It has been a few weeks since my last post. I have been so eager to share all of the exciting things going on with the project in Haiti, but starting school has had me loaded down with other responsibilities. However, as more and more exciting things happen at our future home, I long to share the news with others. God is so good, and He is continuing to do mighting things in Gathier through so many faithful believers who are coming together to help bring about a vision that God planted in many people over the course of the last year.
Recently, a team from Virginia was working at the site and they not only installed the sinks, faucets, toilets, and showers, but they tiled the clinic and built the first home for a Haitian family to live in at the new development. All of this was done while Tropical Storm Emily was looming over the Dominican Republic. Many, many people began praying for God’s protection for the team working there at the time. It was amazing to watch the weather on the Internet as the storm just disintegrated over the island. The team just kept on working, and didn’t miss a beat. As a matter of fact, reports from the FBCJ blog say that they were able to get everything done that they set out to do and they even held a sort of dedication ceremony at the first house where they placed a Bible in the threshold of the first house on the property. Inside the cover of the Bible, Matthew 7:24-25 is written in Creole: ‘Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house upon the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had it’s foundation on the rock.” When they poured the floor and buried the Bible in the threshold, the Haitian leaders then surrounded them, prayed over them and sang hymns. They team said, “It was an experience none of us will ever forget.”Before the Virginia team was able to leave, another FBCJ team arrived. Both teams shared a night of fellowship at the dorm, getting to know one another before the VA team departed the next day. It touches my heart that so many people are blessed so deeply by God as they work on this project.
My heart LONGS to go back. I find myself stopping to pray for everyone working there all throughout my day. I cannot wait to wake up to that beautiful landscape, thank my Abba Father for choosing to use me and my family to share the love of Jesus with a people that we have come to love so deeply.
Please remember to keep praying for the many teams of believers who give of their time and resources to go over there and work so hard to make the vision a reality. Only through the Grace of our Lord and His provision are so many people able to do this! Also continue to pray for our family as we continue to prepare to go. We are waiting patiently for God to send the family He has already chosen to purchase our home here, and we are diligently preparing our hearts for the work He is going to do in both our lives and the lives of countless people in Haiti over the years to come.
Thank you for your prayers.