News & Updates

Rob and Lori McGhee Join the EBS Team!

EBS is pleased to announce that OMS Missionaries Rob and Lori McGhee will be joining the EBS Team effective immediately! Prior to coming to Haiti in 2017, Rob and Lori worked with the US Military; Rob in Information Technology and Lori in accounting. Rob and Lori are...

Building Project Update

The new classroom building is well underway! We have $150,000.00 of the needed $200,000.00 for the project. Just another $50K to go! Thanks to those who have so generously given to this project already. We couldn't have done this without you. To donate to the project, go here.  ...

Rob and Lori McGhee Join the EBS Team!

EBS is pleased to announce that OMS Missionaries Rob and Lori McGhee will be joining the EBS Team effective immediately! Prior to coming to Haiti in 2017, Rob and Lori worked with the US Military; Rob in Information Technology and Lori in accounting. Rob and Lori are originally from Virginia. At EBS, Rob will be taking the role of Director of Information Technology (IT). Lori will be filling two roles at EBS: (1) Business Office Manager and (2) Hospitality...

Summer Schedule

May 11 Graduation! May 18–21 President Matt Ayars speaking at NorthRidge Church, Sabetha, KS May 26–June 4 Calvary UMC Team at EBS June 3 President Matt Ayars speaking at Seeds of Greatness Bible Church, New Castle, DE June 9–16 White Clay Presbyterian Church visits EBS June 9–10 President Matt Ayars speaking at Cornerstone United Methodist Congregation, Bear, DE June 11–12 EBS Board Meetings, New Castle, DE June 18–25 CCChurch visits EBS June 21 President Matt...

Last Week of Class – 2018

Whew! We ended a great week with class pictures, which are always so fun to take. Thankful for Dr. Bryan for his week pouring into these guys, almost all senior pastors from throughout Haiti.  Dr. Gail somehow made it through her busy week of teaching one Master's cohort in the morning, and then teaching for our Master's of Education class in the afternoons!  Almost all of her students seen here are school administrators, director, principals and professors...

Translators

This is what a great translator looks like! We are so thankful for the men and women who have advanced in their language skills at Emmaus and are dynamic, accurate translators for our international teaching team, for our students, and for the sake of the Gospel! Voilà à quoi ressemble un bon traducteur! Nous sommes tellement reconnaissants pour les hommes et les femmes qui ont fait progresser leurs compétences linguistiques à Emmaüs et qui sont des traducteurs...

Good Crazy

As you read this, our fourth year class is celebrating one last worship service together in the chapel in the middle of campus, 10 men are bending rebar in the rain around the newly poured posts of the new classroom building, 25 Master's of the Arts in Christian Leadership students are working with Dr. Gail, another three Master's cohorts are arriving for their classes at 1 PM, and the undergrad students who aren't in chapel are finishing off final exams. It is a...

Pastor Dave Strope

We were thrilled to have Pastor Dave Strope from West Park United Methodist Church with us last week to teach Biblical Paradigms for Leadership in our Masters of Christian Leadership program. While on campus, Pastor Dave also preached in chapel on the importance of servant leadership. What we love about Pastor Dave is that he not only teaches about servant leadership, but he is a servant leader. At EBS, our faculty ARE our curriculum.  

Church Planting News

Seminary evangelism & church planting efforts around Haiti.

The Fire at Difou

The church plant in DuFour (Dee-Foo) will be celebrating a year soon, and while I have rejoiced to receive so many pictures and powerful testimonies, (remember "The Narrow Path"  or "God at Work?") I have not been. Once again, it's been one of those precious and precarious new plants that didn't need the distraction or the diversion of foreigners, frequently seen in Haiti as money-money-money-money-MO-NEY! and not as spiritual support. We didn't want to hinder all...

The Narrow Path to Difou

Oh, these are my (Stacey) favorite kinds of days.   The ones where precious photos from somebody's cell phone come across my desk, and I can hear the water and I can feel the Spirit and I am touched with emotion, and I drop all the cash count forms and bank statements and cough drops and go find the story....wondering if it is as rich as it looks, and it always is.  More. Praise the Lord. Many of you have been asking about Difou, one of the several areas where our...

Church Plant 7 Baptisms (Difou)

Last week seven (not four!) individuals were baptized at the new EBS church plant at Difou! The church is growing quickly for a bright future. We have a pastor in place along with a church committee and a draft for a church constitution. They currently need: (1) land on which they can worship, (2) benches, (3) a small generator, and (4) a sound system for services. Give now! More stories from Difou to...

God at Work

They were ready to go, a dear invested brother jumped in and covered the trip (12 people, 4 days and nights, food, water, borrowed sound system, generator, fuel, Bibles, transportation and tent materials...$247 USD) and that's how a part of the Emmaus body spent last weekend. My very favorite part about these trips is when they get back. Leading up to this weekend, 3 or 4 students have been sharing the Gospel in Difou 2-3 times a week. Unlike other places they...

New Discipleship Group – Difou

Our Reaching the Heart of Haiti Team has entered into a new zone sharing the Gospel and making disciples. Here are some photos. We will follow up with details soon. In the meantime, be praying for the discipleship groups at...

Who Does That?

My eyes were spilling before Leme even started talking, just clicking through the pictures from this past weekend. I had a friend in college who erred on the side of dramatic, and I can still picture her waving her hands and asking in her bold sing-songy voice, "WHOOOOO DOES THAT!!??" It's what I picture now, as I look through images of Leme, Phida, Nosebin, Jopnel and Levy, hiking over hills and through rivers, staying in a hut (and I use that word generously)...

Worship at Fèv

It was a joy to worship with our family in Fev (an Emmaus church plant) this morning along with several students and alumni. Praising the Lord for the beauty and freedom of worshipping and growing...

Beautiful Feet GOING

This is a short little post for no small thing.  It's absurd that I haven't shared this with you earlier. Remember Matt's beautiful feet dream and vision? I (Stacey) told you right after that that instead of waiting until they were DONE training, we were sending them out. Like right now. Our men and women are ready to go, and Haiti is very very ready for the Good News, very ready to learn putting off the old and put on the new. So we pulled any volunteers off...

Remembering Why

Monday was both our first day of class and our last day with our team from Northern Ireland!  After doing lots of service projects, touring ministries and a medical clinic, the only thing they really still wanted to do was "get out in Haiti a bit more." There are lots of touristy ways to do this, but the best way I know to get into people's lives is head for the hills.  Enick, one of our graduates from 2009, has been ministering on an incredibly remote mountain...

Back to the Drums

Last night from the stage of one of Crosspoint's churches in Crestview, someone asked us about the the threats of voodoo, and about how we handle it. For a while Matt spoke about how God handles it, and as I listened and thought about how far, far away the drumming seems today, and how close, close it will be again in just a few days...I realized that in my mind, I STILL think of every drummer, every dancer, every man and woman partying and praising and cursing in...

From the President

 

Student Spotlight & Testimonies

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You can be can be a direct part of what God is doing in and through the lives and ministries of our students.Give a scholarship (anonymously or in the name of a group or loved one) towards a pastor, church planter, evangelist, woman in ministry or community service project today!

A year at EBS costs students about $500US. Because of the economic hardship in Haiti, EBS substantially subsidizes student tuition and fees so that students can afford it. As a result, we depend heavily on donors like you.

Student Testimony – Sundy

They always tell me that when my mom was pregnant, the whole pregnancy, every time she went to the doctor, they said there was no sign of life.  The doctors told her I was dead, and everyone told her to have an abortion. For some reason, she always says that she wouldn’t let me go. When the time came for her to deliver, I was born feet first, and I was very sick and weak, but I was alive.

Camille – Student Testimony

I'm not quite sure how to wrap words around this, but you know me...I'll try! Today I was sitting down with Camille, one of my favorite first year students...soft-spoken, clear-eyed, sweet-smiled, slow to speak and always visibly rolling his words over in his mind before he speaks them. He was telling me his story.  Start to finish, highlights and prayers, dreams and visions. I've been asking a lot of questions of students lately and gathering up lots of little...

Kervens Saintil

Collecting the stories of our students is the part of my job that most forces me to count my blessings.  I say "force", but to be fair, their stories bring gratefulness upon me effortlessly. I am just so thankful of God's gracious pursuit of us.  There might be lots of differences.  I may have no dreams or witchdoctors or prophets in mine, like many in other parts of the world do.  But each story captures the same image that is resounding in mine: Jesus with his...

Testimony Tuesday: God’s Ability

By Stacey Ayars I do the finances 'cause somebody's gotta do it.  I teach English because it helps me build great relationships with the students.  But learning and sharing people's stories is just my very very favorite. As I was reading the to the girls tonight about the Israelites, right before Joshua died, our hearts beat faster with the Israelite people as Joshua reminded them about God and Abraham.  About God and Isaac.  About God and Jacob...and Joseph...and...

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We had the most just GOOD convocation service this past Wednesday.  It was just GOOD.  The worship was fantastic. The sermon was convicting and humbling, the prayer time was powerful, praying over our first year class was beautiful.  Listening to them read their commitment to holy living and humble service and to be family...reading with our staff and students our promise to live life alongside and to minister to them and equip them and love them. It was all just...

Student Testimony – Djempson

I grew up going to the Haitian Catholic Church, listening to the same liturgy over and over, always the same thing, always on repeat. But to be Haitian, in my family, was to be of a Haitian Catholic Voodoo worldview. When I got older, I became really ill, and had fever and pains in my stomach for weeks on end. I became so sick and in pain that I couldn’t even walk any more. Though my family had separated entirely from my older sister when she had married a...

Student Testimony – Sundy

They always tell me that when my mom was pregnant, the whole pregnancy, every time she went to the doctor, they said there was no sign of life.  The doctors told her I was dead, and everyone told her to have an abortion. For some reason, she always says that she wouldn’t let me go. When the time came for her to deliver, I was born feet first, and I was very sick and weak, but I was alive.

Camille – Student Testimony

I'm not quite sure how to wrap words around this, but you know me...I'll try! Today I was sitting down with Camille, one of my favorite first year students...soft-spoken, clear-eyed, sweet-smiled, slow to speak and always visibly rolling his words over in his mind before he speaks them. He was telling me his story.  Start to finish, highlights and prayers, dreams and visions. I've been asking a lot of questions of students lately and gathering up lots of little...

Kervens Saintil

Collecting the stories of our students is the part of my job that most forces me to count my blessings.  I say "force", but to be fair, their stories bring gratefulness upon me effortlessly. I am just so thankful of God's gracious pursuit of us.  There might be lots of differences.  I may have no dreams or witchdoctors or prophets in mine, like many in other parts of the world do.  But each story captures the same image that is resounding in mine: Jesus with his...

Testimony Tuesday: God’s Ability

By Stacey Ayars I do the finances 'cause somebody's gotta do it.  I teach English because it helps me build great relationships with the students.  But learning and sharing people's stories is just my very very favorite. As I was reading the to the girls tonight about the Israelites, right before Joshua died, our hearts beat faster with the Israelite people as Joshua reminded them about God and Abraham.  About God and Isaac.  About God and Jacob...and Joseph...and...

Share

We had the most just GOOD convocation service this past Wednesday.  It was just GOOD.  The worship was fantastic. The sermon was convicting and humbling, the prayer time was powerful, praying over our first year class was beautiful.  Listening to them read their commitment to holy living and humble service and to be family...reading with our staff and students our promise to live life alongside and to minister to them and equip them and love them. It was all just...

Student Testimony – Djempson

I grew up going to the Haitian Catholic Church, listening to the same liturgy over and over, always the same thing, always on repeat. But to be Haitian, in my family, was to be of a Haitian Catholic Voodoo worldview. When I got older, I became really ill, and had fever and pains in my stomach for weeks on end. I became so sick and in pain that I couldn’t even walk any more. Though my family had separated entirely from my older sister when she had married a...