God brings me back to Haiti I am amazed at His love, power and grace. I am not
sure I can describe it but I will do my best. I become envious of the Haitians
and how they give it all to God. They have so little and because of that they
are forced to put all their trust in God. I have never spent a day of my life
hungry, dirty or alone so to see these kids experience that every day (almost)
and still find joy amazes me. I am jealous that they are satisfied with so
little when I get upset if I don’t have time to stop at Starbucks in the
morning. I know God has put Haiti in my heart to show me how He can work
miracles, provide for the orphans, take care of the widows, ect. On this
specific trip God showed me He is POWEWRFUL!
My favorite part
of this trip was just seeing God’s work and love for His children. I love
seeing all of the children’s beautiful smiles when they would be just so
excited to see us. God is so amazing and has made such beautiful creations and
to see God actively working in our lives and their lives is amazing.
On This trip
God opened my eyes once again to things about Himself. There were countless
times God showed me, our whole team, His power. Our theme of the VBS was the
power of God and each day that we taught the kids about His power- He would
reveal Himself and His power in some amazing way. As we go and visit the
orphanages and seeing all the needs they have, it can be very discouraging and
heart wrenching. With the way God made Himself tangible to me on this trip I
leave Haiti with no doubt in my mind- that my God the powerful, and wonderful
God who created and loves these beautiful children will take care and provide
for them. My heart wants to fix everything for them and I know I cannot.
However, to be used by God to hold and love these children for the time we had
together is such a blessing. It is a bitter-sweet time as we head back to
America leaving the kids we became really close to, but I am excited to seek
and find God’s power.
trip I felt like God was telling all of us that He will provide and that we
should put all of our trust in Him. One morning we got to the church for VBS
and the doors were locked. Pastor Nicholas had the keys and the kids were
there. We all gathered and prayed and right after the doors were unlocked and
Pastor Nicholas was there! It made me feel so thankful to see those kids and
what they had compared to me! Overall this trip was a fantastic start to my
summer and it helped me get closer to God.
me that He is able to use disappointments and turn them into great blessings.
He taught me that sometimes the people with nothing have the most happiness. My
favorite part was two little girls calling me papa. The verse that impacted me
was the one about giving a child water. I loved this trip and might come back.
This was my
first out of the country mission trip. I wasn’t very sure what to expect from
this trip, but it was a very amazing experience. I was able to see God’s hand
throughout the trip, like the door of the church wasn’t opening, so we decided
we should pray and about 30 seconds after, the doors were unlocked. I loved
getting to see the smiles on the kid’s faces. There was one little girl who was
crying and I was nervous to pick her up because I haven’t dealt with crying
children really in the past, but when I picked her up, she stopped crying and
fell asleep in my arms. On Thursday, we were given two choices, one was to
drive around and look at the surrounding areas, and the other was to go to the
beach. The guys thought the girls wanted to drive around, and the girls thought
the guys wanted to, so we were all actually wanting to go to the beach. This
kind of disappointed a lot of us, but we saw that it wasn’t an accident and God
wanted us to go on the drive because we were able to talk with a restaurant
owner about God; and we went to another orphanage. I will definitely go again
if it is in God’s plan.
showed me how lucky Americans are and I was very humbled on this trip. And I
also was shown even when plans don’t work out as long as the children are happy
it doesn’t matter. And how God has a plan for everything.
moment I said yes to leading this trip I knew God was going to show me some
amazing things and stretch my walk. I was quite often out of my comfort zone,
but God was so faithful to cover my inadequacies and work out His plan despite
me. It was beyond a privilege to witness His hand in all of our preparations
and see Him work through us. Seeing students serving God with such joy and
working so hard to bring smiles and Christ’s love to orphans encouraged and
blessed me beyond belief. I am still in awe of God’s grace that He allowed me
this opportunity. He is so good.