Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 has been a year of blessings

From Haiti Care Mission
As 2012 comes to a close, it is quite exciting to see what the Lord has done through Haiti Care Mission in the past twelve months.   It has been a year of abundant blessings. 
This year, the ministry has made three trips to Haiti to share the love of Jesus with children and to serve alongside partner missionaries.  During each of those trips, we personally ministered to children with the love of Jesus.  We have had wonderful opportunities to reach out to churches, schools and villages with Christ’s love.
In 2012, Haiti Care Mission has delivered over 13,000 items to children around the globe.  We are very excited about that number. That number represents 13,000 lives touched for Christ.  To us, that number is an indication of how God is using Haiti Care Mission to comfort His children.   We feel very honored and blessed to be part of God’s work in Haiti.
In addition to Haiti, HCM items have gone to seven different countries in 2012. The main focus of HCM is to serve the children of Haiti but when opportunities arise to share the love of Jesus in other countries, we proudly link arms with teams or missionaries.  God has made some amazing connections for us this year and we are grateful.
As we close the books on 2012, we are extremely humbled by the outpouring of support that we have received through new churches and individuals that have joined our team and the number of new sewing groups that have come along to serve with us.  Without the hard work and labors of MANY, Haiti Care Mission would not be an effective tool that God can use. 
Thank you to each one of you who has contributed through your labors, gifts, and prayer support.  We appreciate each of you and look forward to another year of serving with you to bring Christ’s love to the children of Haiti.
Prayer requests and praises
· Praise God for an incredible year of blessing the children of Haiti and beyond.  Over 13,000 children were blessed this year.
· Praise the Lord for the hard working volunteers who create the gifts of love.  The number of sewing groups continues to grow. 
· Praise the Lord for many successful trips to Haiti this year by the Anderson family and others who have left the comforts of home to serve.
· Please pray for God to continue opening doors of opportunity for HCM.  Pray for new ways to serve and new missionaries to partner with.
· Please pray for the Lord to lead and direct HCM through 2013.  This is His ministry and we strive to follow His leading.
· Please continue to pray for the people of Haiti.  They are the focus of this ministry and we pray that they would feel God’s love and presence in their lives.
Thank you for all of the prayer partners.  We appreciate you.
Living victoriously in Christ, Lynn and Lance Anderson, Mission Directors

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Fall Trip to Haiti

     Last month we had the privilege of traveling to Haiti to personally minister to over 1200 students.  It was a complete joy to meet and encourage these precious children.

     While in country, we were blessed to work alongside veteran missionaries, Pastor Tom and Beverly Brumbley at Evangelistic World Outreach.  After working several days at their headquarters in Port au Prince, we traveled to Petit Goave and Arnoux to meet the children.  

     Our first stop was in Petit Goave.  We spent time with each class sharing a Bible lesson and distributing gifts.  Every child in grades K-6 received a backpack full of goodies, and the children in the pre-k classes received a handmade wooden toy.  The backpacks were all packed with a booklet of the Books of John and Romans (in Creole), a tooth care kit, and pencils.  All of the children were thrilled to receive the gifts of love.

     Next, we headed to the village of Arnoux.  Arnoux is located in the area heavily affected by Hurricane Sandy.  There was extensive damage to the roads on the way to Arnoux but it was well worth the effort to get to this school/church.  We were blessed to be able to meet with every class in the school (pre-K to 9th grade).  Once again, we shared a Bible lesson and distributed items to the students.  Thanks to the efforts of all of the sewing groups, we were able to furnish every student with a gift of love.  The boys were very happy to receive a new pair of shorts or a new t-shirt, and the girls, of all sizes, were able to receive a dress.  We were also given  several cases of  shoes to distribute to the little ones.  All of the students appreciated their gifts and showed great care as they folded the items to store them in their bags.  At recess time, we saw many of them in the play yard wearing their new clothes over their school uniforms.

     We were truly blessed to spend time at these schools with the students.  The smiles we shared and songs we sang together are motivation to keep moving forward and reach more children for Christ. 

     Later in the week, we had one more opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the students of the headquarters school in Port au Prince.  At this school, we met with the classes from pre-K to 2nd grade.  We were able to bless them with a combination of items (dresses, shorts, shoes, hair ribbons, underwear). Along with the items, we were able to share a little message of God’s love.  It was a joy to see their excitement in receiving. Their smiles and words of thanks melted our hearts. 

     We feel very blessed to have these opportunities to share the love of Jesus with these precious children. It feels like each trip we take that we take you, our supporters and sewing groups, with us.  You are a huge part of what we are able to accomplish.  Thank you for supporting us and the work of Haiti Care Mission. 

     We pray that each of you has a blessed Christmas season and you take the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with those around you.

Prayer requests and Praises

Praise God for His protection and blessing over us as we traveled to Haiti this month. 

Praise the Lord for all of the people who contribute to this ministry.  Together, we are making a difference in many lives for Christ.

Please pray for the people of Haiti.  May their hope  and strength be multiplied.

Please pray with us for the missionaries we are in relationship with. Pray that the Lord would bless them richly for their acts of sacrifice.

Please pray for us as the directors of Haiti Care Mission.  As we enter year two, we pray that we would hear from God and follow wherever He leads.

 Grace and Hope had fun making friends everywhere we went.
 Teaching a lesson in Petit Goave.
 The pre-K class was so cute.  This is why I love my job. I get to love on them.
 Lance gets into the action of distributing items and meeting the older students.
 At recess time, the kids came out wearing their new dresses.
We had the opportunity to take this boat on a ride across Lake Mirogoane after a full day of ministry.  Haiti is beautiful in so many ways.
Thank you for all your prayers.

 Merry Christmas to all!