Friday, September 2, 2011

September News, Praises and Prayer requests

September 15 marks a very important date for us. Two years ago, our journey of service for God at Agape Flights began.

In the past two years, we have had the very unique opportunity to see God’s hands at work in so many ways. When we needed volunteers to make ORS’s or sort donated items, God provided the right people at the right times. When we needed specialty items for a missionary, we saw God bring exactly what was needed with perfect timing. When we needed strength, we felt God’s hands lift us up. Finally, when we needed encouragement, God has sent a note from a missionary or supporter who spoke just what we needed to hear.

One important way that God has provided for us is through YOU. You are a big reason why we are here. Each of you has had a special part to play in our ministry. You have made financial sacrifices, so we could continue to serve. You have lifted prayers which have brought us peace. You have spoken into our lives and given us encouragement. We feel very blessed through our relationships with YOU; our friends, family and supporters.

Thank you for all you do to continue increasing His kingdom through our work here. May God bless each of you richly as you supply the needs of His people in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.

Last month started with a time of refilling for us as a family. For the first 2 weeks of August, we took a family trip to Wisconsin for some “rest and relaxation”. We spent our break enjoying family meals, taking the kids to their favorite “Green Bay” sights , and spending quality time together. We were very blessed to have lots of “down time” which we desperately needed.

The demands of the last year have been great. God has been our strength through every challenge, but our bodies and spirits were ready for a time of refilling and refreshing. We are very blessed to have family that allows us to come home and just be ourselves.

Last month also marked the beginning of the new school year at our house. Both girls are enjoying their classes and new friends. They are happy students and love looking for ways to help their teachers. It’s hard to believe that they are both in elementary school, but we feel very blessed to have a great school for them to attend. I (Lynn) will be spending a lot of time in the classroom this year as both a volunteer and substitute teacher. Through the favor of God and the relationships I developed last year with the staff, I have become a part-time teacher at their school. It is a joy to be back in the classroom, and I am grateful for God’s hand in working this out for us.

Finally, on the last Friday of August, we had a very special night at the beach because Grace was baptized. She has been waiting for this day for almost a year. She has a very deep love for God and wanted to tell everyone of her desire to live for Him. The other day after church she told me, “Mom, I really love praising God. I think it is my favorite thing to do.” That statement describes our girl pretty well. She loves God and she loves people. We know God has great plans for her life. We are very proud of both of our girls and feel incredibly honored to be their parents.

Prayer requests
Please pray for the weekly flights. This is the time of year when weather is a big factor. Pray for the protection of the pilots and the airplane.
Please pray for the protection of the missionaries we serve. Pray that all severe weather is steered away from the island of Hispaniola during the hurricane season.
Please pray for us as we continue to press on for Christ. We need peace, strength and wisdom for our daily walk.
Praise the Lord for His provision over the last 2 years. He has met our every need, and we trust He will continue to meet our needs.
Praise God for a time of refilling and refreshing last month.
Praise the Father for the missionaries we serve. We are honored to be partnered with His faithful servants.
We could never thank you enough for all the prayers said on our behalf.

Many, O Lord, are the wonders you have done.

The things you have planned for us, no one can recount to you;

were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.

Psalm 40:5

God Bless,
Lynn for the Anderson family