Today it hit me that a week from today we will have been in Haiti as a family for two days and we will have already had an opportunity to see the new community that may possibly become our home soon. As I try to picture us standing on that country side, looking out over the land and the construction, looking into the faces of children, men, and women who may one day become our neighbors and extended family, I am reminded of a verse in Psalms that says, “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed” (Ps 16:3). As this day grows closer and closer, I find myself trying to imagine what it will be like to be there. No matter how hard I try, I know that there is no way to possibly imagine what it is going to be like. I have so many questions floating around in my head. But my heart yearns to be where God wants us to be. Wherever that place may be, I want nothing more than to be THERE and TOTALLY COMMITTED to bringing about HIS plan for our lives and the lives of everyone who shares our lives. I pray that each one of us in our family will continue to constantly seek God’s will for our lives individually and as a family. And as we seek His will, each one of us, whether in Haiti, in the US, or anywhere else, will live our lives in such a way that we “let our light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise our Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:16).
Please pray for each of us as we prepare. Thank you.