Newsletters

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June 10, 2013 - Lee Holder has sent us a very thorough and informative report concerning the work at OFCB Ministries

December 26, 2012 - Read a very encouraging Newsletter from Actionnel where he lists some of the major wins that God has blessed the ministry with over the years

August 28, 2012 - Read about the damage caused by from Hurricane Isaac

January 15, 2012 - Pray, give, pray some more and give some more – famine may once more be visiting the mountains of Bayonnais

January 1, 2012 - Bayonnais School Enrolment Chart

December, 2011 - OFCB Ministries Update - December, 2011 (PDF file)

January 1, 2011 - 2010 in perspective as being the worse year Haiti has ever had to endure. Actionnel ends his remarks praising the Friends of OFCB Ministries for their sacrifice in supporting the ministry in Bayonnais.

December 27, 2010 - Follow this link to view a table presenting the number of Cholera cases seen as well as the number of those who have died. These statistics are between the dates of November 8th to December 24th.

December 20, 2010 - Actionnel states, "Governmental Officials estimate that about 2,000 + lives have been destroyed by cholera. But, the truth is that there are more 8,000 cases that have not been reported. These died in their homes or in the streets or on the roads going to the fields or going to markets."

November 28, 2010 - Actionnel draws a parallel between the plight of the people of Haiti and the Children of Israel positing the real possibility that God is raising up a "Moses" for Haiti at this moment.

November 27, 2010 - Actionnel brings us up to date about the Cholera epidemic with the good news that Doctors Without Borders from France have been present in the community and are sending in 5 nurses to assist the very tired 5 nurses and Faustin. These new professionals will allow the others to get some much needed rest.

November 21, 2010 - Actionnel shares with us about the beginnings of the Cholera Epidemic and what is happening at Bayonnais through OFCB Ministries on behalf of those who are very ill.

October 11, 2010 - Actionnel tells about their adopted daughter Marie-Ange who has been hospitalized due to Tuberculosis (TB). She lost her both her father and mother to this dreaded disease - a disease which is rampant in the Bayonnais valley. Marie-Ange is in the hospital where she will remain for approximately two more  months. As of today's date Actionnel says that she is doing well. Actionnel & Yolanda are bearing this expense. Should you wish to assist, directions for giving to this fund are at the bottom of the flier (PDF format). [This fund sponsorship is through Christ Fellowship Community Church in Gastonia, N.C. only.]

February 8, 2010 - Actionnel writes his first letter to friends of OFCB Ministries since the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010.

December 2, 2009 - Actionnel addresses the Friends of OFCB Ministries in Charlotte, NC.  This was a very important meeting as the spill over group heard the absolute necessity for our getting better organized in our support of the ministry in Haiti.  Much was accomplished. In addition to Actionnel's addressing the group, Dimilsaint shared his heart with us through an interpreter ─ a man who is a God-send to us, Rev. Eddy Legger, a native of Haiti and a pastor of a Haitian Church in Charlotte. God is doing great things and you will be reading more about it soon. It was so sad hearing Actionnel speak of there not being enough money to pay the teacher's salaries for three months this fall. There is a great need for our enlisting 3000 children sponsors whose gifts would do so much in supporting the ministry. There are only 1,775 children in the school.

December 2, 2009 - Read this exciting report presented by Rev. Eddy Ledger the Project Manager Coordinator for the Medical Clinic. This committee isn't waiting for the Medical Clinic building to be complete before starting this "must have" project of  ministering to the physical needs of the people. Did you know that this clinic will be the "only" Medical Clinic in the mountains of Bayonnais where 80,000 people live. (PDF File)

December 2, 2009 - Friends of OFCB Ministries Meeting Minutes at First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC. This meeting was packed with the business of OFCB Ministries. Kevin Wright has prepared an extensive record of these minutes. Reading these minutes is all about one thing - ministry. As you read the minutes you will learn much about the state of the ministry at present plus grasping the dreams for the near future.

December 2, 2009 - OFCB Ministries 2009 Steering Committee. Contact these people according to the needs of your questions and comments.  Choose which committee relates to your concern and you can e-mail the chairman of that committee as e-mail addresses are provided.

November 19, 2009 - Engineers without Borders has won a prestigious award primarily for their work in Bayonnais, Haiti.  This is very interesting reading and we all are so grateful for these fine people for their untiring efforts in helping the people of Bayonnais as well as other places in the world.  Thank you EWB.

October 28, 2009 - View a spread sheet of the new enrolment at the OFCB Ministries School in Bayonnais, Haiti. Get ready for you are going to be amazed at what God is doing in Bayonnais. However, we are having to "extend" the geography to a remote village called Nicolas.  There OFCB Ministries has established a satellite school that already has 259 children enrolled. In addition to this, the OFCB Church is sending "missionaries" to the church in Nicolas to help minister to these people who, regrettably, are in deeper poverty then are the people of Cathor (Cathor is where the main church and school are located. Bayonnais is the name for the larger mountain community of 80,000 people.). I (BB) wish to congratulate the church and school staff for having a mind for missions even though their needs are so desperate. At the bottom of the page is a special message from Headmaster and Pastor, Rev. Actionnel Fleurisma. 

October 14, 2009 - Click here to read the full color, 22 page Medical Clinic Report from the Engineers Without Borders, San Francisco, CA.  This booklet concludes many hours, days, weeks, months, and years of volunteer work by this outstanding group of professionals who have a burden for the people of Bayonnais, Haiti. They have made several trips to Bayonnais surveying the needs for a medical clinic in Bayonnais. Their research is absolutely first class. Indeed, the set of building plans that they have here presented has the potential of becoming a template for similar projects throughout the country.  We the Friends of OFCB Ministries express our profound gratitude for these engineers and their voluntary gift to the work in Bayonnais (PDF file).

October 12, 2009 - Read the minutes from the October 12, 2009 meeting of the Friends of OFCB Ministries meeting in Charlotte.

September 15, 2009 -  Read the minutes from the September 15, 2009 meeting of the Friends of OfCB Ministries meeting in Charlotte, NC. (PDF File)

August 31, 2009 - View OFCB Proposed Budget of its ministry operations for the 2009-2010 academic year (PDF File).

June 26, 2009 - Actionnel shares some of the immediate needs for ministry in the church and school at OFCB Ministries. Read how he shares a moment in time for the overloaded ministers at the school and church. He also mentions some very real and urgent prayer needs.

June 9, 2009 - Read the minutes from the June 9, 2009 meeting of the Friends of OfCB Ministries meeting in Charlotte, NC.

May 5, 2009 - Read the minutes from the May 5, 2009 meeting of the Friends of OfCB Ministries meeting in Charlotte, NC.

April 17, 2009 - Pouring of Concrete, Sponsoring Churches, Prayer for us

April 13, 2009 - Update about the Concrete Pouring, Crusade Baptisms, Road Repairs and Rice for Families paid to those who are working on campus projects

April 7, 2009 - Read about the move of God upon Bayonnais during the crusade they recently held. Learn how construction on the new school is progressing. And, the good news of two new babies becoming members of the Bayonnais Community.

March 29, 2009 - Message from Actionnel Concerning Work Teams, Road Work, Haitians Earning Money, Feeding the Starving and Gratitude for MPUMC.

March 10, 2009 OFCB Prayer Requests and Priorities - Presented to the US Supporters of OFCB Ministries meeting at Myers Park United Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC. Included in this Newsletter is the proposed operating expenses for the Medical Clinic now moving forward in the planning stage.

September 16, 2008 Starving People are flocking to the school in Bayonnais because they heard that there was food there. Amilor has sent two pictures of the people standing several deep at the fence looking with longing eyes protruding from hungry stomachs.

September 13, 2008 from Kevin Wright live in Haiti - Rev. Kevin Wright, Minister of Missions for Myers Park United Methodist Church. provides this report to parallel David Nichol's words concerning their emergency ministry of getting food to Bayonnais (Remote mountain community).

September 12, 2008 from David Nichols live in Haiti - David has here sent us an update concerning the airlifting of food to Gonaives and Bayonnais.

August 2, 2008 - Read this informative newsletter. You will discover information about all the exciting things happening with the ministry in Bayonnais.  This is a PDF file. It should load right into your browser. If you have problems, download the free Adobe PDF Reader and install.

April 6, 2008 "Ranlo church helps congregation in Haiti" - view an article about our gifts to the work in Haiti and read about the vast hunger there through the eyes of the Gaston Gazette and Editor Toby Eddings.

March 18, 2008 - "Clorox & Battery Acid" - How starving Haitians describe the burning pains of hunger.

November 18, 2007 - Careers in Bayonnais and Gonaives, Haiti - For a long time, it has been obvious that the classes in the upper end of the high school would eventually become large. The 11th grade now has 78 students (13th grade is the last year). As the bubble of larger classes rose to and through 9th grade, and is approaching 12th grade, the National Exams in 9th and 12th are becoming stumbling blocks to a greater number of students. The inevitable result is dropouts, for they cannot advance to 10th or 13th grades without passing the exams. Trades will be part of the answer for these students.

October 10, 2007 - See Peter's blog updated with videos of the action; learn what the word "konbit" means - http://peterbdaniel.wordpress.com - Here you will find not only pictures, but content on Peter's Blog plus movie clips of the men and women working on the new school and the ladies cooking in the new kitchen plus much more - a must see!

October 1, 2007 - Rebuilding the Road at Savane Ronde with 200 volunteers.

September 29, 2007 - Flooding of the Road at Savane Ronde by David Nichols, at OFCB in Cathor-Bayonnais

July 13, 2007 - Letís praise His Name together! You may well ask what to praise His wonderful Name for. This post provides a listing of just how the Lord has been blessing the work of OFCB Ministries.

May 15, 2007 - Completion of the Bridge - Needs - Report on Marie-Angie the Orphan girl that Actionnel and Yolanda have taken into their home.

May 11, 2007 - Actionnel & Yolanda bring into their home a grieving 9th grade just orphaned child. Read the story.

December 23, 2006 - Total Attendance now at 1,528 - View the attendance by grades.

December 19, 2006 - Christmas Greetings - Report on how the Lord is blessings with children & gifts - Kidnappings

July 11, 2006 - News from David concerning emergency needs in Bayonnais

April 24-29, 2006 - First Medical Mission to Bayonnais, Haiti by David Nichols (PDF Format)

April 28, 2006 - More news from David Nichols about the Medical Team plus Pictures

April 16, 2006 - Great News from David Nichols (E-mail/phone contact (Actionnel); 10th anniversary; bridge; medical mission)

January 28, 2006 - Ministry Needs for the School

January 8, 2006 - Haiti - A People of Nostalgia

January 5, 2006 - Haiti - A Country of Eternal Transition

December 24, 2005

November 2, 2005 - 22 College Students

October 14, 2005 - Update on students from OFCB Ministries Bayonnais Haiti   

August 15, 2005 - Follow up about the flood and the Lord's continued work in Bayonnais

December 16, 2004 - News about the recent flood from Hurricane Jeanne

November, 2004

February, 2004

December 22, 2003 "My Trip To Haiti: Bob Bodenhamer & Larry Autry's Visit"

October 8, 2003

March 24, 2003

January 10, 2003

December 9, 2002

October 28, 2002