My thoughts are consumed with Haiti! I can only imagine how the lives of the people there have changed since January 12, 2010. The devastation they were put through, the cries and screams from the city streets as people searched for their loved ones, the smell of death all around, the dust and rubble covering their skin from head to toe, struggling to breathe as they crawl from under the rubble which had only minutes before been their homes… utter devastation all around them.
I can’t even begin to truly prepare my heart for this trip. Prayer has been on the forefront of my mind. I have truly been trying to pray without ceasing especially considering all the circumstances I am about to experience. My biggest prayer has been for God to use our team in a mighty way by sharing the love of Christ with His people. The Haitian people are in need of love just like everyone else. They need to know that they haven’t been forgotten. It is easy for us to see the devastation of their community and feel sympathy for them, but to truly experience their environment will be totally overwhelming. I cannot wait to see how God moves through our team on this trip and to see what kind of life change it will bring for all of us. The last thing I want to happen is for us to come home, hit the ground running with school and work to just forget everything we experienced while in Haiti.
Please pray for us as we share God’s love with the people there. Especially considering that majority of the people there are Roman Catholic and almost half of those practice Voodoo. :] It is definitely going to be a new experience for all of us. I honestly just want to spread the love of Jesus to the people there and love of some little kids and the women there.
“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” – Matthew 5:13-16
Pray that we will be a light to the Haitian people… that we will be a catalyst for their weary souls, because of Christ.
“For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy. He has not turned his back on them, but has listened to their cries for help.” Psalm 22:24