My Haiti Story is a story of wonder, love, and hope.
Our trip started out with twelve people, several just strangers to each other, and one wonderful man of God as our leader. Through his leadership, and to the glory of God, we grew as a team blessing each other and the Haitian people. "Wonders" happened during and after our devotions and we grew to trust and care for each other like family.
As we moved out beyond our safe mission house and witnessed the culture around us in the city and the beauty of the mountains and countryside, I could feel a growing love inside me for this land and its people. Their smiles, their love for Christ as shown in their church service, their work ethic, their positive attitude despite having so little, their reaching out....
It was a love forever planted in my heart.
At the same time , I was seeing what seemed liked insurmountable needs in medical care, food, water, housing, utilities, transportation, and more.
It could be so discouraging.
But then there are those who are doing something!! A hospital is being built-the foundation is complete and the walls of the first floor are now being erected. 1,482 meals were served to children in four days as well as the same number of Christmas gifts presented!
Progress will continue with ongoing BEM missions and every time God touches someone's heart, more will be done!