I'll be posting a few more stories about Haiti, but before I do, I thought I should write a quick note to make it clear that we did make it back! Since being home, I've been able to visit World Gospel Church to participate in and share at their annual mission conference, and last weekend, I was able to visit our Haiti team in Columbus, Indiana. Both were such an encouragement! Now, I'm getting back into the swing of things at headquarters.
Tropical Storm Tomas is heading towards Haiti right now. Please pray for protection and encouragement for the people there. Pray especially for those who are homeless or living in tent communities. While I was in Port, we experienced a thunderstorm during a tent service, and this was nothing compared to Tomas. I can't imagine trying to sustain a tropical storm without a home. Let's not forget about them.
I'm so thankful to have been a part of the Columbus team to Haiti. Thank you so much for praying for us and for your support. I will definitely be sharing more about the trip! However, as I do, I'm reminded (and I hope you remember, too) that I really have no understanding or grasp on Haiti's history or culture. As one of my teammates put it, it's like during this trip, we were just able to dip one toe in a huge ocean. What I can share with you is what I observed as a first-time visitor, what I learned from talking with and interviewing people who are living there and what the Lord taught me while I was there. And my hope is that through sharing these things you'll be encouraged or at least a little entertained...
Praying for Haiti with you,