Moving a Ministry
When you have a ministry in Haiti, at times, it can be easy to see the blessings of God. Last year, we saw the hand of God provide a pacemaker for one of our 8-year-old Angels. Only God can provide a pacemaker, a surgeon, and a place to stay before and after surgery simultaneously. Over the course of the last several weeks, again, we have seen miracle after miracle. As we have been sharing, the decision to move a ministry that has been located in the same place for almost 30 years has been an undertaking of epic proportions. As violence crept closer and closer to our home, and then having several prayerful meetings to discuss what to do, it was ultimately decided for the safety of the children and staff that we needed to move…Only through God’s direction, a path was made on where and when to go.
At GLA, we always depend on God’s provision and protection. Working in a country that is one of the poorest in the world is complex. Serving in a country that has no sustainable government, and virtually no police presence is problematic. Add into this, gangs overtaking the capital, and violence at a scale that is incomprehensible, and we know that God is the only answer. It’s not difficult to stretch your faith when there are so few options.
But with all that said, we didn’t know if we should leave a campus that we have worked so hard to build, leave our home that most of our angels have only known, but at GLA, we live and grow by miracles. This miracle was from the same God that provided for the pacemaker, the same God that delivers and meets our needs, the same God that carries us through the darkest of circumstances and is our strength and comfort through the most difficult of challenges. We all depend on God for our survival. But GLA also relies on our faithful supporters and our prayer warriors. You are as much of our family as the leadership team, the team at the GLA home, and the team that’s in the US and Canada. When people say it takes a village, we believe it takes Our God and a team of faithful servants to run a ministry in Haiti.
As we celebrated Easter this last week, we remember the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and how our Father has power over death. We know that God is in the business of miracles, and as we prayerfully wait to see how God provides for our new location, we are renewed in the fact that Jesus rose again and the promise of eternal life.
We ask that you continue to pray for the GLA team, the Angels that we love, and the continuation of God’s hand on this ministry. We don’t know what the future holds, but we do know who holds the future, and we are thankful and grateful that our Heavenly Father has provided us with supporters and prayer warriors that support us through the most difficult of times and challenges. God bless you and your family and our Angels.