Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Traveling Again

Here we are at the end of April and the month went so fast. We are home for this week but will be speaking locally at the Weslyville Baptist Church on Wed April 29 at 7:00. Then on Saturday we will be leaving for New York City to speak at the First Wesleyan Church of Brooklyn on Sunday morning. We will quickly do a turn around and be home Sunday night. Tuesday morning we are heading for Haiti. I wish it was for a longer stay but it is only for 10 days. We are going over to see how I can effectively help with the Starfish Kids program from here in the states until we are fully funded. I am so fortunate to be able to work with two wonderful Haitian people Pastor Migueloson and Madam Jonathan. They are doing a wonderful job with the Starfish Kids program already. I am going to be joining them in ministry and am looking forward to it. Together we will share the joy of leading children to the Lord along with helping to provide some of the things they need to get a good education. Bud is going to be checking out what he will need to bring with him when we make the official move. We still have a long ways to go. We are over half way in our funding and are anxious to see how the Lord brings the rest of the pieces together. I hope to have lots of pictures to share with you when I return. Jane

Thursday, April 09, 2009

One of the things that we are learning as we follow the Lord’s lead is to remain flexible. I have been asked to be the Sponsorship and Donations cordinator for the Starfish Kids program as part of my duties in Haiti. Starfish Kids is a child evangelism program that uses sponsorship and education to share the Gospel with over 7000+ children everyday. Over 1850 children receive shoes, school books and tuition. All 7000+ children receive breakfast everyday. I am excited to be asked to work along side two wonderful and dedicated Haitian staff. Together it is our desire to see more children come to know the Lord through this program. These children are the future of Haiti.

There is much to be done this time of year to close out the school year and make sure that everything is in order for the Fall. As you know we are still here in the states and are presently 50% funded. I am willing to do what I can from here to help in this transition but it would be so much easier and better for the program if I were there on a full time bases fulfilling my duties.

Bud was to be one of two full time missionaries filling the position of maintenance/mechanic. Because of reassignments in the field he is now the only career missionary in this position full time.

We are confident that the Lords timing is perfect and that He has a plan for our departure. That plan does require we be fully funded. As we continue on this journey we are learning what it means to totally depend on the Lord for our financial needs, to open doors and to share His work. We are trying to spend more time in the Word of God, which teaches us about patience, total surrender and what it means to trust him completely. There are days I fail, but I am so grateful that Our Lord is a God who allows us thru repentance and forgiveness to start over.

Prayer Requests

For knowledge and wisdom in the area of how to help the starfish kids program while still here in the states, raising funds.

Pray for our team that remains in Haiti. Our team is small but are very dedicated to the Lord and the Haitian people.

We are praying for Christians who will step out in faith and make faith promises in our name, for the next two years. We are in need of partners at all levels from $25 per month to $250 per month. We pray that they will realize it is all the Lord's. we are just returning a portion back to him for HIS use, winning souls in Haiti. We want them to realize what a blessing the Lord has for those who enter into His work with their lives and finances.

Bud and I will be traveling to Haiti in May. This is in preparation for our new jobs. We hope that we will be moving there permanently by the end of Aug. Lord willing.