Monthly Archives: April 2009

Mission Relief Ships Container to Honduras

4/22/09: Container #CRXU 9559261 Marvin Hernandez is a Honduran friend and facilitator for the Central American Relief Efforts of Lancaster. We shipped this container to Marvin in Honduras for the southern region. The stretchers, examination equipment, computers, and ultra-sound represented top quality equipment donations, and we were able to continue to elevate both Hospital Choluteca and our friends at Hospital San Lorenzo near the colonial town of Pespire. Marvin has family in the states, so travel is easier between Central America and Pennsylvania.

Mission Relief Ships Container to Zambia

4/20/09: A 20ft container project was developed for Nelson and Sandra Hayashida missionaries to the Zambia International Theological College or zambiaitc.org. Nelson and Sandra spent 19 years in Zambia and their children grew up there. After almost 10 years back in the states, they decided to return, and Mission Relief provided logistical support, and additional items for this African container shipped out of our Coatesville location. The container arrived in a little over 60 days with all items in good shape. The seminary received an enormous library of books from the Palmer Theological seminary, and the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, as well as the Westminster seminary in Glenside. The feedback is great!

How would you like to work in a country with 80% unemployment?

The Stone Rolled Away

Highlights: Reported By: Zambiaitc

Good news!  The 20-foot container for shipping to Zambia will be packed on Monday!

We have continued to receive wonderful donations of books (amazing books), computers, clothing, linens, desks, filing cabinets, whiteboards, bulletin boards, an audio-visual stand, single bed mattresses, folding chairs, a well-stocked first aid kit, bookcases, magazine and periodical rack, tools (and the list goes on) for shipping to Zambia International Theological College (ZITC)! This container will be packed full! Just last night a friend called to say he had two laptops to send and two desktops to add to the six we already have, apologizing that he did not have monitors. We said, “That’s okay. God will provide monitors.” And he did. This morning a co-worker came to Sandra saying “I have two monitors, but no computers. Can you use just monitors?” Guess what Sandra said. “You betcha!”

Tomorrow the items that have been swelling our garage will be collected and held in an enclosed truck until Monday when the container will be delivered to a warehouse in Coatesville, which is managed by Jim Harrison of Mission Relief Services. Our items will be loaded into the container and then Jim will fill it the rest of the way with things we have chosen from his warehouse.

We are truly excited to see what God is bringing to pass and cannot wait to see the excitement on the other side of the ocean when the container arrives at ZITC! All of you who have donated to our ministry so far have had a part in this, whether you knew it or not, because we used a large portion of that money, which we have been saving for purchase of a used vehicle and household items, to pay for this shipment, trusting God to replace it. So, we are ALL having a part in what we believe will be a God-given boost for ZITC, with a truly substantial library, classroom furniture and supplies.

We feel as if God has rolled away the stone!

Sandra and Nelson Hayashida