Our Goal

The goal of Haiti Care Mission is to share the love of Jesus with the children of Haiti through handmade items. Each hand sown item is made to help every child know that they are precious in His sight. Pinless cloth diapers, pillowcase dresses, and sleeping mats are used as a means of sharing the Gospel of Jesus with the children and families of Haiti.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Year of Abundant Blessings

As 2012 comes to a close, it is quite exciting to see what the Lord has done through Haiti Care Mission in the past twelve months.   It has been a year of abundant blessings. 

This year, the ministry has made three trips to Haiti to share the love of Jesus with children and to serve alongside partner missionaries.  During each of those trips, we personally ministered to children with the love of Jesus.  We have had wonderful opportunities to reach out to churches, schools and villages with Christ’s love.

In 2012, Haiti Care Mission has delivered over 13,000 items to children around the globe.  We are very excited about that number. That number represents 13,000 lives touched for Christ.  To us, that number is an indication of how God is using Haiti Care Mission to comfort His children.   We feel very honored and blessed to be part of God’s work in Haiti.

In addition to Haiti, HCM items have gone to seven different countries in 2012. The main focus of HCM is to serve the children of Haiti but when opportunities arise to share the love of Jesus in other countries, we proudly link arms with teams or missionaries.  God has made some amazing connections for us this year and we are grateful.

As we close the books on 2012, we are extremely humbled by the outpouring of support that we have received through new churches and individuals that have joined our team and the number of new sewing groups that have come along to serve with us.  Without the hard work and labors of MANY, Haiti Care Mission would not be an effective tool that God can use. 

Thank you to each one of you who has contributed through your labors, gifts, and prayer support.  We appreciate each of you and look forward to another year of serving with you to bring Christ’s love to the children of Haiti.

New Needs for Haiti Care Mission

As we move forward into 2013, we are looking at new ways to serve the children in Haiti.   This year we would like to expand and improve the items we use to bless the children. 

One new items that we feel will be of great value in Haiti is flip flops.  In November, we had the opportunity to distribute shoes to the students of a school in Arnous and Port au Prince.  Through that experience, we were made aware of the great need for more shoes.  Flip flops are lightweight and very inexpensive.  We would love to use a simple pair of flip flops as a tool to share the Gospel.  If you or your organization would like to collect flip flops, please let us know.  We have one company in Florida who is challenging their customers to get involved in “giving to others” through donating a simple pair of shoes.

Another change for 2013 is the style of diapers that we are making.  The current pattern is very simple but we would like to provide something more absorbent and leakproof.  We are grateful for all who have contributed to the diapers we have been using and hope you will embrace the opportunity to try something new.  We are currently working with a hospital in Haiti to provide diapers for their children so the need will continue to be high.  To receive a copy of the new pattern, you can contact us or locate it on our blog.

In addition to these two new items, we will continue to need  dresses of all sizes, sleeping mats, boys shorts, and backpacks.  Each of these items has proven to be of great value.  If you are interested in patterns for any of these items, please contact us.
Prayer Requests and Praises
· Praise God for an incredible year of blessing the children of Haiti and beyond.  Over 13,000 children were blessed this year.

· Praise the Lord for the hard working volunteers who create the gifts of love.  The number of sewing groups continues to grow. 

· Praise the Lord for many successful trips to Haiti this year by the Anderson family and others who have left the comforts of home to serve.

· Please pray for God to continue opening doors of opportunity for HCM.  Pray for new ways to serve and new missionaries to partner with.

· Please pray for the Lord to lead and direct HCM through 2013.  This is His ministry and we strive to follow His leading.

· Please continue to pray for the people of Haiti.  They are the focus of this ministry and we pray that they would feel God’s love and presence in their lives.

Thank you for all of the prayer partners.  We appreciate you.
Enjoy some pictures of our items blessing children all over the world.
Ecuador Trip

Guatemala Trip

Peru Trip

Backpacks in Haiti

Backpacks in Haiti

Living victoriously in Christ, Lynn and Lance Anderson, Mission Directors




Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Look what these kids got for Christmas

Thanks to some friends/missionaries in Haiti, these children received sleeping mats for Christmas this year. They were given as a Christmas gift in the name of Jesus at a local school.  We are grateful that they took the time to distribute these this week. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fall Trip Details

     Last month we had the privilege of traveling to Haiti to personally minister to over 1200 students.  It was a complete joy to meet and encourage these precious children.

     While in country, we were blessed to work alongside veteran missionaries, Pastor Tom and Beverly Brumbley at Evangelistic World Outreach.  After working several days at their headquarters in Port au Prince, we traveled to Petit Goave and Arnoux to meet the children.  

     Our first stop was in Petit Goave.  We spent time with each class sharing a Bible lesson and distributing gifts.  Every child in grades K-6 received a backpack full of goodies, and the children in the pre-k classes received a handmade wooden toy.  The backpacks were all packed with a booklet of the Books of John and Romans (in Creole), a tooth care kit, and pencils.  All of the children were thrilled to receive the gifts of love.

     Next, we headed to the village of Arnoux.  Arnoux is located in the area heavily affected by Hurricane Sandy.  There was extensive damage to the roads on the way to Arnoux but it was well worth the effort to get to this school/church.  We were blessed to be able to meet with every class in the school (pre-K to 9th grade).  Once again, we shared a Bible lesson and distributed items to the students.  Thanks to the efforts of all of the sewing groups, we were able to furnish every student with a gift of love.  The boys were very happy to receive a new pair of shorts or a new t-shirt, and the girls, of all sizes, were able to receive a dress.  We were also given  several cases of  shoes to distribute to the little ones.  All of the students appreciated their gifts and showed great care as they folded the items to store them in their bags.  At recess time, we saw many of them in the play yard wearing their new clothes over their school uniforms.

     We were truly blessed to spend time at these schools with the students.  The smiles we shared and songs we sang together are motivation to keep moving forward and reach more children for Christ. 

     Later in the week, we had one more opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the students of the headquarters school in Port au Prince.  At this school, we met with the classes from pre-K to 2nd grade.  We were able to bless them with a combination of items (dresses, shorts, shoes, hair ribbons, underwear). Along with the items, we were able to share a little message of God’s love.  It was a joy to see their excitement in receiving. Their smiles and words of thanks melted our hearts. 

     We feel very blessed to have these opportunities to share the love of Jesus with these precious children. It feels like each trip we take that we take you, our supporters and sewing groups, with us.  You are a huge part of what we are able to accomplish.  Thank you for supporting us and the work of Haiti Care Mission. 

     We pray that each of you has a blessed Christmas season and you take the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with those around you.

Here are a few more pictures from Haiti.
Hanging out with new friends during recess.

Teaching a lesson in Petit Goave and distributing backpacks.

Checking dress sizes to make sure they fit.

Lance gives shorts to the boys in Arnoux.

Grace and Hope with another new friend.  When we are in Haiti, it is truly a family ministry.  We all work together to touch lives and share the love of Jesus.  We are blessed to have two girls who love Jesus and love the people of Haiti.

Thanks again to all you helped to make items, donate items, and financially support the work of Haiti Care.
Be blessed,
The Andersons for Haiti Care Mission