It has been a busy month for Haiti Care Mission and for our family. Here is a quick recap of where we have been and what has happened.
We started the month with a two week trip to the Midwest. While we were there, we met with sewing groups, collected nine bags of luggage full of Haiti Care goods, met with partners, and spoke at two churches. We were blessed by each of these appointments. We loved having a chance to share our vision for the future and to give personal reports of how God is using Haiti Care Mission to touch lives in Haiti. Thank you to each of you that invited us to share, bought us a meal or welcomed us into your homes. We appreciate each of you and are thankful for your hearts for missions.
We also spent lots of quality time with our families in Wisconsin and Iowa. It was a perfect balance of work and play. We are grateful to have families that believe in and support our mission work. God has blessed us richly through our families.
Upon returning home, we quickly shifted gears as the girls started school. We are off and running into the new year. Grace is now in 5th grade and is almost as tall as me (Lynn). Hope has started 4th grade and is trying all she can to catch up with Grace. They are enjoying their new teachers and classes. We know God has plans for each of them.
We are currently in the final phase of packing and planning for our September trip. We are going to serve with new missionaries and meet with national church officials. We are praying for God to give us discernment and wisdom as we meet and discuss new opportunities for HCM in Haiti. We are looking forward to seeing how God is expanding the ministry and opening doors for us. Please pray for travel safety and for God’s plans to be clear to all of the people involved.
Over the past week, we watched and waited as Tropical Storm Erika approached the island of Hispaniola. The reports from Haiti indicate that Port au Prince was relatively unharmed by the storms. They did receive rains but nothing that produced damage. The mountainous areas of Haiti experienced damage to the trees and crops. Damage to the crops and trees can be devastating to the farmers who depend on their produce to solely provide income for their families. Please pray for the people who have lost much that God would provide for every need.
This month marks our 6th year of serving the Lord as missionaries. When we moved to Florida in 2009, we had no idea what obstacles, roadblocks, opportunities and blessings God had in store for us. We are grateful for all that He has done for us and for every person He has brought into our lives. Thank you for coming along on our journey. We would not be here without your prayers and support.
Blessings, Pastors Lynn and Lance Anderson
Pictures of Haiti Care Mission dresses in Peru.