This month has been another busy season at the hangar. Christmas deliveries, missionary needs and cholera supplies have filled up the loading areas with boxes and packages. Unfortunately, due to the political unrest in Haiti and some mechanical issues with the planes, several flights were delayed or cancelled. Learning to be patient and waiting for the Lord to open the doors has been our lesson.
I’m sure many of you heard on the news about the riots that have been occurring in Haiti due to the election results. The people of Haiti were not satisfied with the outcome of the election so many of the young people took to the streets and caused incredible amounts of damage to government buildings. They started fires in the streets and blocked several main roads in protest. As a result, some of the airports were closed for several days. Flight schedules were quite fluid this month to work through this unrest.
The cholera reports from the field indicate that the problem is still very prevalent. We have cleared our shelves of ORS kits and the production continues. With the help of church friends, family and a local youth group, Lance and I have overseen the production of 7,500 ORS packets. We are hearing very positive results from the missionaries on the ORS and we will continue to make the kits as long as the missionaries request them. We are grateful to have so many helping hands to make the job easier. God has brought amazing workers just as the supplies were getting low. Isn’t that just like God? We love how He works things out for us.
We pray that January will bring increased peace and healing to Haiti.
Praise God for an amazing year of God’s provision and protection. This year has been an extremely eventful year for us and at Agape. Through every storm, the Lord has provided exactly what we needed. Whether it was a cargo plane, a perfectly timed airline ticket or a financial gift, God always came through. It is so incredible to watch Him work and know that whatever comes our way, He has it covered. Praise the Lord for who He is...our provider.
Praise the Father for the provision of a work team of 15 teenagers who helped make ORS kits the day after we ran out. And also for the extra hands of our niece, Katie, who came to help us make more ORS during her Christmas break.
Please pray for family as we continue to seek to serve Him with all our hearts. Pray for a hedge of protection on every side and for guidance in all we do.
Please pray safe travels for the Agape plane and pilots. Aviation ministry has a great deal of risks but we know God is bigger than any mechanical or political issues.
Please pray for the violence to end in Haiti and for the political unrest to be settled. Haiti needs our prayer through the election process. Also, please continue to pray for an end to the cholera outbreak.