Happy New Year from Belize
Category : Belize
Anita and I do want to wish you a happy New Year! We are thankful for God’s faithfulness in 2016 and look forward to seeing His faithfulness again in 2017. We are excited to be a part of what God is doing in Belize and the entire Caribbean region. This past week has been filled with saying goodby to our Belizean co-laborers, friends, and “adopted” family. Although we will travel back to Belize in April for meetings it is still hard to know that we will not be living full-time in Belize. We are confident that the ministry will continue on and that the foundations laid will allow the church to continue to grow and mature in the years to come. We look forward to continued involvement in the ministry in Belize.
As we return to the U.S. on Wednesday we will begin a 6 month Home Ministry Assignment (HMA) as we also keep up with ministry in the Caribbean. If your church is having a missions conference or would like a report on the ministry in Belize and the Caribbean please let us know. Anita will serve on a medical team in Trinidad January 14-22, and both of us will travel to Cuba February 9-13. I will be making a trip to Haiti February 16-25 and have the privilege of our oldest daughter, Caryann joining me on the trip. Caryann was six weeks old when we moved to Haiti in 1982 and was going into her sophomore year of high school when we left Haiti in 1997.
How can you pray for us at this time? 1) For strength as we say our goodbys during our last three days in Belize. 2) Wisdom as we set up visits with supporters and also seek some new support. 3) Wisdom is also needed as Garry evaluates and makes decisions regarding several ministries in the Caribbean region in the next few months. 4) We are excited to be looking at ministry with Haitian communities throughout the Caribbean. We need guidance as we make plans on how to minister in locations such as the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas where MTW has ministries that interface with Haitian communities. 5) Please pray that God will raise up new missionaries to serve in Belize, both at the clinic and directly with the churches and their leaders.
Again thank you so much for your faithful prayer and financial giving that allows us to be a part of God’s plan to build His church in Belize and the Caribbean throughout the coming year! Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” May this be true of the ministries we are involved with during the coming year!
Garry and Anita