I feel a little like a broken record, but in this edition it is our pleasure to give you “another trip report.” We are very blessed to have had the ability to make another trip to Haiti this spring. It was an unexpected trip in terms of our plans but I believe it was all in God’s plans.
In the first week of June, Lynn and two ladies from our church took a very short but highly productive trip to Haiti. The trip came up very quickly following our March trip. When in Haiti, we met up with one of our missionary friends and he requested that we come back and serve in his churches again. We had not been with his churches for almost 1 1/2 years, so it was perfect time to go back and reconnect with these families.
The trip lasted only four days but in that time, we distributed over 1200 items at five locations. It is hard to estimate how many people we met with because the numbers continued to grow as each distribution developed. We may have started the distribution with 75 children in the church but by the time we left there were easily 125-150 kids. Word spreads very quickly in small villages and everyone comes out to see the action. It really excites me to touch lives so when I see more children come into the church my heart jumps for joy.
This was a trip with many “firsts” for us. It was the first trip without Lance as the team leader. He and our girls stayed back in the US while Lynn took the lead. It was a challenge to not have our trusted travel and security man but it was a wonderful opportunity to trust God in ALL things. God lead and directed our steps and we had favor every step of the way.
It was also the first time that I traveled to Haiti without Grace and Hope. They are excellent workers for this ministry. We normally work as a family-team, which means we can anticipate each others needs and completely understand each other. On this team, we had two ladies from the church who have never served together in this arena so there was potential for confusion to creep in, but God was faithful and He brought our hearts and minds together as one. The team worked together seamlessly and showed great order in what can be very much chaos.
Overall, the trip was wonderful and God made everything work out perfectly. We had many opportunities to serve the missionary and his wife in several areas as well. From technology to cooking, the team was willing to “do whatever it takes” to serve and they did that with excellence.
As always, we can not make these trip and serve the children of Haiti without your help and support. We are grateful for every gift given and every item of love sewn. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for making this trip and this ministry possible.
Prayer requests and Praises
· Thank the Lord for a successful and safe trip to Haiti for Lynn and the team.
· Praise the Lord for the way He makes all of the items multiply to meet the needs of each person we minister to.
· Praise God for great missionary partners in Haiti that take excellent care of us when we are in Haiti.
· Please pray for us as we try to take some time for rest this summer. There are always many needs and our hearts what to help in every one. Pray for discernment to do only what God is calling us to do.
Thank you for praying for us and this ministry.
Living victoriously in Christ, Lynn and Lance