January Ministry Update

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Ministry Update

My time in Haiti is up. Erin, the new HG Haiti missionary has hit the ground running. Now, I am home to finally get started on my fundraising efforts to continue what God has called me to do.

My last weeks in Haiti were frantic, with a team in country the first week of January. Then, as they left, we had to admit one of our kids to the hospital with a sickle cell anemia diagnosis, getting fluids and waiting for a blood transfusion.

As my flight drew close, time was split between teaching Erin how to get around and introducing her to some new friends and vital contacts, and our working on Ezekiel’s blood transfusion. My last day finally came with disbelief on both the kid’s part, and mine. I hugged them all goodbye, went to bed, and woke up early for the final, extremely-slow, traffic-wridden drive across Port-au-Prince to the airport.

Now back in the States, culture shock has hit very hard. This is actually a first for me. I have never experienced culture shock before, even in my moving to Haiti. Now, dealing with what may be more appropriately called Stockholm Syndrome, my heart, mind  and tears will be forever tied to Haiti.

As you know, there’s “no rest for the weary.” Back at home, I am trying to get a lot of administrative things done, such as updating all my personal information communications, working with other HG volunteers to plan out the year ahead, and to get ready for my 2.5-week outreach in the Middle East in March (pending the ability to get a visas back from the destination country’s consulate in time)

Financial Update

As most of you know, my time in Haiti was mainly funded from the HG Haiti budget, as the need to be on the ground was too great to wait for me to fundraise. Now that I am done with that assignment, I must begin working toward becoming fully funded to fulfill this ministry call.

Currently, my support level for personal living and ministry combined is sitting around $400/month (outside of occasional, one-time-gifts).

What I am asking now is for those of you who have been so faithful in giving to please continue to do so. It is such a blessing. Then, to any pastors and ministry leaders, would you consider how your church or group might partner with me in this work. I would love to speak with you about this or make a presentation to your church.

For more information or to schedule a time with me, go to AnthonyIngram.com/itinerary.

Prayer Requests

“The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers” ~1 Peter 4:7

  • Pray for Erin Corbett, the new HG Haiti Missionary (www.ErinCorbett.org)
  • Pray for an expedidted aquisition of a visa to the Middle East for my March outreach.
  • Pray for my finances, and fundraising journey over the next year.
  • Pray about joining an upcoming Heart of God mission team. (Email me for dates.)
The kids with their new "Jesus Storybook Bibles" donated by Redemption Church of Odessa, TX

The kids with their new “Jesus Storybook Bibles” donated by Redemption Church of Odessa, TX

The January team playing around while waiting on a store to open.

The January team playing around while waiting on a store to open.

The team tours the historic Fort Jeaques.

The team tours the historic Fort Jeaques.

Helping distribute blankets to the kids.

Helping distribute blankets to the kids.

Lisa leading a VBS lesson and activity with the kids.

Lisa leading a VBS lesson and activity with the kids.

HGIM President Jan Ross, hanging out with the kids in Haiti

HGIM President Jan Ross, hanging out with the kids in Haiti

Jude

Jude

Samantha

Samantha

Erin taking Ezekiel's temperature

Erin taking Ezekiel’s temperature