Friday, September 25, 2020

Pray for Jenny Jenkins

Friday, September 25, 2020

Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end. Psalm 119:33

Jenny Jenkins  
Jenny Jenkins is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel serving through medical and relational ministries in Grand Goâve, Haiti, where she felt the call to live and minister full-time in 2008 and began working on the relief effort in the aftermath of the earthquake in 2010.

Grand Goâve is a rural community approximately 60 miles southwest of Haiti’s capital. Situated on the bay of La Gonâve, a large portion of the area is mountainous. Many of the 125,000 people of Grand Goâve are farmers, tradesmen, small business owners and educators. Ninety percent of the population lives in the mountains and countryside with limited access to medical care and other services including electricity. A lack of literacy, education and business skills plagues the community and there is an overwhelming need for full-time work, but God’s presence is strong and the local churches are active in discipleship, education and other efforts to transform the community.

Jenny partners with local churches and individuals, and her work in Grand Goâve centers on developing relationships in the community through medical, educational and outreach ministries.

Some ways Jenny serves are:

  • Medical Clinics – mobile medical clinics serve four remote locations with limited access to medical care through providing basic family medicine on a regular basis and visits to each site monthly for follow-up on chronic issues like hypertension and diabetes.
  • Grand Goâve Education Initiative – involves tutoring, Christian mentoring and meal fellowship, literacy classes, educational seminars and other opportunities like Vacation Bible School, youth sports and Bible study.
  • Outreach to widows – serving this often-forgotten group through food kits, worship, medical care, visitation and home repair. 

Jenny seeks to be obedient to what God puts in front of her and aims to meet the needs of her community in a sustainable way while considering those most marginalized and forgotten.

One of the mandates of Jenny's call is to go to places with limited access to care. Magandou, the village where the Mt. Sinai Church and one of the sites of our mobile clinics is such a place. We believe God has called us to build a free standing health center in this village. This outpatient facility will serve the over 15,000 in this community and even more in the surrounding area. With your help this can become a reality. Please pray for the Mountain clinic project # 86153.  You can note this project number alongside your donation if you wish to give in this way. 

Remember Jenny in your prayers. Imagine being in Haiti right now, in the middle of this year, serving in medical and relational ministries. People like Jenny are dedicated and faithful to serve no matter what - even in a pandemic. 

You can follow Jenny on Facebook - her page is Jenny's Haiti Days and she can also be found on the Corporative Baptist Fellowship website - 

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