Sunday, July 1

Home Again

Thank you to all who followed us over the week we were in Haiti. And thank you for your donations and prayers prior to and during the week. We were humbled by your support and encouragement. YOU helped make this trip happen!

It is a bittersweet feeling to be home. We miss our Haitian friends deeply. The week had a huge impact on each one of us, and I believe each of us feels that we received much more than we could have possibly given. One of the many things that we learned from the people of Haiti was what real faith looks like, and what it means to trust the Lord.

For one of our devotions, we took note of the different scriptures on the different tap-taps (taxis) that we saw on the road. We had a list of 20 or so in a single day! The clear theme that stood out was TRUST in the Lord. One of tap-taps had Psalm 27:

"The Lord is my light and my salvation —
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?...."

"....I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord."

This was a huge testament, as it came from a people who have been afflicted with poverty, natural disaster, and political unrest for years. Watching Haitians live this everyday challenged each of us to take another look at our personal faith. 

Thank you again for all of your support, whether it be by prayer or donations. We couldn't have done it without you!

And click on this link to view a video of some of our photos from the trip.


Joyful Spirit Haiti Team 2012
Pastor Josh, Cheryl, Julie, Gene, Gina, Steve, Pam, Jim, Katie, Christiaan, Jimmy, + Shannon