Thursday, July 25, 2013
Prayer Partners: Mike here this time. We just said goodbye to the Awana International Children"s Program training team this morning. We had a great 4 day training conference and felt like we really invested in the New Generation of Christian leaders in Haiti. We were also very pleased to be able to take the team on several ministry outings to other Good Shepherd "Life Giving" Churches as well. They lamented that they were leaving a piece of their heart behind as they waved goodbye to us.
This afternoon as I was pondering some of the recent appreciative responses from our Prayer Partners stories that some of you have made, it occurred to me that I should state more clearly some of our purposes for taking the time to write all these stories.
1) Yes, of course, we do want to keep you up to date with the goings on of our lives. For so many of you, our friends, this is the only connection we have when we are here. We love you and miss you and want to keep you informed of what we are doing and how things are going here in our new lives in Haiti.
2) We want you to know as "Prayer Partners" how the ministry is doing. What our events and needs and struggles and victories are. You are our partners in this ministry and we are not able to do this adequately without you.
3) We want to encourage you that God is real, He's alive and doing great things. And some of them are in our very presence here in Haiti. Our daily prayer for you is that you would live and walk with a fresh revelation of the miracle that God has done in your own lives. Every breath you take, every step you make is a gift from God, and we sincerely hope that you remember this.
4) It is our hope that these simple stories of the testimony of Gods great works here in Haiti will challenge you, and motivate you to your own calling to advance the Kingdom of God in whatever way that might be. In whatever place He has put you. It is part of our purpose in life to encourage and build you up to see that you, yes you, too have been called to proclaim the gospel of salvation and the favor of our Father in heaven. This is done merely by loving your neighbor as Christ has loved you. You are playing a significant role in this ministry in Haiti, and we want to play a role in your ministry in Lynden, Seattle, Chehalis, Oklahoma, Canada, Norway, Malaysia, ect, ect.............