As I sit down to write this month, the most pertinent thing on my mind is traveling. If you could take one look at our calendar, you would see that we are beginning the season of traveling.
During August, we will travel to the Midwest for a two week trip which will include both itineration and vacation. We are looking forward to connecting with supporting churches in Iowa, as well as meeting with sewing groups and spending time with family and friends. It may seem like two weeks is a long trip, but I have a feeling the time will go by way too quickly.
In September, Lance and I will travel to Haiti for a 5 day trip. We have been invited to travel with the regional director of the Assemblies of God World Missions to meet with missionaries and the national church leadership of Haiti. We are very excited about this opportunity to learn more about their ministries and how Haiti Care Mission can help to meet their needs. We have prayed for God to bring us more connections and more open doors to serve, and we believe God is answering those prayers through this opportunity.
In October, Lance will travel back to Iowa on a weekend trip for church’s mission conference. In addition during November, we will be taking a team to Haiti to work on a construction project along with Haiti Care Mission work.
Each of these trips has a specific purpose. We are praying that we will see God fulfill the purpose of each trip and we will see God’s hand at work during the trips. We covet the prayers of our supporters and prayer warriors so would you please pray with us for each of these trips.
We need prayer for our divine connections, traveling safety, physical protection and our favorite prayer is for God’s favor.
God’s favor is so powerful. When I looked up what it meant to experience God’s favor, I found something that really made me smile. According to the website, Learn the Bible, “God’s favor means to give special regard to; to treat with goodwill; to show exceptional kindness to someone. Sometimes, it means to show extra kindness in comparison to the treatment of others; that is, preferential treatment.”
When I think of the number of hours we will be spending traveling in cars, planes, and trucks, I can’t help but pray that we experience the “preferential treatment” in that description.
We believe that when you seek to walk with integrity before God and others, God causes others to see us through His eyes of favor. We are praying that as we seek to honor God with every aspect of our lives, we will experience God’s favor during each trip.
Thank you, in advance, for all of your prayers. We appreciate your support and blessings.
Living victoriously in Christ,
Pastors Lance and Lynn Anderson
Never let loyalty and kindness get away from you! Wear them like a necklace: write them deep within your hearts, Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will gain a good reputation.
Proverbs 3:3-4 NLT
For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous, you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
May God be merciful and bless us.
May His face smile with favor on us.
May your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere.
Psalms 67:1-2 NLT