Happy New Year.

“Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”  He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”  Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”  The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”  Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?”  He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”  Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”  John 21:16-17 

A group of Lutherans from the Nashville, TN area formed an organization called Trinity/HOPE in 1998 following a mission trip to Haiti with the intent of answering God’s call to “feed my sheep” who were not being fed nutritionally.  The team observed children attending a Lutheran school in the Artibonite district who were listless, lifeless and hungry.  Forty-six children were the first group to be fed and now by the grace of our Triune God over seventeen thousand children are being fed daily in their Christian schools. 

The mission of Trinity/HOPE is ‘To actively seek and be careful stewards of each dollar God provides so that the maximum number of students in the schools of the Christian Churches in Haiti have a meal each day.”  Our vision is “to facilitate the Christian Churches in Haiti’s efforts to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the children in its schools as they are being educated.” 

Thank you for answering the call of our Holy Spirit to go into the mission fields of Haiti and join us in ‘feeding His sheep’ and sharing of your time, talents and daily prayers as these children are being prepared to take the love of Jesus to a country that was dedicated to satan on January 1, 1804.   

Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen.  

May God be with you…Jay