Mission: Haiti 2009
‘The God truck’
By Gary Fallesen
President, Climbing For Christ
Miguel Rubén Guante, our missionary to Haiti, who has ridden a motorbike into the Chaine de la Selle mountains since we started working there in 2005, dubbed it “the God truck.”
On Wednesday, May 6, we purchased a 2005 Nissan Frontier after months of prayer and fundraising. In four years, we spent more than $15,000 to rent vehicles to transport supplies (building, medical, agricultural) and people (six short-term teams ranging in size from three to 11 members). Miguel knew that we needed a vehicle to better do the Lord's work.
“I think the name of God will be glorified always with the truck,” Miguel said when we decided to make the purchase on Friday, May 1. “That will be a good tool to prophesy.”
Discussions about acquiring a truck for Mission: Haiti go back to 2006, when God first used us to build a church in Gentilhomme. But it became an earnest prayer in June 2008, when we initiated the Food Bank project. Prayer warriors and financial supporters helped make this truck a “go.”
But even in the hours before the purchase, we needed still more prayer. Miguel was at the truck dealership in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, but money that had been wired to his bank several days before was, inexplicably, still not available.
“The enemy does not want us to have ‘the God truck,’ but our good and precious Savior desires for His work to be done and He will overpower the evil one,” I told Miguel. “The truck will be His! That is my prayer. Pray it with me as well. Satan, get behind us. God's will be done!”
Moments later, Miguel contacted me:
“Just now, I get ready the money to pay the truck,” he said. “Just during your prayer. God is with us.”
“What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31, NIV)
Posted May 7, 2009