Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Praises and updates

Our God Provides

    One of the most exciting and invigorating parts of our mission is watching how God provides for the needs of His children.  We are so blessed to sit in the front row and watch this happen time and time again.  Over the month of August, we got to see our God at work once again.

    You may remember that at the beginning of the summer we put out a request from a missionary for backpacks.  She has received items from Haiti Care Mission before and asked if we would present the idea to our sewing groups.  She needed 600 backpacks for the beginning of the new school year.  We really appreciate the boldness of this missionary to ask for what she needs.

    As the summer progressed, we had heard from several sewing groups that were interested in making backpacks but we had no actual commitments of the number of backpacks each group would make.  So, we waited and anticipated that God would provide….and He did!  This week, we packed up 600 backpacks to ship to Haiti.  Praise God!  He has provided for more than enough. 

     The handmade backpacks are amazing.  The ladies who made these backpacks poured love and prayers into these works of art.  Each bag is unique and each carries a special blessing to help these children remember that God loves them and they are special. 

     In addition to the homemade backpacks, we had one sewing group that had extra resources but were short on time, so they purchased backpacks for this project.  They had the front of the backpacks printed to say “Jezi renmen ou” so all who saw them would read “Jesus loves you.”  This group is very committed to helping us and we are grateful for their contribution. They made an investment of their resources and we know they will be blessed for their  gifts.

     Jehovah Jireh is the name of God found in Genesis 22:14 when God provided the ram for Abraham when he was preparing to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice.  We are not facing this same situation today but our God is the same, yesterday, today and forever.  We believe that our God is Jehovah Jireh and He is the provider of all of the needs of our family, this ministry and the children of Haiti.  We are blessed to be witnesses of His provision on a regular basis. It is our hope that others will see God as their provider.
And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh. As it is said to this day, In the mount of Jehovah it shall be provided.

Genesis 22:14 ASV


Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.

Hebrews 13:8 NKJV

Praises and Prayer requests
Praise God for His provision of backpacks and helping hands to make them.

Praise the Lord for the missionaries that are working hard in Haiti to touch lives and bring hope.

Please pray for the people of Haiti.  As the tropical storm season is in full swing, we pray that God’s mighty hand will protect Haiti from future storms.  Also, pray for strength as they rebuild from the storm damage from Tropical storm Isaac.

Please join us in praying for Haiti Care Mission.  Pray for new partnerships and opportunities to share the love of Jesus.
We are grateful to have a powerful prayer team who prays over our family and this ministry.  Thank you for your prayers.
Hope was baptized this month.  We are so proud of her commitment to live for Christ.

These pictures were taken by our friend at HIS Home for Children in Port a Prince.

Picture taken during our Spring trip to Haiti.  
Living Victoriously in Christ,  The Anderson Ministry team