“But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.”  Deuteronomy 8:18 

I been retired now for eight years and have been volunteering my time with Trinity/HOPE.  Too often, when working and receiving a pay check, it was difficult to trust in the Lord alone; this world told me that it was me that generating the income and my Heavenly Father was just ‘standing’ beside me watching my daily activities.  Our world is overly impressed with wealth and the ability of some people to produce great wealth.  

Retirement meant that no longer could I support Trinity/HOPE at the level I was donating when gainfully employed to help fulfill the financial need to feed close to 28,000 children in the coming school year.  I trust that the Lord will use me in other ways to feed the child in the attached photo who attends school at Ouanaminthe; it only takes a quarter to fill his blue bowl with rice and beans. 

I read the following in devotion about retirement some time ago and it brings wisdom to the foolishness of the way this world thinks.  “Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me; those who trust in their wealth and boast of their great riches?  For all can see that wise men die; the foolish and the senseless alike perish and leave their wealth to others.  This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings.  Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases; for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him.  A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish.” 

If you are wondering how you can help to feed more children in Haiti, please encourage others to go to ‘’ and may they prayerfully consider supporting the efforts of Trinity/HOPE to feed more children attending Christian schools in Haiti.  There is strength in numbers; our Heavenly Father can accomplish much working through people who have placed their trust in Him and not in themselves. 

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