We arrived home from our trip Sunday morning around 2 a.m. We decided to sleep in and recover, but as the day progressed, I began to feel very bad. I was running a fever that we just couldn’t get rid of and after several calls to the doctor, I was advised to go to the ER. NOT the way I hand envisioned ending our trip, but we are learning to go with the flow. I went on to the hospital and ended up staying two nights receiving IV antibiotics and fluids. After many, many tests, it was determined that I had some inflamation in my upper GI tract and they wanted to treat it with both antibiotics and antiparasitic medications just to be on the safe side. I’m home now, still weak, but recovering. I am slowly but surely feeling normal again. But then, as I say that, I have to ask the question, what is normal? Will I ever be the same again? I don’t mean physically, but emotionally…spiritually. I don’t think any of us will ever be the same after this trip. Our intention in making this trip to Haiti as a family was to experience the country and culture for ourselves and to seek answers to some of the questions we have been struggling with as we answer God’s call for our lives. The main question being, what and where specifically, Lord, do you want to place us and have us do? We had seen the plans for this development in Ganthier, but we wanted to place our feet on the ground and seek God’s face for the answers. We feel like we have a better picture of where God is going to plant us and what He will have us doing, but now the question is when? This seems to be the most frequently asked question among friends as well. The answer right now is still, we don’t know. We have said yes to the call to go, we have fallen in love with the place and the people, and we can see ourselves living in this beautiful place, but we do not know yet when God will physically move us. For now we will continue our daily lives, make plans to meet with the necessary people that will help guide us into this new territory and help us answer many of the more specific detail questions that we have. Pray with us please that God will continue to guide us step by step through this journey and that we will – IN ALL THINGS – let God direct our steps….all the way to Haiti.
Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. We are so blessed!
One response to “Returning Home”
I know exactly what you mean. After our mission trip to Peru last year, I have never been the same. That experience awakened in me a thirst and hunger for God as never before. The sheer number of people in the world that are doomed to an everlasting hell burdens me. I, too, am ardently seeking God’s will in my life. You and your family are in my daily prayers as you seek God’s will. Praying also for your speedy recovery. Best wishes and prayers your way, my friend.