“Ask and you shall receive” is not just a cute saying. It is a Word from the Bible. In the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and John, Jesus tells us that when we ask for things in His name, we will receive them and our joy will be complete. He is a generous giver and He longs to fill the desires of our hearts. He wants to make our lives full of joy.
As we met with the Haiti Care Mission Advisory Board this month, we reported on the incredible works that God has done for the mission in the past year and told them our goals for 2013. One of the goals we told the Board about is our desire to increase the number of sewing groups who are working on producing items for the children. This is one of our top priorities for this year and we began seeking God to send more laborers to work with us.
We are strong believers in God’s ability to answer prayer and we love to brag on Him when he does, so it is with great joy that we can report that seven new sewing groups have started sewing for Haiti Care in the last two months.
These groups have found us from a variety of means. Some found us on the internet (yes, God even uses Facebook) and some found us through friends, but whichever way it was, we know that God had His hands in it.
We are so excited to see how God is going to use these new groups. One lady tells me that her group of ladies said, “Though we are small and many are not able to do much due to poor vision, we want to do something even if it is not a lot”. We are expecting that God will pour His blessings on each of these ladies and do great things through the works of their hands.
The increase in the number of sewing groups is not something we want so we can report more numbers. We desire more sewing groups so ultimately we can bless more children in Haiti. Our purpose is to use these gifts of love to touch lives for Christ. Every item we receive is a tool that we can use to share His love and teach the Gospel to these precious children.
We are very excited about the growth that Haiti Care Mission is experiencing and we look forward to seeing more growth throughout the year. If you know someone who would like to help HCM by sewing or starting a sewing group, please send them our way. We would be glad to talk to them and help them get started. The more items we produce, the more children we can bless.
Thank you for your help in spreading the word about Haiti Care Mission. We appreciate your support.
Prayer requests and praises
· Please pray for the Lord to continue opening doors for more opportunities to share with churches and individuals about Haiti Care Mission
· Please pray for the people of Haiti. As they approach the season of Easter, we pray they will be open to hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and receiving new life in Him.
· Pray for the people of Haiti that God would calm the fears from the recent earthquake.
· Praise God for His direction in this ministry. He is always opening doors to new opportunities for us.
· Praise the Lord for new helping hands that are interested in joining Haiti Care Mission.
We know the power of prayer and are grateful for every prayer that is lifted up on our behalf. Please let us know how we can be praying for you.
Thanks you for partnering with us,
Lynn and Lance Anderson, Mission Directors
|Toys made by a group called Toys for Christ. They are partnering with us and making wooden toys for the kids.|
|Another happy boy with his wooden car.|
|This little girl is wearing a HCM diaper in the hospital in Port au Prince.|
|Dress distribution in Guatemala with the items left behind from the Sept. trip.|