributions can be set up through this option by checking the box that says “Make This Recurring (Monthly)” beside the online donation amount box.

Option 1: By Check

Checks written must have the following:
Please make checks out to: Poured Out, Inc.
In the ‘memo’ line, please write: Greg Edmonds

Checks can be mailed to our office at:

Poured Out, Inc.
6601 Imlay City Rd
Clyde, MI 48049

Option 2: Online (one-time or monthly)

Contributions made to support a missionary through PayPal. This can be done by clicking any of the “Help Now” buttons on Poured Out’s Website. In doing so, the donor will be directed to PayPal. People can also go directly to our Donation Page and click the “Help Now” button there.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Many people have questions as to how to specifically allocate their PayPal contribution to a missionary. Pictorial instructions can be found by visiting our PayPal Instructions Page. We highly recommend all donors check this page out before contributing in order to ensure a quick and easy process!

GO – several opportunities exist for you to volunteer

  • Haiti mission trips throughout the year
  • Disaster Relief trips following major disasters in the US (willing hands needed…no skills necessary)
  • Quick responders with specific skills – Class A CDL drivers, equipment operators, etc. These people would need to be available with very little notice to respond immediately with the initial Poured Out team to set up the relief site.

Please contact me if you have any questions, need more information, or would like to get your name on the volunteer list.

You can read more about Poured Out and their ministry:




God bless you all,

Greg, Heidi, Haley, and Luke Edmonds


January 21, 2014

Transition to Poured Out Ministry

Transitioning from Global Partners to Poured Out
Dear Partners in Ministry,

“I just got my heart back!”

Those words, along with a flood of emotion, came to mind as I entered the Gulf Coast on my third disaster relief trip following Hurricane Katrina. I told many people after my previous trip that “I left my heart down there with those devastated people.” Many of you know that Disaster Relief has a huge place in my heart. I was actively pursuing opportunities to do Disaster Relief ministry full-time when God called us to Haiti back in 2009. There are no doubts that God opened the door and called our family to Haiti to serve among a people who live in a constant state of disaster. Our family answered God’s call to go, and we feel a great sense of satisfaction and completion from our time in Haiti with Global Partners. However, my heart never got away from Disaster Relief. Anyone who has volunteered for Disaster Relief has witnessed the impact this ministry has on the people devastated by natural disasters. They have also seen God’s hand perform miracles. One lady in Orange, Texas shared the following emotional testimony on video.

I am Cindy Jackson. When Rita came through it destroyed another home I had. I was able to take my insurance money and buy this home. Then Ike came through and paid us a visit, and I had approximately a foot and a half of water, and no flood insurance. It ruined a lot of things in my home. The enemy tried to throw me in a pit…this wonderful organization called World Hope showed up…James told me he would send a guy over to look at my electrical, and when I came there was a whole crew of angels on my driveway. It truly felt like in the body of Christ how you know its one thing to say things but to see it enacted. Jesus’ hands were on my driveway. At first I was overwhelmed… and couldn’t believe that someone was here to help like that. I want to thank you all for coming and giving me hope for the future. God just continues to show His hands by sending people to help. Thank you for doing what we as Christians are sent out to do.

I was blessed to be the leader of that “whole crew of angels” on her driveway, and I would need much more time to tell the amazing chain of events that actually made it possible for us to be the “hands of Jesus” on her driveway that day.

Heidi and I want to thank you once again for your prayers for and financial support of our family’s ministry in Haiti during our term with Global Partners. We are so thankful to finally announce that I have been offered and accepted a ministry position with Poured Out. This group ministers through Disaster Relief in the United States and in Haiti through bringing life-giving water to areas where there is no potable water. The base of operations for Poured Out is in Michigan, but they have decided to add a “Southern Connection” to the ministry. I will respond to disaster stricken areas inside the US and lead short-term mission teams to Haiti from our base of operations in South Carolina. Poured Out is not an official ministry of the Wesleyan Church, but will soon have status similar to World Hope International in the way it is recognized by the Wesleyan Church. One of the founders of the Poured Out ministry is an ordained Wesleyan pastor, and a recent press release on called Poured Out “the disaster and relief partner of The Wesleyan Church.” However, the ministry partners with businesses and other denominations to bring clean water to orphanages and villages in Haiti, and to bring much needed assistance to people affected by disasters.

Poured Out is a faith-based ministry just like Global Partners and requires their missionaries to raise support in the same way. It is a registered 501(c)3 Non Profit, and can receive tax deductible contributions. We would appreciate your prayerful consideration to continue supporting us through another organization. However, we will understand if you are unable to do so. Please let us know at your earliest convenience if you will be able to continue your support of our ministry as we transition to our role with Poured Out. I will send more information about how donations can be made to Poured Out for our support once I receive your response.

You can read more about Poured Out and their ministry:

God bless you all,
Greg, Heidi, Haley, and Luke Edmonds


December 9, 2013

Next Steps for Greg and Heidi in Ministry

Dear Faithful Partner,

I hope this message finds you well. We are enjoying the cooler weather of late November in Haiti…of course by cooler I mean high 70’s at night instead of high 80’s. The dry season has arrived and our family has now started the countdown to our departure from Haiti. We will be flying out of Haiti on December 18th and will conclude our service with Global Partners in February. Once again we want to thank you for your prayer and financial support of our family over our term with Global Partners.

I am writing to ask you to keep praying for our family as we transition back to life in the US and as we continue to seek God’s direction for the next step of ministry that He has for us. I also want to let you know of an opportunity that has been presented to us by another mission organization called Poured Out. This group ministers through Disaster Relief in the United States and in Haiti through bringing life-giving water to areas where there is no potable water. They have tentatively offered us a position as missionaries, but they want us to come for a visit to Michigan when we return to the US. Their base of operations is in Michigan, however they would like to add a “Southern Connection” to the ministry. If we become part of this ministry, we would respond to disaster stricken areas inside the US and lead short-term mission teams to Haiti from our base of operations in South Carolina. Many of you know that Disaster Relief has a huge place in my heart. I was looking for opportunities to do Disaster Relief work full-time when God called us to Haiti. It appears right now that God is working out the details of this ministry position, but we ask you to join us in praying for God’s clear direction. Poured Out is not an official ministry of the Wesleyan Church, but will soon have status similar to World Hope International in the way it is recognized by the Wesleyan Church. One of the founders of this ministry is an ordained Wesleyan pastor, and a recent press release on called Poured Out “the disaster and relief partner of The Wesleyan Church.”

A final request is about your financial support. Poured Out is a faith-based ministry just like Global Partners and requires their missionaries to raise support in the same way. It is a registered non-profit, and can receive tax deductible contributions. Will you prayerfully consider continuing to support our family on a yearly basis? Heidi and I will need to make a final decision about this position around December 19th and would ask you to let us know of your decision before then if possible. We completely understand if you are unable to continue supporting us through another organization, but we would appreciate your prayerful consideration.

Again, we have not officially joined Poured Out at this time so please keep this between the Lord, your church, and our family. You can read more about their ministry:

May God bless you richly in the coming Christmas season and the New Year.
Greg, Heidi, Haley, and Luke Edmonds


October 28, 2013

Term Ending for Greg and Heidi Edmonds

A twelve-year-old Haitian boy enters his teen years with a tiny scar beside his nose where there once was a tumor the size of a grapefruit.

A thin man in his twenties now shows no signs of the tumor in his abdomen that once made him look 9 months pregnant.

A family of 6 who once lived under a tarp now lives inside a concrete home with a metal roof and a concrete floor.

A non-Christian humanitarian team from the US has now seen the hands and feet of Christ in action at the La Gonave Wesleyan Hospital through the missionaries and Haitian staff who cared for them spiritually, physically, and emotionally only an hour after their truck rolled over onto them as it came down the mountain without brakes.

A church that was meeting on Sunday mornings from 4am to 8am to avoid the heat of the sun for over a year now has a metal roof that keeps them dry when rains interrupt their services.

An 8,000 square foot ministry center/guesthouse stands ready to welcome visiting mission teams who come to be the hands and feet of Christ to the people of La Gonave.

A two-year-old boy now lives pain free after his umbilical hernia is repaired by a visiting surgeon.

A woman who came to the hospital completely blind on a Monday left the hospital on Tuesday morning with her sight restored.

I sit here remembering these stories and dozens more that could be told of our three year term in Haiti, and the words of a familiar hymn keep echoing in the back of my mind.  “Great is Thy faithfulness.  Great is Thy faithfulness.  Morning by morning new mercies I see.  All I have needed Thy hands hath provided.  Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me.”  God has truly been faithful during our time in Haiti and we have seen Him do great things both in us and through us.

Our service in Haiti has been one of the most challenging (and yet rewarding) times in our ministry career.  We are writing this newsletter to inform our faithful prayer and financial supporters that our time of service with Global Partners will be concluding at the end of our term in January, as we will not be returning to Haiti for another term.  God has stretched us and used us in ways we never thought possible.  The greatest joy has been ministering to the over 100 mission teams with over 900 team members that we have hosted, and helping instill in them a love for being on mission with God in His world.  It is a truly incredible thing to see them broken “by the things that break the heart of God,” and then help them do something about it.  It has also been a joy working alongside our fellow missionaries and the Haitian nationals here on La Gonave, and this will be the toughest part of leaving.

God has not made the next step of ministry clear to us at this time, but we are seeking Him and have no doubts that He will make our paths straight.  We are very open to anything and everything that the Lord has planned for us next.  We do not feel that our part in missions is ending but that it will take on a new role for this next step of obedience.  We hope to be serving/ministering in a role that fulfills the following words from my resume…“My greatest passion is encouraging and equipping every Christian to reach the full potential that God has placed within them.  Ephesians 2:10 is a driving force in much of what I do, and should be a challenge to all Christians to allow God to do in them and through them all that He “prepared in advance for us to do.”  God has gifted us to facilitate, encourage, and equip God’s people to fulfill the purposes that He has placed them here to fulfill.  Most importantly, our hope is in our faithful God who knows best and clearly guides His children!

We are thankful for the many churches, individuals, and families that have prayed for us, given financially, and even visited us on the field with a short-term mission team.  This was truly a team effort and our family was simply an extension of you and the many other partners who faithfully gave of themselves so that God’s kingdom could advance in Haiti.  There is no doubt that many lives in Haiti have been impacted physically, financially, and even spiritually because of God’s work in us and through us over these past three years.  We love and appreciate all of you more than you will ever know.  It has been our honor to serve God and represent each of you during this season of ministry.  Please continue to pray for us as we finish our time in Haiti and return to the states.  Also pray that God would continue to build His church in Haiti.
Finally, we give all glory to God for everything that was accomplished during our time in Haiti, and the ministry center/guesthouse that will continue to make an impact after we leave.  He who started the work will faithfully bring it to completion!  It is humbling to be a couple of the weak vessels that He chooses to work through.

To the least of these,
Greg and Heidi Edmonds


  1. Our family will be departing Haiti on December 18th, 2013 and will spend January doing final Home Ministry time and attending a time of debriefing/re-entry by Global Partners.
  2. We will be finishing our term with Global Partners at the end of January 2014.  Please continue to support us financially through January if you are able to do so.  CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR US FOR MANY YEARS!!!
  3. Global Partners will also be sending out a letter in the near future offering suggestions for other missionaries or projects that you may want to consider supporting with your prayers and/or finances.
A newsletter with photos and details of the new La Gonave Ministry Center/Guesthouse will be coming in the next couple of weeks.