Happy New Year! When we hit New Year’s Day, people often assess their life situation. It is a great opportunity to share the peace and hope we have in Jesus. One of my go-to scriptures about peace and hope is Romans 15:13 (NKJV), “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” It is also a blessing we convey on others. This is my prayer of blessing to you all.
My ministry contact with individuals around the world, gives me a perspective beyond my front door. I cannot tell you the times I have boarded a plane for home, settle in to my seat, look out the window, and feel a deep burden for the country and people I am leaving. I feel like the disciples looking at the hungry multitude, feeling helpless, and hearing the words of Jesus, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat” (Matthew 14:16 NKJV).
The bread is not just for hungry bellies, but even more importantly, the True Bread of Jesus for hungry souls. Our tasks as Christians can be very overwhelming at times, but we must look to the One who feeds 5,000 with a mere five loaves and two fish. He is the Multiplier for the multitudes. For almost three decades, we have worked simply to share the love and light of Jesus with a hungry and dying world. Pathway Outreach Ministries is nothing more than a tool to gather bread, and then share physical and spiritual bread with the hungry of the world. Jesus is the Bread of Life, we share the Bread with the world.
Thank you all for sharing your loaves with us and then to the world. My heart is warmed when I think of our supporters who pray and give. My words are inadequate to express thanks and appreciation to you. Thank you so much!!!
I have thousands of photos from around the world. When I scroll through some of the these past photos or review some I receive each month from our brothers and sisters around the world, I am moved by these faithful servants of the Lord. Our ministry across the globe is not so much a structure of concrete and wood but the humble servants of God. They joyfully labor in the Kingdom of God with a love for God and others. None of them will appear as the Person of the Year in Time Magazine but they are famously known in Heaven.
One of our pastors in Asia was bitten by a poisonous snake December 8th as he was ministering in a village. He stayed in the hospital receiving anti-venom medication for about three days. He is doing well and praising God for his healing. On December 20th, he had a pastor’s prayer meeting in his home and I joined them via the internet sharing a message with them.
Pastor Baptiste and the staff in Haiti continue to work in a difficult situation with the violence, insecurity, food shortages, and high prices. We are doing what we can to help them. The highway from the capital leading to Leogane is controlled by gangs. His church and others are having week-long prayer meetings asking God for deliverance and peace. Please pray for them.
Thanks again for your prayers and support. It is a great blessing and encouragement to us.
Rejoicing in the salvation which is by grace through faith, I am…
Yours on the Journey,
Harry L. Whitt