It is hard for us to believe that it was just four years ago that we began this missionary journey of serving the people of Haiti. Our hearts are so sold out for Haiti that just the mention of the country makes our hearts skip. As we begin our 5th year of serving Haiti, it seems like a great time to look at all the ways God has taken care of us and the work He is doing through Haiti Care Mission.
As we look back to where our journey began, we can see the favor we have received from the Lord. From the time we moved to Florida to now, we have been blessed in so many ways. From the selling of our home and possessions in Iowa to the purchase of our home in Florida, God’s favor has been evident. We remember the way He brought a buyer for our home in the last month of our departure and how He opened doors for us in Florida that made our realtor’s head spin. God has taken care of every detail of our personal lives, and we are very grateful.
In our time of serving Haiti, we have watched major changes of the country through an earthquake, hurricanes, floods and political upheaval. But in all of the chaos and destruction, we have watched God move on behalf of His people. We were able to be on the front lines helping bring relief to the people. We were both humbled and honored to be part of His work of bringing hope through the trauma and destruction.
Now, as we serve with Haiti Care Mission, we are so privileged to have an active role in bringing comfort to the precious little ones of Haiti. It is such a joy to see the children get excited about the Bible stories and items that we bring in. We are always encouraged by the way God supplies the items we need in just the right time. When we put out a notice of a need for flip flops or backpacks, we can expect God to work through our supporters to hear the call and provide for the need. We have learned to “expect” rather than “hope” for the need to be filled because God has been faithful every time. Watching God work from the front lines is so exciting and we hope we never lose that thrill of watching Him work for His people.
Through it all, we have been so blessed through our supporters. It is only because of you that we are able to fulfill the work that God has called us to do. Each connection that God has brought to this ministry is a gift. Through the internet, friends, churches and family, we have linked arms with people all over the country who share a common goal of sharing the love of Jesus with the children of Haiti. We are extremely thankful for your faithfulness. Through your prayer, sewing work, donations and financial gifts, you have provided the tools we need for this ministry. Your support has made this journey a blessing and never a burden.
We are blessed and appreciate all that you have sown into Haiti Care Mission and our family. It is our prayer that you will receive rich blessings you deserve for the seeds you have sown into this ministry and our lives. We pray that as we move forward in our service to God and Haiti we will see more and more of God’s direction, protection and provision for this ministry.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith.
1 John 5:2-4 NKJV
Prayer requests and Praises
· Praise the Lord for the healing He has brought to Lynn’s Grandma. She has overcome some very large hurdles in the past month. Thank you for joining us in prayer.
· Praise the Lord for boxes of flip flops, school supplies and backpacks. We are very grateful for the way the Lord brings in the items we need in perfect timing.
· Please join us in prayer for all the preparations and details of our next trip. We are in the final stages of preparing a team and making arrangements. Please pray for every detail to be worked out in God’s plan.
· Please pray for the continued protection of Haiti from tropical storms.
· Please pray for wisdom for us as we lead and direct Haiti Care Mission. We want to do all things in God’s plan and God’s direction.
Thank you for your faithful prayer support. We appreciate your investment in this ministry.
Living victoriously in Christ,
Lynn and Lance Anderson, Mission Directors