For us, these questions were a catalyst to spend some time reviewing our mission statement/statement of faith and checking to see that we were on target with the purpose of the mission.
The Mission statement of Haiti Care Mission is as follows:
Haiti Care Mission is an independent Christian mission outreach to children in need in Haiti. Currently, Haiti Care Mission provides pillow case dresses, pinless cloth diapers, backpacks, shoes, toys and sleeping mats to children in Haiti and beyond.
All items are sewn and/or donated by volunteers. They are distributed by means of individuals and mission teams traveling to Haiti, as well as by missionaries in the country. These items are used as tools in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a small token of His great love.
All expenses incurred by Haiti Care Mission are covered by donations from individuals, groups, and churches.
After we spent some time working on this, we made a few changes and additions to reflect the work that Haiti Care Mission is currently involved in. We are pleased to report that we feel very strongly that we are working diligently to accomplish this mission statement.
The second piece of that question was about our Statement of Faith. We appreciate that this group was concerned about matching their church statement of faith with our statement of faith. We respect the desire to link arms with people who believe as we do and are committed to sharing the Gospel with us. The statement of faith for Haiti Care Mission is as follows:
We believe that God is a person who reveals Himself in the Holy Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is three persons but only one God.
We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin birth, lived a sinless life, was crucified, died and was buried. We believe He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. We believe He will return again to establish His eternal Kingdom.
We believe that the Bible is the infallible, inspired Word of God, meant for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training us in righteousness.
We believe that a Christian life displays the fruits of the Spirit and reflects a life of living in unity with fellow believers.
We believe that the Bible calls us to use our gifts, talents and treasures for the good of the Kingdom. We are to serve and not be served, as Christ did.
We believe that God called everyone to share in the care and comfort of His people.
We believe that salvation is guaranteed only through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. We believe this promise is available to all who will receive Him as their Savior.
This month has been a time for us to review and recommit to the mission statement and statement of faith for Haiti Care Mission. We hope you will be inspired to consider your own personal mission statement? What are you living for and what is your purpose? Once defined, it will direct your steps.
Prayer requests and Praises
· Praise the Lord for the hard working volunteers who sew the items we deliver to Haiti. May these workers be blessed abundantly for the labors of their hearts and hands.
· Praise the Father for His direction and guidance. We are thankful that He is in control of this ministry and He is leading the way.
· Please pray for continued protection for the people of Haiti from any tropical storms. The season of storms is upon us and we are praying that God will divert any storm systems away from the island of Hispaniola.
· Please pray for our family as we make the transition into the new school year. The girls and I will be starting at a new school this fall and Lance will be continuing with his second year of pastoral licensing classes. We are looking forward to new challenges and new relationships. Pray for us to make easy transitions.
Thank you for your continued prayer support. We believe in the power of prayer and we appreciate each prayer warrior for this ministry.
Have a blessed month!
Living victoriously in Christ, Lynn and Lance Anderson, Mission Directors