“Ladies, once again I want to congratulate you on your courage. I know that things were extremely tough out there in the streets. I am grateful to the Lord for allowing me to still be alive and with you today. I am glad about the way you are honoring your teacher. I do not have a gift for Widelene. I cannot reward her. When the situation in Haiti became harder and harder, I would often call Widelene to tell her, ‘Let’s put the Perfected Sewing class to a halt.’ She usually answered me and said, ‘Madam, let’s keep on trying.’”
This is a part of a talk Marie St Amour, the Director of the Feminine Training Centers (FTC) in Haiti, gave to the Perfected Sewing students. If you know Marie and her story, you know that she has had a long time desire to help ladies in Haiti build their confidence and self-esteem through vocational training and sharing the Gospel. Even though she was close to death from a failing heart, she had confidence that God would somehow spare her life allowing her to continue to minister to women. He did spare her live by miraculously providing a heart transplant.