Hi All! Whew it seems like time has been flying lately! My life has been crazy busy and with so much going on I seem to have forgotten all about my blog. I realized today that I have not posted anything for a long, loooooong time! As I mentioned in an earlier post I will be heading for Haiti on a mission trip with my church in April and that trip is just 10 days away! Wow am I excited and also a little bit nervous!
Sunday our Team was commissioned during church.
and after church we had a team meeting. We have a lot of cool things planned for the people in Haiti and things seem to be coming together really well. The commissioning service was really great and very moving for me, there is just something very emotional about being on your knees at the alter with your church family all standing around you with their hands on you praying. The feeling of God’s power in the room and also a feeling of peace all at the same time is just too hard to explain . After the commissioning service was over there all the sudden was a sense of finality and a wow we are really going to do this feeling! Not that I ever doubted we would do it, but it just seemed so far away and it was like suddenly this just got really really real!
Haiti… wow, I can’t believe God is calling me back there again. A long time ago a friend said something to me about going to Haiti and I replied, ” you don’t want to go there, its dangerous there!” Looking back I laugh at that because never ever in my wildest dreams did I ever envision myself going to Haiti, or even on a mission trip for that matter, but now here I am getting ready for my second visit there!
A minute ago I was thinking about how it’s really cool the places that God will take you if you let Him. He will take you out of your comfort zone and yet when you get out of your comfort zone that is when you realize that you are where you belonged all along.
In celebration of my return to Haiti for the rest of this week I have decided that I am going to share my blog posts from when I went to Haiti in 2013 with Compassion International. Today I will start with our first day in Haiti, that day I was shocked by what I saw and honestly I have to say that day rocked my faith a bit and I really was unsure if I would be able to make it through the rest of the trip. That day we got off of our airplane and drove through Port au Prince, where the people lined the street, the rubble from the earthquake was still there. To me the whole city seemed chaotic and hopeless. That night I was sad and posted a short blog post of mostly pictures but what I did not know was that the next day God had big plans for our group and he had much more in store for me to see. The next day I would learn that hope was alive and well in Haiti and that He was right there in the midst of the mess.
So here is my first in the Haiti series ~ The Eyes
As I travel through this place so far from the life that I live, I see a way of life so different than I could have ever imagined existed -> read the rest here.
Thank you so much for reading today and God Bless.