Wednesday, May 30, 2012

God's timing

We received our container today. Praise the Lord!!

The Lord has provided this container after much prayer.  We weren't sure how God wanted us to ship our things to Haiti.  Now it is up to Him to provide a way of getting it to Haiti and through customs.  That seems like a huge task but God will provide.  He has gotten us this far, what a blessing!

God has also provided renters for both of our houses.   We give God all the Glory!  

Sometimes, really most of the time, it is hard to just obey.  We procrastinate and say its too hard but God has called us to Haiti and He will get us there.  We just have to be patient and trust in his timing!

We still have lots to do before we get to Haiti but God is in control!

We are having a Chick-fil-A Spirit Night on Monday June 4th from 5-8pm.  15% of your total goes to us if you tell them its for the Spirit Night, even the drive thru.

The kids participated in an archery tournament

They had loads of fun playing also.
We visited friends in Charleston and spoke to a few new people about our ministry in Haiti.


We all helped at the Habitat Build with our church.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

God has perfect timing!

These past few weeks have been a combination of amazing and chaotic all at the same time.  The Lord is definitely working in our lives.  Truthfully this is really scary.  The scary moments that overtake me are coming more frequently and the times that I see God in control are too far in between.

We have no doubt that God has called us to be in Haiti full-time and we are okay with that, its all the details that I have problems not worrying about.  We are praying that we will return in July full-time but it is already May and still so much is to be done.

Then my mind starts gravitating to thoughts of "what are we thinking?" and "there is no way I am going to be happy living in Haiti, what about the comforts I am used to" (hot water, air conditioning, Wal-mart and Ingles just down the road).

Part of my bible study lesson this week is about anticipating the voice of God.  As Christians we are to anticipate hearing from God.  Honestly most of my prayer/quiet time is spent voicing my concerns, complaints, and all the stuff "I'm" not happy with.  I hardly ever take the time to just sit quietly and wait for God to answer.  So of course God has convicted me once again, and most likely it won't be the last, about trusting and having faith in Him.  Do I truly have faith that God will do what He says He will do?

When I really sit, quietly, and think about that question the answer is no.  I still think that I have to do things on my own.  Again, God askes why not?  Do you still not think I love you enough and care about you enough that I will handle all the details of your life.  I just need to let Him and say "I believe, but help my unbelief".  (Matthew 6:25-34- about not worrying)

The only thing God is telling us to do right now is to obey.  What we feel God want's us to do is just let people know about what He has called us to do, then He will work on their hearts.  We need monthly supporters, that's the bottom line.  We won't get them unless we give people the chance to be a part of the amazing things God is doing in Haiti.  Please consider being a part of our ministry.

We have had great and wonderful praises this week.  First we gained 10% in our monthly support, then God brought an awesome couple to us to rent our house.  Praise the Lord!!

Our prayer for this month is that we can contact or meet with those that have told us they want to support us and /or have made one time donations in the past, and see if we can count on them for monthly support.  We know God can raise our monthly support by 20%.

                                                Rented our house
                                                Gained 10% monthly support in April
                                                Got our Haiti car papers
                                                We have 88 monthly supporters
                                                We are 45% monthly support coming in

                        Individuals to partner with us monthly
                                               To gain 20% monthly support in May
                                               To get residency visa's
                                               40 ft insulated trailer to ship supplies and furniture to Haiti
                                               Pickup, utv or atv to ship to Haiti
                                               Tow behind lift for high electrical work and other maintence