Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you so much for your continued friendship, prayers and support! As we are finishing the school year we are especially grateful for all our supporters, who have made our ministry here possible.
It's really hard to believe that we have been here in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, at Quisqueya Christian School, for the last four years. It has been a real blessing to be able to see the students who started out as Freshmen go through their Senior year, and prepare to go on to college this summer. In a community where many Americans come and go, we feel blessed to offer some continuity and longevity to the school and the students.
In the last few days, a few alumni from the last couple of years have visited campus, and it was so encouraging to see how well they are doing in college in the U.S. Many of them proudly alluded to good grades, and talked about how they hope to come back to Haiti after graduation to help build up the country. For example, one alumnus shared how he is majoring in Public Policy, and hopes to come back to Haiti after completing graduate school, and improve the government. Because he is Haitian, he truly understands the culture, history and language. Because he has an excellent education, he will have the knowledge and skills he needs to make a significant contribution. Because he loves the Lord and has a strong foundation in a Bible from his time at QCS, he has a passion to make a positive impact for the Kingdom of God. We are so excited to see how God uses this student, and so many others, to transform Haiti and their world for the glory of Jesus Christ!
We are planning to return for another school year in Haiti. Robbie will continue teaching Bible, while also formalizing his role as Director of Professional Development and continuing his role as the school’s Social Media Director. Irene will continue to focus on her primary ministry, which is her family. She also hopes to continue to provide counseling one or two mornings a week.
Please continue to pray for our family, as you feel led. In particular, we would ask for your prayers for Robbie's students, that they would continue to grow in their faith and walk more and more closely with the Lord. Please also pray for God's guidance regarding Irene's very part-time counseling ministry in the next school year--that God would work out the details of child care, meeting spaces, etc. Also, please pray for continued health and safety, and praise God that He has been so faithful to us in those ways for these last four years!
This summer, we will be back the U.S for June and July. We would love to visit with you while we're in town. Also, if you would like for us to share about our ministry with your small group or church, we would be happy to do that. Here is a tentative itinerary:
- June 1-15: Columbia, SC
- June 15-July 12: Northern Virginia
- July 12-August 1: Columbia, SC
Financial Support Needs
We are partnered with Resourcing Christian Education International (RCE) in order to raise the funds we need to continue our ministry at Quisqueya Christian School. All donations made through RCE are tax-deductible. Please do not feel pressured, but if you feel led to support us financially, please visit: https://rceinternational.webconnex.com/26902
We would love to stay in contact with you. Here is all of our contact information:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Summer US Cell Phones: Robbie: 571-340-6558 and Irene: 571-346-9583
Skype: irene.pruitt, robbie.pruitt
Our Blogs: www.robbiepruitt.blogspot.com, and www.ourlifewithalittlegrace.blogspot.com
Thanks again for your prayers, encouragement and support! We will continue to be praying for you as well!
Robbie, Irene and Grace