Posted on November 28, 2017 The Story of Dezo
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Dear Loved Ones,

Greeting. Let us introduce you to the most successful young lady from our Haitian University. She is Louisenie Desauguste, known as Dezo.  I taught Dezo in her freshman year at our Universite Chretienne du Nord d’Haiti in 2006. Soon after she became very close to Manmie Kihomi.

Dezo graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor in Business Administration. Manmie Kihomi asked her to assist her with the women ministries in being the office organizer. After a successful year in the office, with the help of First Baptist Church of Lawrence, Kansas and some friends from Oregon, Dezo came to the States to pursue a higher degree. Dezo just completed her masters of Divinity at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas. Her graduation walk will take place in May 2018.

While in seminary, Dezo did her internship at First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Missouri. She later was called to join the pastoral team. In September, the church voted to hire her full –time to co-pastor with Pastor Steve Jones.

Without your prayers, your sacrificial giving, Dezo would not have become who she is today.  You can follow her inspiring sermons on YouTube (Louisenie Desauguste) & Facebook (Dezo Louisenie Louise Desauguste).

Go into the world, make my disciples and baptize them in the name of Jesus. Dezo is an example.

Thank you for your support.

In Haiti,


Dear Friends,


Don’t you wonder sometimes what happen to all the people Jesus helped during his ministry.  I always wonder about the soldier that came to arrest Jesus and Peter cut off his ear.  How did he feel arresting a man that was obviously God?  Nzunga and Kihomi have mentored many and sometimes the leave the university and are never heard of again.


Thankfully they do know the story of Dezo and what a great story it is.  God is using her in mighty ways to bless others because of Nzunga’s and Kihomi’s intervention.  I met her in 2008 when I was in Pinion Haiti working with Bright Hope International.  I had communicated with Nzunga by email and phone and wanted to meet him.  He would not let me come to Cap-Haitian (about 40 miles) at that time as it was dangerous to be there with a white face, so he came to me.  There were 3 girls at the university that parents lived in Pinion, so they hitched a ride.  I kidded him about bringing 3 hot college girls with him.  Turns out that one of them was Dezo.   Are there anyone in your area that needs to be mentored by you or your church?  You can change lives also.




Dennis Shewell

Mission Partnership Team Communications Advocate and Convener

Nzunga and Kihomi Ministry


Phone: 812-569-1352


Other team Members:

Les Roberson

Diana Peysha

Terry Bivens-Fry

Charles Newman