HIS NAME IN HAITI: day seven
It was a rough afternoon for the missionaries. We spent it on a pristine beach about an hour from Port-au-Prince—snorkeling, swimming, and jumping off the pier. We left much rested after such an intense, life-changing week. Church started at six today—6 a.m. And it went for more than four hours. We had the unique privilege of going to church Haitian style. We thought Pastor Alex was going to speak, but they ran out of time for his message. Pastor Diane Carol Comer, however, brought a short (and unexpected) message from Solid Rock. She left the Haitians with Joshua 1:9 - “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.“
Kathleen Joffer has blessed our team this week by leading morning devotions. The Haitians told us story after story of God speaking to them through visions and dreams. Kathleen challenged us to not put God in an American box and be open to all the ways He speaks – even in the silence of our dreams. Zebby Wheelock has blessed us with her fervent prayers, both for us and the women at the Widow’s Home.
We’ve spent days enjoying the beauty of the Haitian people, and today we enjoyed the beauty of the Haitian countryside as well. Ocean Breeze Beach was beautiful as was our trip through the mountain countryside. Wild goats, donkeys, and cows roamed the rugged farmland dotted with plantain trees. We drove through small ocean towns and got stuck in downtown Port-au-Prince’s heavy evening traffic.
It was truly an adventure!
There’s no water tonight for showers. We are hot, sweaty, and will probably stink tomorrow when some of you pick us up from the airport, but we’ve had the time of our life.
A huge thank you to Elizabeth Mosser for posting the blog so late for us every night. Thank you to the many of you who have prayed fervently for us at home and for all your notes that spurred us on. We can’t wait to see many of you tomorrow night.
Many of you have already been to Haiti, but if you haven’t, we hope you have the opportunity to come soon.
Thank you for helping us bring His Name to Haiti.
Ore voi’ –
Madam Curt and Madam Jon (Jodi and Melanie)
*The Love Stories series will resume tomorrow morning so check back then!