June 14th, 2012 at 9:28 am
Every time I sit down to write about my experience in Haiti I end up just staring at a blank word document for ten minutes. Then I give up. I don’t even know where to start and words always fail me. How can I describe the sights and smells? How can I describe the love God placed in me? How can I show you what a wonderful, beautiful, life-changing week I had in Haiti? I just can’t do it justice.
The days were spent with sweat dripping down my face, using all of my strength to serve, ignoring the overbearing heat and keeping my eyes on Jesus. Every pile of rubble I shoveled, every bucket I lifted, every nail I hammered was for Him — to further His kingdom.
It is truly amazing how easy it was to fall into that way of serving. Looking back, it didn’t feel like hard work at all. It all seemed too easy when I was basking in God’s strength and His glory. I was being soaked by His blessings and I am forever changed by it. He showed me a glimpse of what my life will be about. With my eyes set on Him, I will be able to do all things. He might lead me to a foreign land or right down the road. But either way I know that His future for me will be a million times better than anything that I could come up with myself. [Thank goodness for that!]
As I prepare for each lesson daily, I pray that God speaks through me and says to each child what he or she needs to hear. Each day that passes, I get closer to leaving. This makes me work harder because I want to make the most of my experience. Full Story »
The kids in the feeding program I work with have been selected from families most in need. They burst through the classroom doors each day with so much energy and excitement. Full Story »
This past Sunday, after church, the pastor brought a small grill he wanted to use. He had never grilled in his life, and I had never started a fire in my life. This was a new experience for all of us. Full Story »