This month we are focusing our time and energy on preparing for our trip at the end of the month. There is always much to do with planning and packing, so it is a busy time around here.
Our trip plans include a visit to a school or two on the countryside of Haiti as well as a visit to a street ministry in Port au Prince. In addition, we have a large project planned at the mission headquarters. One room of the main building has become a storage area and it is overflowing with donations. We are going to attempt to reorganize and distribute as much as possible from the room in order to help the missionary regain that space.
This month we are also working to complete another book project for our missionary partner. It is really rewarding for me (Lynn) to be able to help provide materials for their Bible teachers. This book is on salvation and we will be bringing twenty-five copies of the revised book with us on the trip.
We are also pleased to report that in addition to the jeans and clothing which was sent to Ukraine, there was also clothing sent to Siberia from that project. It is really awesome to see how God opens doors and provides pathways.
Since we will be in Haiti at the end of this month and the first week of May, you can expect our next newsletter to be a little late. We promise to fill it with first hand reports from the trip and pictures of the children being blessed with all of your great gifts.
Please keep us in prayer for this trip.
If your church is like ours, you may be thinking about Vacation Bible School and summer projects for the kids. Over the past two summers, some of our supporting churches have been very successful in coordinating collection drives for Haiti Care Mission during their VBS or summer events. We would love to talk with you if you are interested in having your kids (or big kids/adults) collect items for Haiti this summer.
Some of the easiest to collect and very necessary items are toothbrushes and small toothpastes. These are cheap and easy to find at a dollar store. Other items that are important are small size bars of soap and solid deodorant (no gels or liquids). Although shampoo and lotions are nice, they are too difficult to transport. Liquid soaps and shampoos are less desirable because of the weight involved to ship and TSA restrictions.
Flip flops are another easy item to collect. The sizes needed are kids and adults. Baby and toddler shoes are not utilized in Haiti as we do in America, so these sizes are not necessary.
In addition to these items, we are also able to use new t-shirts that are left over from your event. If you have a surplus of t-shirts after you are done, we would love to bless the children of Haiti with your overruns.
If you have additional projects or ideas, we would love to hear about it. Email us or call us if you need any help with your projects. We can provide you with material and information as needed.
Thank you for partnering with Haiti Care Mission. We look forward to hearing your ideas and seeing how you can help us connect your kids to the kids in Haiti.
Prayer requests and Praises
· Praise God for a wonderful month of donations of items for Haiti. We love watching how God always provides for each trip.
· Praise the Lord for a quick turn around on the girls passports. We delayed our spring trip so we could get them processed and they were back in our hands in just a few weeks. God is interested in every detail of our work.
· Please pray for our trip at the end of the month. Pray for protection, safety and God’s direction for everything we do in Haiti.
· Please pray for the people of Haiti. Pray that their hearts and eyes will be opened to the love of God.
Living victoriously in Christ, Lynn and Lance
Here are a few pictures of the jeans and clothing arriving in Ukraine.