Dean Bertch – Feb 2016 Update

Hi Everyone.

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Haiti? … Earthquake? … Extreme poverty? … Hunger?  What about … the church?  According to Operation World, the evangelical church has been growing in Haiti.  However, training opportunities for pastors are almost non-existent.

Next week, Reaching & Teaching International Ministries will be launching a new training site in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  This site has been adopted by a church in Plainview, Minnesota.  As a representative of Reaching & Teaching, I will be joining the team (Pastor Nick Wilson and Terry Spenst) on this first trip.

As always, I ask you to pray for safe travel.  My flight schedule to Haiti this Sunday is:

BWI  to Miami – 7:20 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
Miami to Port-au-Prince – 11:15 a.m. to 1:16 p.m.

The Spiritual Discipline, Bible Intake, will be taught each day by Terry Spenst.  Nick Wilson and I will be teaching Old Testament Survey:


  • Bible Overview – Nick
  • Creation and Patriarchs, Part 1 – Dean


  • Creation and Patriarchs, Part 2 – Dean
  • Exodus and the Mosaic Covenant, Part 1 – Nick


  • Exodus and the Mosaic Covenant, Part 2 – Nick
  • Conquest – Dean


  • United Kingdom and Davidic Covenant – Nick
  • Divided Kingdom – Dean


  • Exile – Dean
  • Post-exile and Intertestamental History – Nick

Please pray for: 

  • The teaching sessions – Pray for clarity and effectiveness
  • Cohesiveness among the team. Pray that we “hit it off” and work well together
  • Interpreters – pray for their effectiveness as well as their strength/health
  • Heat – Pray that I can survive the heat and humidity, especially in that teachers are expected to dress in coat and tie

I will be flying home on Saturday, February 13.  My flight schedule is:

Port-au-Prince to Miami – 2:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Miami to BWI – 8:09 p.m. to 10:46 p.m.

Thank you for your prayer, both for the ministry and for me personally.

Together in His service,


These trips are not possible without the financial support of our partners. Would you prayerfully consider becoming at partner?

A Commitment to Good Communication – Your role as a partner in this ministry demands that I keep you regularly informed about what the Lord is doing so that you can better pray for and rejoice with us.

  • A Commitment to Good Stewardship – Your financial commitment is significant, both for you and for those to whom we are ministering. I promise to steward your resources well and to give myself wholeheartedly to the work of the gospel through Reaching & Teaching.
  • A Commitment to YOU – You can count on my commitment to you as a valued partner in the work of the gospel. I am eager to hear from you – your personal prayer requests – so that we can move forward together in the service of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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