“For I testify that according to their ability, and beyond their ability they gave of their own accord, begging us with much entreaty for the favor of participation in the support of the saints” (2 Corinthians 8:3-4).
One of the things that led the Haiti mission team to decide to go with the Praying Pelican organization is that they partner churches with local pastors to help them in their communities. The rationale is that the local pastor knows his community and their needs best.
We saw that in person as we had the honor of helping build a home for a blind woman, visiting persons at their homes and leading Vacation Bible School with children as well as young adults. There were many opportunities to share, love on kids, leave a physical reminder of our presence and even provide some basic medical care.
My hope for going before I left the first time was that Broadway could establish an on-going partnership with another church. We met children and adults that we want to see again and that is the whole point. We were able to have a relationship with other Christians, share what we have, and support them in their outreach.
We hope to go back again next June to renew those relationships and represent Broadway. I hope we will have some new members come and join us. You can meet joyful Pastor El Barre, Waikem, Jayceeboh, the cooks, little David, the blind woman whose home we built, the man whose hand was healed with Diane’s care. Please pray about going. It will change your life. The team (Diane Bell, Cindy McComb, Brennan Baker, Brian Rose and myself) all want to go back. Hope you will join us. Talk to any of us if you want to know more.
Lotus Mccleery for the team