Yoder Update - August 2022

One of the privileges we have as we serve with Christian World Outreach (CWO) is representing the organization at churches when they have a mission event. It is great to see the excitement of the mission team as they plan and prepare to have those they support in local and international missions at the event. It is also encouraging to get reacquainted with those from other organizations we have met in the past or to meet others for the first time who are serving in missions.

Greg had the opportunity to spend August 18-22nd with the people from Lighthouse Bible Church in Palm Coast, Florida. Karen Pasquariello, CWO’s first missionary to Haiti, is a member of this church. Greg and Karen served together in Haiti 42 years ago when CWO got started. Karen introduced her church to CWO and they have had two teams go to Haiti which sparked an excitement about missions and the CWO ministries.  

Joel and Marie St Amour, CWO Haiti leaders, were also able to be there so it was a great time of fellowship. They were able to share about the ministries in Haiti and the current situation there while meeting with the mission team and with all who attended the Saturday and Sunday meetings. Joel and Marie shared how God has worked in their lives and how God is working through the CWO churches and the Feminine Training Centers. Those that served on the two mission teams especially enjoyed their time with Joel and Marie as they shared how being on a team changed their lives.

Greg gave an update on the other ministries in Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe and introduced the church to the two new ministries in South Africa, Single Moms Raising Sons, and Sri Lanka. Greg emphasized how CWO was built on relationships that have grown the ministry and how CWO uses many different programs to share the light of the Gospel.  

Greg also had the opportunity to spend time with some of those who had gone on teams serving in Haiti. It was a great time of reminiscing about the trips, hearing how the trips impacted their lives and even hearing that some have stayed in contact with those they worked with while there. When asked if they wanted to serve again all said, “Yes!” They did understand with the current dangers of kidnapping and unrest that we will not be able to go now but they are ready when God opens the door to return.

When meeting with Pastor Ted he said, “The trip to Haiti changed my life.” As we talked, he shared how the trip has helped him understand some scripture differently because of the things he saw and heard while there.

Greg and the Geremia family who went to Haiti.

Greg visiting with past team members.

We are very thankful for the churches that support the ministries of CWO and for the opportunity we have had to share what God is doing through His ministry with CWO. Also, for the churches that have sent teams to partner with us in ministry as we serve in Burkina Faso, Haiti and Zimbabwe.   

If your church is having a mission event, we would welcome the opportunity to be a part of it. We also welcome the opportunity to meet with your church’s mission team in person or by a Zoom call.

Serving Together,

Greg & Laura


  • For opportunities to meet with churches that support the ministries of CWO.
  • For opportunities to share how God is working through CWO.


  • Peace and safety to return to Burkina, Haiti and Sri Lanka.
  • The CWO staff as they serve in many different ways.
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