Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy New Year!!! 2015



Happy New Year!  The Lord has been doing much during this first month of the year.  If you haven't seen our Newsletter, entitled "Celebration of Love",  please click here to view it.

Let us give you an update of some things that have been going on:

DEC 2014              Amerel went through Assumane to hand out shoes and clothing as part of the "Shoe project''.  She enjoyed “walking as Jesus walked”, experiencing His presence while giving, helping the kids and adults, and seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they tried on their shoes.
 
DEC 2014              Since our kids were on school break, Tiffany and I had time to do activities with the kids from the girls' house at our center.  We made cookies, caramel corn, and tie-dyed banners.  

JAN 2015              Due to heavy rains, flooding has destroyed and blocked major roads coming/going into our area, Lichinga is running on a generator to produce limited power (many areas of the city are without power), many people cannot mill maize (their main staple food), and phone networks aren’t working well.  Please pray that the believers will be humble and be filled with His wisdom to be a light on the hill to those around us.  In the midst of natural disasters that impact thousands of people, we know the Lord is working for the good. Romans 8:28, Isaiah 60:1-2.

Used dye, water and salt to make tie-dye banners with heart shapes
 

 JAN 2015              Testimonies

·         In December, the Lord resurrected a little bird and told me it was a sign of Him restoring dreams, ideas, plans, etc. that have been lost, forgotten, and put to the side.  This month, we received a married couple visiting our center from Brazil.  The wife is 77 years old and the husband is turning 80 next month.  The Lord gave them a dream where they saw Mozambique and received love for the people here who they never met.  They finally were able to come to Mozambique this month, fulfilling a dream they had 35 years ago!  They came preaching and ready to serve the Lord.  Our God is awesome!

·         One of the disciples in Assumane prayed for a child who couldn’t speak, and the child began to say, “Daddy.”

·         Amerel had a sore throat.  She prayed, and the Lord took it away.

·        We baptized Chayah Grace on Jan 15.  She said, “Jesus told me it was time for me to be baptized.”  So, she stopped being afraid to go under the water, and also made sure we didn’t delay in baptizing her!

·        We’ve been praying and believing God for greater kingdom impact in the everyday life of the city.  Since then, two cars have hit my motorbike.  One man did it intentionally while I was holding my motorbike.  My motorbike is fine, and so am I.  This is so encouraging!  God is moving and the atmosphere is being impacted.  (No, I don’t like people hitting my motorbike.  But, it does give me opportunities to make sure my heart is right with God and full of love for the people He wants me to touch with the gospel.  And, yes, we prayed for no more accidents!)

In love with Jesus,

Tyren and Tiffany Haynes

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Yearly Newsletter - "Celebration of Love"



https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2525kXVPtQrX294QmFBSFpTN0U/view?usp=sharing
This has been an amazing year for us here in Mozambique.  In this year's Fruitfulness for a Greater Harvest Newsletter, we focused on celebrating the Love of God and sharing testimonies about His wonderful works.

As always, we are so grateful for those who contend for the Lord's work here through their faithful donations.  Words can not express the magnitude of the impact your giving has made in the work here.  We've also experienced realms of the kingdom that have only been made available through the love and consistency of our faithful prayer partners and many others who pray for us.  Thank you so much!

Please click the link below to read or download a copy of this year's Newsletter. If you have problems viewing all the pages, please contact us and we will email you a copy.


Fruitfulness for a Greater Harvest Newsletter (2014)
  URL:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2525kXVPtQrX294QmFBSFpTN0U/view?usp=sharing

May you have a Merry Christmas and may the Lord release fuller revelations of His kindness and love upon your lives.

Love,  Tyren and Tiffany Haynes

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Bird Raised to Life




We are sharing this testimony because we believe that it is a sign, a message, from the Lord for more people besides those at our center.  We hope it encourages you and challenges you to believe in the Lord and in the wonderful things He has been planning to do with you.  It's time to dream again!

(Short version)  Last week, while I was outside with one of our guards, a bird dropped dead on our front veranda.  I thought, “Lord, I’d like to see that bird live and fly again.” Meanwhile, our daughter, Amerel, was in the house praying for the Lord to resurrect it.  But it didn't move, not even when the guard picked it up to inspect it.  He put it under a plant on the ground.  The guard and I talked for a while, but the bird still remained lying on its side.  I kept looking at the bird because I had an expectation, not just a desire, that something would happen.  The bird still didn't move, but I kept glancing at it.  Suddenly, the bird sat upright!  I wasn't totally convinced that the bird was o.k.  So, I thought to myself, “Lord, I wanted it to fly again because then I’d know it would be well.”  The bird flew away.

We know this is a prophetic sign from the Lord.  There have been times when people have despised (treated as negligible), not valued, or undervalued the ideas, plans and dreams the Lord has given to them.  Unfortunately, this has caused people to forget, put to the side, and give up the plans the Lord has for them.  Perhaps, we did this because we thought such things were impossible for us, too difficult, we didn’t feel capable, or we felt it wasn’t the right time (situations weren’t favorable), etc.  But, the Lord guarded and cherished the things we dropped, forgot, and put to the side.  They were actually His ideas, plans and dreams!  But, now the Lord is wanting to resurrect those things; even the smallest plans, ideas, and dreams that He's given us.  Maybe they no longer matter to us.  Maybe we've forgotten all about them, or they had become just as unimportant as that nameless, unknown bird.  But such things are still of utmost importance to Him because they are His plans, ideas, and dreams.  They were gifts given to us so we could spend time with Him, and know Him more intimately.  He’s about to resurrect them!  Through them the Father has actually prepared amazing things to do together with you— just you and Him.

Believe and do not allow the opportunity to pass again.  Beloved, God loves you and believes in you!!!

Love,  Tyren and Tiffany Haynes

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Prison Ministry: Imprisoned But Loved


If you want to meet with Jesus, go to the prison.  He's there.  He is so merciful.  He heals both Christians and Muslims.  He takes away bad dreams of both believers and unbelievers.  He loves all the prisoners.  He allows people like me to minister to these men who are so special to Him.  I know He treasures them because His presence rests so mightily upon the prison.  Whenever I go to the prison, I know that I too will meet with this Lord of love.

During our meeting, the Christian inmates were encouraged to demonstrate Christ's love to the rest of the inmates.  They live there with over 200 others.  They have plenty of time to visit those imprisoned with them and help bring transformation in people's lives.  They can hug others, pray for them, share the gospel, share personal items, listen to people, encourage other inmates, and much more.  During the meeting, the group of believers were released to pray for other inmates who desired prayer.  One inmate came out of his room to give me a special greeting.  It was Abdul, the only man who was caught during the attack at our center in 2012.  He told me that he had pain in his knees.  Since the Lord has a special place in His heart for thieves and murderers (Luke 23:39-43, Luke 23:34), I didn't hesitate to pray.  In a few minutes, he was walking fine without pain.  A word of knowledge revealed the cause of the pain, and how to keep it from reoccurring.  Most importantly, I gave Abdul a hug, reaffirmed my love for him, and reminded him of God's purpose for his life. 

Christmas in the Prison 2014
Every year, Tiffany and I like to give small gifts to all 200+ prisoners and the guards who work there during Christmas day.  This year, we are thinking of giving chocolate bars and cookies or chips, to all of them.  If you'd like to take part by sending a donation, please see the info below.

Donations can be sent by check to:
Church of the Living God
199 Deming Street
Manchester CT 06042
860.648.0520

Please include "TandTHaynes - Prison" in the memo to designate your donation to our ministry.

You can also donate online via our home church's website:  http://www.clgonline.net/missions/missionaries/

Donations are tax-deductible, and 100% of your donation is sent to us.  If possible, please send us an email to let us know about your donation for the prison.  This will help us in preparing things as soon as possible.

Love,
Tyren and Tiffany Haynes

A Salvation Message:  Jesus is the only one who lived and never sinned.  Jesus knows what it's like to be incarcerated and condemned for crimes He didn't commit.  This sinless Savior was falsely judged, and then willingly died for your sins and ours.  This is love.  After 3 days, He rose from the dead forever declaring His victory in being the One who takes away sin, brings us into eternal life and into a right relationship with God.  Jesus is still alive.  He longs for you to be free from your sin and restored back into a loving relationship with God.  If you want to receive Jesus as your Savior, you may, just by surrendering your life to Him and accepting Him as Lord and Savior of your life.  You can receive Jesus right now by talking to Him saying, "Lord Jesus.  I'm sorry for living a life of sin.  Forgive me for not believing in You.  I surrender my life to you.  Jesus, I believe you are the only Savior, the Son of God.  Thank you for dying for my sins.  I love you.  Jesus, I will worship you alone, and will not worship any other.  Thank you for saving me.  Please, fill me with your Holy Spirit so that I may live for you, and tell others about your love!"

If you prayed this prayer today, you are forgiven of all your sins and are now a son/daughter of God.  The Holy Spirit of God dwells inside of you.  To continue to grow in your knowledge and love for God, please find a church that worships Jesus Christ, teaches the truth of God's Word (the Bible) and moves in the power and love of the Holy Spirit.  May the Lord continue to move upon your life with love and power, and help you live according to His Word each day.

We are so excited for you!  Love and blessings!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Pure Heart's Perspective

 
There's a higher call of God that requires us to acknowledge His presence working in the everyday lives of people, saved and unsaved (Matthew 5:43-48).  God is in love with people.  As we honor His presence, we can partner with the Lord in bringing healthy change/transformation to people and the communities where we live.  There are so many opportunities to do this if we are willing.  Here’s a testimony of the Lord working marvelously through government.  I understand that some have different opinions concerning interactions with government.  But sometimes, the experience doesn’t have to change-only our perspective of our experience.    

Here’s the brief story background.  A DHL package was shipped with birthday gifts for my wife and son.  Due to a new system in place here, the package was held up.  If the package wasn't cleared within 25 days, by paying a lot of money, the package would belong to the state.  Our time was running out quickly.  Originally, my focus was just on getting the package.  But, then I noticed something more important - the Lord working in the heart of one individual.
A customs worker decided, on his own, to help me clear the package with the least amount of fees and taxes, and before the deadline ran out.  He made calls to multiple people, some in authority, in another province.  Then, he spoke to brokers (clearing agents) himself on my behalf.  This customs worker, who works in government, kept calling me to make sure people were contacting me and working on having my DHL box cleared without the unnecessary high fees.  He called several people to try to find “work-arounds” and rush the process.  His attitude and work was phenomenal and beyond what should be expected or required!  I hadn’t asked him to do anything.  He did it just because he wanted to help.  I'm sure he is one of many treasures in Customs who bring honor to the department, and value to the community in which he serves.

Here’s the testimony.  If I was just focused on myself, getting the DHL box, or being irritated by the new system, I would have missed seeing Jesus.  Also, I could have hindered His work in someone else's life.  The Lord is our light.  When we see Him, we can see other things clearly.  That’s where the pure heart’s perspective comes from.  The pure heart’s perspective comes from focusing on Jesus alone.  Then we can clearly see and evaluate things around us.  So, I saw the hand of God work on a custom worker's heart for His own pleasure (and not just to get my box).  The mercy of God led a man to care about others and serve well beyond his job requirements.  Joy filled my heart as I saw the Lord developing this man’s life.  What began as an aggravating interaction, appeared as it truly was - a celebration of God and His ways of preparing a person's heart for Himself.  I was excited and celebrated the personal victory the customs official obtained.  This was better than getting the box!  This man’s victory actually opened the way for the clearing agent in another province to receive a personal victory as well.

Do you see it?  Do you see?  I realized the whole situation wasn’t about getting the DHL box (or about me!).  It’s about seeing what Jesus is doing, and valuing that no matter what!  I had to be patient to allow the Sovereign Lord to use this situation to work His purposes in people.  As we are sensitive to the presence and what the Lord is doing in people's lives, we'll be able to join with Him in serving people, believers and unbelievers, out of genuine love for their good (and not just our own).  This is the gospel. This is outreach!  As we see Jesus, we see true ministry in action, and can join with what He is already doing to help bring godly impact to the community in which we live.  Let's love the people in our communities well, so that we can help bring true development and growth to the communities where we live.

Hallelujah!

Tyren and Tiffany Haynes