Then is an adverb. Then connects the immediate past with the future events. I like then, because God has already made a way, given provision and is very much involved our then.
In Matthew 3 the chapter ends with John the Baptist baptizing Jesus and God speaking audibly from Heaven saying: "this is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." The Holy Spirit descends and became one with the earthly body of Jesus. Chapter 4 starts with then. Because then is there we should link what just happened with what is about to happen. The very next thing is Satan tempting Jesus. Satan and his "if" questions trying to derail the salvation of mankind.
Project 1418 has had our share of moments, tough moments, moments filled with the enemy's "if" questions. The power and motivation that sustains us is we have always had God's then. God’s then will always sustain you through the if’s. For every road block, God has supplied "then provision". In times when it seemed like we were not moving quick enough, God would make way for "then people" to move the process along. His "then" moments have continued to establish food, healthcare, and schooling for years through project1418 for children in Haiti. We continue to be blessed by every "then" moment the Lord gives us. These moments are always the answer to move us toward helping feed, clothe, give healthcare, and education to children in Haiti.
We are thankful for God's leadership, guidance, and provision. We look forward to bridging with more children and establishing new relationships in a beautiful country, full of beautiful people. We never leave Haiti that we do not look forward to our next return. The landscape, the people, the children, and the time there is simply beautiful.
We welcome your prayers and we welcome your donations as we go back to Haiti in June of 2018. We will be doing the final phase of construction on a project 1418 home for children in the southwest part of the island. We will be working with trusted relationships and we will be seeking new ways to help the children in Haiti. You can donate through our website at project1418.org.