Our Goal

The goal of Haiti Care Mission is to share the love of Jesus with the children of Haiti through handmade items. Each hand sown item is made to help every child know that they are precious in His sight. Pinless cloth diapers, pillowcase dresses, and sleeping mats are used as a means of sharing the Gospel of Jesus with the children and families of Haiti.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Preparing for the Next Journey

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.

Summer Ideas

     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.



Sunday, March 1, 2015

Haiti Care Mission goes to Ukraine and South Africa

This month, Haiti Care Mission had two unique opportunities to help God’s people in new destinations.  Through a series of God-ordained connections, we were able to send gifts of love to the Ukraine and South Africa.

     Over Christmas break while we were visiting family in Green Bay, WI, we were contacted by Spring Lake Church.  The church is close to our hearts since we have several key relationships at this church, and we were married at SLC. The missions team called us to see if we would be interested in approximately 400 pairs of jeans and denim shorts that they had acquired.  They had no connections to get them to the mission field and hoped that we could help put them in the hands of people who needed them. 

     Upon first seeing the jeans, we were certain that they would be too warm for the people of Haiti to wear but our hearts quickly shifted to the people of the Ukraine.  Through our church, we have several locations in the Ukraine that are in need of warm clothing and shipping methods were already established.  To make a long story short, we packed up 16 pieces of luggage with the jeans in and returned to Florida with the items.  They were shipped to the Ukraine just one week later and this week, we received confirmation that they are in Ukraine and are being used in an outreach ministry and given to refugees from the war.  (Pictures will be available for next month’s newsletter.)

     We also left 100 pair of shorts in Wisconsin with the ladies of Green Bay Mission Support.  They are currently making backpacks and hand bags from the denim material.  The creativity of these ladies amazes us and we are so blessed to have them working for us.  We are looking forward to bringing these bags to Haiti in April.

     A second new opportunity for Haiti Care Mission came this month as we had a chance to send gifts of love to South Africa.  A wonderful servant of the Lord, Marie Smith, from Feed My Lambs ministry, traveled to South Africa this month.  HCM was able to provide her and her team with over 200 items to bring to the children at an orphanage that they visited.  She expressed her deepest gratitude for these items and reports that they were an incredible blessing to the children.  (We hope to have pictures of the trip for next month.)  

     We are always excited when God opens up new avenues for us to share His love and the gifts He has given us.  We feel very blessed to have so many items that we can give away.  We truly know that we can never out give God.  The more we give away, the more times He restocks the shelves.  What a mighty God we serve!

     Thank you to each of you for your ongoing support of Haiti Care Mission.  You can be certain that your gifts are serving the people of Haiti and beyond.  Your gifts help us share God’s love wherever He leads us. 

Praises and Prayer requests
· Praise God for God ordained connections to take Haiti Care Mission’s items to people who need it all over the world.
· Praise the Lord for a safe trip for Lance during the beginning of February.  The trip involved one major transportation failure but God provided a way for it to be repaired in the same day.
· Praise God for divine connections that He continues to bring to us.  His timing and appointments are perfect.
· Please pray for the seeds of love that have been planted in the Ukraine and South Africa through the gifts of love that were sent.  Pray that they would be instruments that draw people closer to God.
· Please pray for the country of Haiti as it faced a tragic accident during the Mardi Gras celebration. Eighteen lives were lost in the accident.
Pictures from the team in South Africa. 

Living victoriously in Christ, Lynn and Lance