About a month ago, our first school year in Haiti drew to a close. As we reflect on the year and rest during the summer months, we are so grateful for the wonderful school, community, and students we have the privilege of serving at Quisqueya Christian School. We rejoice for the many, many answered prayers this year. And we are filled with thanksgiving for family and friends who pray for us, encourage us, and support us. Thank you so much for caring for us and encouraging us while we minister in Port-au-Prince.
The Beautiful Month of June
June has been filled with celebration and quality time with state-side friends and family. We started off in South Carolina with my, Robbie’s, side of the family. It was great to see all the kids, ranging in age from 5 to 89.
A highlight was going to the Riverbanks Zoo with my mom Sylvia and the grandkids (our niece and nephews) for a day of climbing around the high ropes course.
After heading up to Virginia, I had the privilege of being the godfather at the baptisms of our niece, Lily, and nephew, Hugo.
There have been many beautiful walks around Reston, Great Falls, DC and Manassas with Irene's mom, dad, Irene, or some combination of them. Irene has loved time with her sister, Adele, and her kids—swim lessons, time at the pool, nature walks, a trip to Great Falls, and lazy afternoons. We’ve also soaked up time with dear friends over dinner or coffee—a big improvement over Skype.
The end of June held a trip to Denver for the wedding of Marshall and Makenzie, which I had the honor and privilege of officiating. What a beautiful time of celebration and gathering together of people from all over the US, some of whom we wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
We were pleasantly surprised by an impromptu hike up Mt. Evans (a 14er) with some new friends.
Our visit finished with some much-anticipated time visiting old friends, Emily and Simon, and meeting the hansom new addition to their family, Soren.
Now, we’re back in Virginia for a couple weeks, and will head back to South Carolina for another couple of weeks before flying back to Haiti for year #2. For friends and family in either VA or SC, we’d love to catch up while we’re here. If there would also be an opportunity for us to connect with your church or small group, we would be happy to share about Haiti and our ministry.
We give thanks for many answered prayers this year:
- Spiritual growth among the students, both in first-time commitments to Christ, and ongoing discipleship of many others.
- Healing from our recent bout of malaria.
- Provision for our physical, relational, spiritual, and financial needs during this school year.
- For our students, that they would know the truth and grace that will set them free, and be transformed by their relationship with Jesus.
- For our work, that God would use our classes, discipleship groups, and conversations to draw students to Himself.
- For our safety, that God would protect us from physical danger, discouragement, and illness.
- For the summer, that the Holy Spirit would refresh us during the break, allow us to nurture relationships with friends and family, and bring us back to Haiti in August with renewed energy.
We have recently partnered with Resourcing Christian Education International (RCE) in order to raise the funds we need to continue our ministry here at Quisqueya Christian School. All donations made through RCE are tax-deductible. If you feel led to support us financially, please visit:
Under the Fund Designation drop-down menu, choose “Missionaries,” and another drop-down menu will appear with alphabetical names of missionaries. You will find our names and account number (26902) listed. You can use this website to make one-time or recurring donations, or to set up an Electronic Funds Transfer.
Thank you again for your prayers and encouragement. We are humbled by the abundance of God’s provision through the many hands of our friends and family.
Robbie and Irene
Robbie & Irene Pruitt
Bible Teaching | Discipleship | Counseling
Skype: irene.pruitt, robbie.pruitt
Haiti Cell Phones: (+509) 4782-4794; (+509) 4614-7851
U.S. Mailing Address: 221 Ridge Trail Drive, Columbia, SC 29229
Sending Mail to Haiti: 3170 Airmans Drive, #2029 QCS, Ft. Pierce, FL 34946