The Hendricks Family
October 20, 2021
Dear Faithful Supporters,
John 9:4 “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” Jesus was a worker; He was busy about the Father’s business. Are we busy about the Father’s business? If we look around us, we feel that the coming of the Lord is nigh, are we acting like it? We must be busy about the task of reaching others. The last year and a half have been difficult for us all but we can’t quit doing His will in our lives.
We are still not able to go into Prison in person for services. We have started getting paperwork from several of our Camps to renew our paperwork, so that is promising. We are still doing radio services from the parking lot of the Prisons that will allow that as we can schedule a time. We have several men helping us and we are grateful for their desire to preach to the men behind bars even if we have to do it from the car for now. Please keep the men behind bars lifted up that God would do a great work in their hearts. Also pray that we can soon began in person meetings in the Camps again.
I would like to ask you to continue to pray for Haiti. There have been several kidnappings of Missionaries there in recent weeks. The most recent was a group of 17 from Ohio, the gang named “400 Mawozo” has taken responsibility for the kidnapping. Pray that they are released unharmed. One news reports is that they are asking one million dollars apiece ransom for the Missionaries. Haiti has become more dangerous in these days. Our Missionary, Iliobert Destine tells me his boys are not even able to go to school some days now because of fear that they too will be harmed.
I received word from our Missionary in Trinidad that they have topped 1,600 deaths from Covid. Grenada is reporting 192 deaths as of today. So, as you can see, the Corona Virus is still affecting them in a big way. Some of the Islands are having more cases than others but all are affected by this. Please keep praying for our men as they work with their people. Some are allowing in person services, some are not. These men continue to do the best they can given the circumstances.
With all that is going on there in the Islands, it has made it hard for us to travel there this year. The quarantine and vaccine rules keep changing. We wanted to go to Haiti and help brother Destine but that is not possible at this time. He has asked me to come to Dominican Republic in December. He is working with nine Hattian Missionaries sent from his church in Haiti to Dominican Republic. He will cross the border and meet me there. They have a Bible Institute there with 9 men ready to graduate. He wants me to help with their graduation and do some preaching there also. I have ordered my ticket I will leave, Lord willing, Dec.13th and return Dec 21st. Please make this a matter of prayer, I will need several negative Covid 19 tests; one before leaving, one upon arrival, and one more when returning home. I don’t trust the test, but I do trust my Lord, so will you join us in praying for this trip that the tests would all be negative. Please pray also for God’s protection as we travel, power as we preach and provisions to do everything that we need to do while there.
In closing, let me say thank you again for all you do for us. Becky and I are so blessed to be part of your Missions outreach. If I can help you in any way, please let us know. Let’s keep looking up because Jesus is always looking down.
Your Missionaries in His Service;
Joe & Becky Hendricks