Thursday, July 21, 2011


How does one begin to describe Haiti? We have had the opportunity to walk the streets of Haiti whether it be back and forth to church or back from The Home for Sick and Dying Children and Adults. It is so amazing to see the realness of Haiti and the beauty of the Haitian people. Seeing people in community-everyone saying 'hi!' and smiling at you as you walk by. Seeing the sun shine on the mountains reflecting God's creation. Being able to take our time and not rush because that is not the pace in Haiti...the slower pace brings peace.

The last 2 days I have had the blessing to experience church in Haiti. What an amazing experience! To see people praising our great Creator as He should be praised is awesome! People walking up and down the aisles with their hands in the air..praying out loud..singing and clapping. Some humbling themselves before our Majestic Glory by getting on their knees on the cement floor to pray. They are praying to a God that has chosen to place them in the poorest country in the western hemisphere-could you praise Him like that if that were you? This is the God they continue to praise no matter what their circumstances. What a lesson! James 2:5 says, "Listen to me, dear brothers and sisters. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him?" These are the richest people I have ever seen! God continues to use them to grow my faith! In ALL circumstances praise Him! He will make your life whole.

Lastly, but certainly not least, God has given me a front-row seat to see His work in those that are on this trip. Seeing God work and hearing about it continues to fuel the fire He has started in me! To see hearts broken wide open...cleansing tears being shed...lives forever changed and faith being strengthened is completely indescribable (Makenzie's word-of-the-day)! All glory to God for He is perfect!

1 comment:

  1. Love you Jen! So happy to be able to share this experience with you through your writings. Praying for all of you every day. God is indeed great and it is incredible to hear all that He is doing every day in Haiti. Breaks my heart and brings tears just hearing about those children....Bless each of you for your obedience, strength and courage to be faithful and give so much to those children that need your love.