13 Ways to Pray for Our Haiti Mission Team

By the time you read this, our team will be on our way (or already in) to Haiti.  As we seek to accomplish the work laid out before us, we are mindful that the work of intercession is the most critical work.  Not all can go, but we all can pray.  We are sincerely grateful for your continued prayerful support of our endeavors to glorify Christ on mission with our hearts set on loving Haitian in word and deed.

Here are some specific ways you can pray for our team:

  • Pray that our team members would be gracious in our conduct and industrious in our labors
  • Pray that our team members would be flexible in our attitude and determined to give the devil no opportunity to distract us from the mission
  • Pray for good weather for the construction work (especially no rain!)
  • Pray for the logistical challenges our team faces, including getting cargo equipment through customs and working with little infrastructure
  • Pray for pastor Joseph who will be translating all 12 sessions of the gospel conference as well as the church service on Sunday
  • Pray for Pastors Tom Ascol and Tim Brister that they will communicate truths of God’s Word simply, clearly, and humbly to Haitian pastors
  • Pray for the Haitian pastors attending the conference, that they would be renewed in their faith, refreshed in their body, and revived in their spirit
  • Pray for the witness this project will have in the city of Desarmes and surrounding communities, namely that Christ’s name, not our own, would go forth and people would discover hope in our risen Savior
  • Pray for our construction team members working alongside Haitian men, to be able to communicate and befriend them and speak the gospel into their lives while working on the church building
  • Pray for moments of unexpected frustration or disappointment, that we would look patiently at God’s work in our midst and anticipate how He would work in ways we had not planned, that we would “lean not on our own understanding but acknowledge him that he may direct our paths” (Prov. 3:5-6)
  • Pray for our leadership team as they contemplate ways of ministering in the future and planning our next ministry investments in Haiti
  • Pray for the orphans who will be receiving Bibles, clothing, and school supplies, that they would see these as a provision from God Almighty and see these blessings as a reason to trust all the more in His gracious hand
  • Pray for our team as we take in all our experiences, that the Spirit of God will help us interpret and retell them in ways that would be good for God’s purposes in Haiti, including the call for more of us to go in the future

About Timmy Brister

My name is Tim Brister. I am a pastor of Grace Baptist Church (Cape Coral, Florida), founder of the PLNTD Network, director of P2R and the Memory Moleskine, creator of The Haiti Collective, and director of Band of Bloggers. I am happily married to my wife Dusti and the proud father of two little boys.
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