“Bear one another’s burdens; and thus fulfil the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
One of the things we did a lot of on this last trip to Haiti was carry rocks. We used them to help build the
foundation of the new Apricot School and to level the ground between the church and another building where we were served our meals. They want to take this small building and extend it to the new trade school that has been built literally in the church’s back yard.
It was hard work in the 90+ degree heat and humidity, but for the most part, we didn’t mind. I think the reason why we didn’t, is because we knew we were doing something to help others. Not just “others” but our brothers and sisters in Christ. This is the core reason why we go – to help this little mountain church with practical things they could probably not do without our financial and physical help. For a week in June, we give our strength, our time, our donations (your donations) and most of all His love to serve.
We love on kids, make them laugh, play with them and just befriend them that week. In our technology-driven world, it is really nice to just relate to kids without gadgets. WE are their entertainment. J We barely speak their language and yet, it is amazing how much a smile, a hug and the time we take with each child communicate our love in a concrete way. We care. We are there because we care.
We would like to go again to visit our sister church – the Nazarene Church of Manze Marie in Haiti next summer. Are you one of the persons who will join us? This is the perfect time to learn more about the mission, to join us in getting ready for this adventure, this trip where we are stretched and used both physically and spiritually.
I hope you will seriously consider it. God will take you out of your comfort zone, but He will also open your eyes to what He is doing and can do in a place that is off the world’s path. He’s there, waiting to show you a different world and I hope you will hear His voice.
You can learn more by talking to any of the Haiti team members – Diane Bell,
Cindy McComb, Arielle Reichman, Brian Rose and Lotus Mccleery. You will be blessed.
Lotus Mccleery for the team