“Be anxious for nothing but in everything through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace that passes all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
Hi, I am excited to start this blog about our journey to prepare and live in Haiti. Many people have asked me how they can keep up with us and find out what is happening with our ministry in Haiti and so I decided to start this blog to tell the stories, show pictures, share thoughts and prayer request and let you know what God is doing in Haiti.
One of the main questions I get asked is “Aren’t you scared and nervous about going to Haiti and living there?” I have to honestly say no. God has given me an unusual peace that only comes from Him – A peace that passes all understanding.
More questions are:
Do I think about the fact that I won’t be able to see my family and friends as often? – Sure. Am I a little sad that I won’t be here for the birth of my first grandchild? -Of course. Do I wonder if this old brain will be able to learn Haitian Creole? – Yes. Am I excited to see what God has planned? – So very excited!
Where to start, most of you know that Ernie has been going back and forth to Haiti for some time now. Six small houses have been built and now they are working on the first larger house to provide for orphaned children. The plan is for the large houses to have enough rooms and beds to have 10 boys and 10 girls, house parents and teachers. One of the small houses that is already built will be a nurses station to help not only the children living there but also people in the Belo community. I have traveled to Haiti 3 times in the last 2 years and just love the people. When I was in Haiti in August I knew that God was calling us to live there. And so I came back and started to prepare. My last day at my job in Seguin is March 28. In the meantime I am cleaning out clothes and closets and trying to decide what to take and what to leave and what to give away. At the present time we plan to keep our house here in Texas as we have to travel back 2 or 3 times a year and we live on family property. If all goes well we plan to move in April the week after Easter.
I often feel very inadequate and wonder what God has planned for this middle aged, overweight woman, who really doesn’t like hot weather, to do in a Haiti. God keeps answering –“love them”.
“The greatest commandment is this, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31