Monday, December 28, 2009
I am so sorry that I have not been faithful to blog about my past adventures to Haiti... I wish I had enough time in the day to put it on the web... BUT I am going back to Haiti tomorrow with a new group! My goal is to update the blog as I am there. No promises, but I am going to try my hardest!
Our itinerary goes like this... can you have an itinerary in Haiti??!!! Ha:
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 --> Fly to Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 --> We land in Haiti and will head to Passe Catabois
Thursday, December 31, 2009-Tuesday, January 5, 2010 --> Our agenda is to LOVE people.. BEAUTIFUL
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 --> We travel to Port-de-Paix very early in the morning and fly back into Port-au-Prince at 6 30 am! We will spend the remainder of that day with Beth & Jon McHoul from Heartline Ministries to learn about what they are doing to bring God's Kingdom in Haiti
Thursday, January 7, 2010 --> Becca, Norman, Parker, and Brandon head back to the States. Their flight arrives in Monroe at 9:21 pm. Annie, Ainsley, and I will be staying a day longer to hang out at Heartline.
Friday, January 8, 2010 --> Annie, Ainsley, and I head back to the States and our flight arrives in Monroe at 9:21 pm
How you can PRAY:
~ travel (flights making it on time and bags to make it with us all the way to Passe Catabois)
~ guidance and wisdom(for me as I lead this group of my friends)
~ the hearts of the people... that they may see the love that we have for them is only from the love that CHRIST has poured out upon us *1 john 4:19*
~our team (that we would be refreshed each morning as we rise to serve and be with the people)
~language barrier (please pray that we would have a supernatural ability to speak and understand Creole)
Please stay tuned for updates! I am looking forward to being used by God to bring His Kingdom in Haiti in the smallest of ways. "..in the quiet daily powers of dying to self and serving, and loving and laughing, of simple tenderness, and unseen kindness BECAUSE IF ANYTHING MATTERS, THEN ANYTHING MATTERS."
Saturday, July 25, 2009
REVOLUTIONARY RENMEN = REVOLUTIONARY LOVE
On Monday morning, July 27, 2009... myself along with 6 others will be traveling to Haiti :) I have not updated since I traveled to Haiti in January to carry over the funds raised from the "A Voice for Haiti" campaign... as you may see, it changed my life. Seeing Haiti's physical and spiritual poverty has disturbed and transformed me. I'm not sure there are words to describe what the Lord has shown me and led me to do over these last 7 months but here is my best attempt... take a look at these lovely people :)
In order from left to right: Garrison Griffith, Annie Rainwater, Rebecca Griggs, Jessica Williamson, Jordy Barksdale, Walter Jackson, & Sydney Lengefeld
We are REVOLUTIONISTS for LOVE. We are able to LOVE because CHRIST first LOVED US. (1 John 4:9)
We will be serving in a small town in northwest Haiti together for 10 days :) Playing soccer, making bracelets, painting fingernails, dancing, holding babies... you name and I'm sure we will be doing it! All with one goal in mind... to show the love of Christ in a very concrete way.
Our prayer is that adults and children alike whether they be in the hospital, around Passe Catabois, or anyone else we may come in contact that they will see Jesus in us. That love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self control will abound and that these beautiful people will catch a glimpse of the love that Christ has so richly bestowed upon us. That they will see the plan that God has for their lives and that they can find freedom from this world and its circumstances. Whether in wealth or in poverty, a slave or a freeman, happy or sad, experiecing gain or loss, satisfied or hungry, healthy or sick.... God is good and He is Lord. SO MUCH FREEDOM is found whenever we begin to live our lives with this as our lifesong.
"We can do no great things, only small things with great love. It is not how much you do but how much love you put into doing it." Mother Teresa
Lord Jesus, we ask that YOU would go before us as we travel to Haiti. Prepare the hearts of the people we will spend time with and prepare our hearts as well. May we be ready to pour out our everything, but may we be ready to receive as well. I pray that Haiti will be different from us having been there and that we will be different from having been to Haiti... it's all for Your glory.
to YOU be the glory, forever and ever. AMEN.