Friday, May 2, 2014

Another Successful Trip

     “Another successful trip”...these are the words we are writing quite often lately.  Have you noticed?  Over the past 7 months, we have had 5 trips to Haiti.  We are so excited to be experiencing  a time of increase in our ministry and in our opportunities to be serving in Haiti.

     Earlier this week, Lance returned from a 4 day trip to Haiti.  While he was there he helped with a tile project and worked on a Haiti Care Mission distribution.  God started the ground work for this trip during our trips in November and March. 

     During the November trip, Lynn and the girls went to a small school in Petionville where we met Pastor David.  David was the pastor/principal of a school where we were able to distribute HCM items. We really enjoyed our time with Pastor David and hoped that we would have more opportunities to serve with him again.

     Meanwhile, during our March trip, we met Madame Dominque, who runs a ministry for “street children” in Delmas.  She takes care of at least 150 children every Saturday.  The children range in age from three years old to 25.  This ministry provides a variety of activities for these children.  They serve these children through a prayer meeting, a meal, and skills classes (computer/sewing/jewelry design/etc.)  The children also make sweet treats which provides an income for the ministry.  The day we met Dominique she invited us to come and tour her ministry and meet her “children”.   But, we knew we wanted to do more than meet her children.  We wanted to bless them with gifts of love.

     During Lance’s trip last week, he had the opportunity to visit Dominique’s mission.  He had a wonderful time meeting the children and sharing the Gospel message with them.  He was also able to take gifts in for each child as a reminder of how much God loves them.  Interestingly, Lance’s host for the day was Pastor David.  Pastor David serves as the Spiritual Coordinator and Director of Programs for this mission.  It was a real blessing for us to work with Pastor David again and meet these precious children. 

     We are grateful for how God opened the doors for Haiti Care Mission to serve with this ministry in Haiti.  The entire planning of this trip was through the hands of the Almighty.  He made these connections and He brought the pieces together.  That has to be one of the best parts of being in ministry….watching God work for His children.

     In addition to the distribution/outreach that Lance completed, he also finished a tiling job for our missionary partners.  The bathroom that he worked on was one of the last parts of their home that still had damage from the 2010 earthquake.  It was nice to be able to help remove the last sign of that traumatic day from their house.

     So we hope you will praise God with us for “another successful trip.”  We are grateful for the opportunity to be used by God to serve His missionaries and to serve His children.  We are looking forward to the next trip and the next chance to be His hands and feet.   By the way, God has already opened the door for the next trip and we will be returning to Haiti in June for another opportunity. Praise the Lord.

Prayer requests and Praises
· Praise the Lord for new connections and relationships in Haiti.  Thank God for opening doors to new ministry opportunities.

· Praise the Lord for a safe and successful trip for Lance.

· Please join us in praying for our upcoming trip in June.  We are excited for another opportunity be on the ground in Haiti and work with the precious children.  Pray for all of the planning and details to fall into place.

· Please keep our family in your prayers.  We strive to honor God in all we do.  Pray for us to have wisdom and direction.

Thank you for keeping Haiti Care Mission in your prayers.  We are grateful to have a strong prayer covering on this ministry.  Please let us know how we can be praying for you.


Lance working with the kids in Haiti.

Living victoriously in Christ, Lynn and Lance Anderson and Haiti Care Mission