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.
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.
|Backpacks in Haiti|
|Backpacks in Haiti|
Living victoriously in Christ, Lynn and Lance Anderson, Mission Directors