Dear Partners in Ministry,
An entire year has passed and I am now on to my second “official” year in ministry! God has surely blessed and stretched my faith in the last year and I look forward with great anticipation to the year ahead! I have kept a very busy schedule since my return from Liberia the end of March, praise God! I have traveled throughout Georgia and Alabama, up into Virginia and I am currently in the Midwest. I have had several families and an additional church take me on for support for which I am so grateful and truly humbled. It is my earnest prayer and desire to faithfully serve and represent those that have taken me on in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
So far I am enjoying the deputation process immensely. I enjoy the driving and exploring different parts of my home state and our great country. I am enjoying the beauty of our great land and I find myself wanting to sing “This Land is My Land”! I also enjoy meeting and fellowshipping with God’s people and experiencing the different personalities of the various churches and their Pastors. I have had the privilege of participating in two different missions conferences in April, a Lady’s Conference and have had a scheduled meeting each Sunday. Please pray that God will move in the heart of these churches and their leadership to participate with me in ministry, as He sees fit.
In my last prayer letter, I asked you to pray for Hawa, a young child with Cerebral Palsy in the Jahzjet Orphanage. When I met her in Liberia, I knew her condition was dire. I made a few calls while in Liberia and was pointed to an organization in the U.S. called His Safe Haven. The director has adopted several special needs children from Africa and has a ministry which aids these children in Liberia. I called her and explained the situation. She asked me, “Is this child’s name Hawa?” She actually knew the child! She had worked with this orphanage 6 years ago with another organization that assists in placing these children. She said over the years she has often wondered about and prayed for this child. Now God has placed Hawa back into her care. The child is 7 years old and weighed in at only 18 pounds. She has been moved to a His Safe Haven home and now she will get the care and love she needs so that she can thrive. The Lord answered the silent prayers of this little child and this woman’s and I was blessed to play a small part in this miracle of God’s orchestration! Please continue to pray for Hawa, for His Safe Haven, Sister Helena and all the orphans of Jahzet and the Eleanor Wuo Children’s Rehab.
God opened the door for me to attend a World Hunger Field Study which was a hands-on practical training for the management of hunger and community development in third-world environments. We covered the nutrition needs of the children, mother & child care, hydroponic gardening, water purification, micro-enterprises and even built rocket stoves! So much invaluable and practical information for ministering on the field! I am so excited to see how God will use this information to direct my ministry in Liberia! I can not wait to share this information with my Liberian family.
The current threat of Ebola has passed and the imminent danger has subsided. Thank you for your prayers. As I communicated with my brothers and sisters in Liberia during this scare, their response was, “Ah, if it comes, it comes. God is in control.” Their faith continues to bless and challenge me!
Please continue to pray for a full and productive schedule for the fall. I appreciate and covet your prayers greatly!
Your Laborer for Christ in Liberia, Julie Alexander