Minetta Hare is in the yellow cap with blue cape out front.

Many of us may have an outdated stereotyped mindset about missionaries such as the image of the old colonialist type or the Catholic nun dressed in long dark clothing. However,  modern day missionaries do not fit into  a specific category . The one common factor they all must have in common is love for God’s people, and a mindset that is obedient to God’s command and their call to “Go” throughout the earth to deliver a word and to help the oppressed, downtrodden  and the lost.

For over 25 years I have known a woman of purpose, Missionary Minetta Hare. While she is an entrepreneur, and a “wanna be” comedian, her calling and passion is to serve God’s people as a missionary/ evangelist. She has traveled throughout Africa and Jamaica to heed the “Macedonian Call” where people need help. Minetta unashamedly states she is “called to make a difference in lives of others around the world” and knew this since she was a child. She is “dedicated and committed with great passion to her purpose in life to preach and teach Christ”.

She is the visionary for Children of Hope International. On November 4, 2010 for the 5th time this year she is traveling on  a mission tour  to bring medical supplies, clothes ,hope and a Word from God to those in need. On November 4th she will travel to South Africa, Botswana and Ghana. She needs partners of Hope to help raise funds to purchase the necessary medical supplies and materials for the upcoming mission tours. Her goal is to provide food, clothing, medicines and spiritual enrichment to orphans and abandoned children around the world. If you want more information or to partner with her, see her on Facebook or go to www.fawmissions.com.

On August 8 through August 19, 2010 she traveled to Ghana, West Africa to answer the call for help those who live in the midst of hopelessness, and despair. She needed to $10,000 to conduct a medical clinic, distribute free medicines, buy back the freedom of several enslaved children, clothe and feed them, provide shelter and food and most of all share the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  In 2009, her mission team served over 600 children including their families.

She has conducted an entrepreneurial training seminar for single mothers in Africa. The team introduced the new project and product – filtered water packs. This project will give the women an opportunity to earn a living and to provide for themselves and their children.

 Missionaries need our prayers to carry out the “Great Commission” that the Lord spoke of in Matthew 28:19-20 to enable them to evangelize the world as well as our homes and cities. The evangelization of the world depends upon prayer.  ‘Missionaries are like soldiers on the front line of a fierce battle”, states one prayer warrior Heather Kaiser who has designed a prayer card for Missionaries and their families. So how or what should we pray for missionaries? Pray that:

  • He/she will minister without hindrances. Pray for protection, health, wisdom and protection.  Pray for the work God has called her /him to do throughout the nations.
  •  God will grant him/her good health and protect them from evil men and physical danger.
  • God will give him/her a wide door of opportunity to preach the Word and to free by the power of Your Word and the Holy Spirit those who are oppressed, depressed and lost.
  • Deliverance from the attack of the enemy and from physical, emotional and spiritual harm. (Rom 13:31)
  •  Jehovah Nissi will go before the team and prepare the hearts of those who will hear the Word and receive the medical help.  Let there be effective communication between those who minister and those who are ministered to. Provide clear language interpretation for all.
  • Pray that souls will be saved, men and women will be discipled and that spiritual growth will occur. Pray that he/she will make disciples who also can teach others to expand the kingdom.
  • Wisdom, divine revelation of God’s Word and sound judgment is exercised by him/her and the team.
  • The families of him/her and the others are at peace and comforted to know God has the team in his loving care.
  • Pray for his/her health and deliverance from disease.
  • Pray for more workers. Ask God to send more workers to help him/her to serve in the location.
  • Pray for fruitfulness.  Pray that he/she will bear much fruit from their labors for the Kingdom. (Gal 6:9; Col1:10).
  • Pray for financial support and resources to carry out the mission. Pray that the Lord will supply his/her financial needs. Touch the hearts of others to contribute before they are asked.
  • Pray for government stability and acceptance of the missionary.
  • Pray for marriages and the children of missionaries who must adapt to his/her calling. Numerous separations can be trying. Children can become rebellious and resentful.

  by Linda Fegins, Nov 3, 2010, The Prayer Leader, https://ladyofprayer.com

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