Monthly Update: March Newsletter 2019
He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10
I am writing this while looking out the window and seeing fog. Fog is good right now; because that means that it is warmer than yesterday! And according to the weather, it will stay warm...and after the last couple of months here in MN, I can't wait. There is hope that spring is coming.
It is also the season of Lent. It is a time to reflect on Jesus' life and what it means for you and me. He suffered so that we don't have to. He brought the hope from God to us.
I had the privilege of being in Honduras in January...yes, away from the cold, but that was so long ago! This was my 5th trip there and another amazing time. Every time I have been there has been so different, but seeing God work His ways through the team and with our friends down there is actually seeing the Hope!
Our devotions throughout the week reflected on this Hope. We saw a new church welcoming people off of the street to come and worship with them. We saw many entrepreneurs come to find out how they can grow their business. We saw a doctor who had been praying for supplies be overjoyed with a suitcase full of the very things that she had been praying for. We saw the Holy Spirit at Linaje Escogido in La Villa on our last night work through Pastor Peter and Kathy and Faby our interpreter. We saw a library full of kids who came even when school was not in session and proudly showed off their art and talent. We saw our faith work through the difficulties that we encountered on our first travel day. We saw senior citizens become Super Heroes! We felt God everyday in all that we did and what we saw. We had a team that reflected the Hope to these people that we ministered to.
Each time I sign up to go on a mission trip, I always think, "How can I bless these people and share the love of Christ with them?" But, I always come home feeling that I am the one who has been blessed by how they shared the love of Christ with me!
I have been asked to help lead the June mission team along with my friend, Paige. I know that God has a plan and is working on gathering a team together, but my faith in the process is hard. God will send who He needs when He needs them. We have not filled up the seats yet, SO...if you are available and God is leading you June 8-15th, please contact me!!
Milk and Honey has added more scholarship recipients to now total 22! We were blessed in 2018 to have enough donations to support all of the ministries that we help keep going. If you would like to help keep the ministries fully funded for this year, please consider a donation to Milk and Honey. Another way to support, even if a small amount, is to sign up for Smile.Amazon and choose Milk and Honey
Missions as your non-profit.
~Anne Van Kleek
If you feel led to help provide financial support to Milk & Honey Missions and the work we are doing in Honduras, please click the "Donate" link below. Thank you for your prayers, love and support!