What others say about Arnold,
Arnold is a man of his word and he practices what he preaches. I'm the president an CEO of the radio station RTV, it is an honor to have this program in our radio station and we highly recommended him.
Mrs. Jerome Michel - President & CEO R.T.V
Arnold Garcon he is one of the best client we have in the radio, he has a program call; The voice of the gospel. Arnold is trustworthy, honest man, and man of faith. we esteem him a lot and speak very highly of him.
Mezidor Gerard Luly - General Manager Radio Vision 2000
Arnold is a good steward of God's money. Arnold put his house in Haiti for sell to have money to do the work.
Vital Noel - Elder Rouck Church
We sent money to buy bibles. They reported 20 baptisms. We have 60,000 Haitian descendants in Cuba. Some were hungry to read the word of God, others were sick from COVID and we helped them get medicine. When they became well they obeyed the gospel. In Cuba some of the northern places have a local tradition where the preacher delivers the message sitting down. Also, if you wish to pay the preacher you have to pay him privately or the congregation will expect money as well.
Arnold went to the Bahamas, Oct, 2019 to help Haitians flood victims. He paid $2,500 of his own money to go. He gave $1,000 to the church to help the Haitians flood victim. He was not allowed to tell the Haitians for security reasons. From July 2020 to July 2021 we've sent $1200 to buy bibles. COVID continues to be a problem, we have been helping Haitians to get well. These efforts have produced at least 30 known baptisms.
August 14, 2021 a 7.3strength earthquake hit Saint-Louis-du-Sud and created massive damaged. It struck the city of Pestel. Thousands of homes were destroyed and many people died. Unfortunately, some of the deceased were Christians. One church family lost their father and three of their children. In the city of Grand Anise, the Haitian news reported many houses were gone several villages were completely destroyed. A church member lost all her family. She is the only survivor. While she was out shopping she ended up losing her husband, parents and seven children. The earthquake lasted only 30 seconds, but caused a lot of destruction. The problems are compounded but the sparse resources of this portion of the country, there is no clinic in many villages, little transportation, and no money to go to a big city to see doctor. The situation is dire
It is hard to travel in Southern Haiti. The people we work through know where the needy are, and we use them to carry the gospel to those not reachable by traditional means. To complete the work we spent many days traversing muddy roads, crossing over shallow water, and do not have time to eat.
Arnold was shoot and wounded by robbers in 2009 when he was returning from the bank after picking up money to bury the wife of elder. In 2010 he was almost killed by the earthquake and Teresa his wife fell from the third floor to the first, which broke her leg and hand. again in 2011 he almost lost his life in front of the church b a drunk driver.
Arnold Garcon and his wife Teresa are Haitians who speaks English, French, Spanish and Creole. Arnold is a graduate from David Lipscomb University and from Tennessee State University and Emmanuel Theological Seminary. He holds a Doctorate in Ministry.
In order to minister the gospel in Haiti, Arnold has escaped many dangerous and difficulty situations. He has gone without sleep, food, has traveled many rocky roads, has been shot, and was almost in a plane crash. He is continually attacked by false teachers and so called brethren with lies because of jealousy and envy. None of this has moved Arnold because the attackers have done more to Jesus (to advance the gospel then harm) than Arnold. Arnold and Teresa survived the devastating earthquake of 2010. We did not receive a penny from any government , organization , any Haitian church, we did with love of some Christians like you and investment Arnold did for 32years. we are self supported,
we do many things to support us. like taxi driver, Farming, Investment, and construction.
Many denominations are asking us for literature, bibles, and bible courses. Fortunately, they are using all this material to teach in their congregations. The radio program reached more people then ever. several hundred were baptize each year. we reach them by social media. we have in Air for 20 years, we need funds to keep us on air
Voodoo Temple Ministry
Arnold and others have gone to many voodoo temples in Haiti to distribute bibles, literature, and bible courses. It is amazing to see so many voodoo priest hungry to read the word of God. We have conducted some studies by telephone, email, and text messages. Some have been baptized and most of the people we talk to want a bible.
Haiti and Dominican Republic Border Ministry
Thousands of people go to Haiti and Dominican Republic border to a market every Monday and Friday to buy and sell, for business, voodoo rituals, and many other things. We go to distribute literature because many are looking for something to read and everyone want a bibles Some will pull from others and some will fight to get a bible. Arnold receives many calls, e-mails and next messages from these people for baptisms. If you can help us get some money for bibles or if you know any company who could help us, we would be very happy. There are three groups of people at the border; Haitians who speaks Creole, those who speaks French, and Dominicans who speak Spanish. The Creole bible is $11 the French is $7, and the Spanish is $10. If we had many thousands of bibles, it still would not be enough.
Another way that we help in this region is to help sick family members go see a doctor. We use the family relationships as a opening to preach the gospel. This work allows us to continue to build relationships and when family members get sick they come to us for help with burial arrangements. In some cases we are able to baptize them.
Unfortunately, the mission field is ripe with corruption. In our work we come across many people that should be our allies but have become enemies. As Paul experienced in I Tim 4:10 some have forsaken our work. We ask for continued prayers and God's wisdom. May God help them to remember and live by Matt 7:12 "So Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the prophets."(ESV)
Thanks be to God we are safe And Covid-19 Negative! Many Haitians observers have reported infections from the virus and many have died in Haiti, Dominican Republic, and surrounding countries. We have sent donations to help many families see the Doctor and help with Burial expenses.
Even though the pandemic has slowed our movement, we still receive many request for bibles. We are excited by this tragedy because in moments of weakness people seek god. After the 2010 earthquake we baptized more people than we normally do. We have seen a similar trend since the beginning of Pandemic, more people are requesting the word of God. People are requesting prayers, literature, and bible studies. We THANK YOU for all the moral, spiritual, and monetary support.
need help for flood victims in Haiti;
make check payable to:
North Haiti mission ( church of Christ)
P.O BOX 190061
Fort Lauderdale FL33319
or Arnold e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org