“He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again.  On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers.  Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”   2 Corinthians 1:10-11 

On the first Monday of every week, special prayers are offered for children attending schools in Haiti who are being blessed with a Trinity/HOPE feeding program.  Why is that important?  I can personally tell you that when I was a missionary living in Haiti the prayers from members of my home congregation and other supporters were felt throughout my daily activities; it was like being wrapped up in my favorite blanket as a child, safe and secure. 

The children in the attached photo attend the Lutheran school in Mammou and this scene can be seen throughout Haiti as these children give thanks for the blessings that they have received and also for you.  Prayer is so powerful and praying for others is so very important.  Moses prayed that God would not destroy Israel, Abraham prayed for God to spare Sodom and Jesus prayed for His Father to forgive those who were going to kill Him.  Prayer expresses our faith and love of our Heavenly Father.  When talking with Haitian friends we typically say to each other that “we are praying for you.”  We place our trust in Him who is faithful.  Please join me today and offer up a prayer for the school feeding programs in Haiti and for His children around the world. 

“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.  I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.  When darkness seems to hide His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace.  In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil.  On Christ the solid Rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.”  Edward Mote 1834 

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