Testimonials from team members from October 2015:
“Going to Haiti afforded me the opportunity to share the gospel of God’s grace over and over with people who were very open to listening and engaging in conversation. I gained a love for the Haitian people and an appreciation for the abundant physical blessings in my life!” Wendy Bovenmyer
“During this trip, God really taught me about His sovereignty, trust and the power of prayer. Although I knew that we often walk through our days with a false sense of control, this trip highlighted it… God helped me realize that He will place us in situations that are outside of our control and it’s up to us to rely on Him and trust that He has us in exactly the place He wants us to be at that moment.” Nate Holler
“One woman I met in Haiti really impacted me. She had three children and one more on the way. When we asked what we could pray with her about she said that they couldn’t afford to send their two kids to school and that her husband didn’t have a job. It just really struck me that if I lived in Haiti, this could be me. It was difficult to think of being a mom who had to face the possibility of not providing education to her children. Also, we found out that she had had a sonogram and her baby was not developing properly. We don’t know what that means for her baby, but it was hard for me to wrap my mind around what it would be like to face delivery not knowing if your baby will live and if you will have the medical resources needed for the baby. This situation taught me to be thankful for what God has given me. I know it’s been said thousands of times that there are many people in the world with so much less than we have here, but it’s true and I need the reminder often. I think the biggest lesson I learned in Haiti is to be thankful in all circumstances.” Natasha Miller
“God has shown me that He is responsible for the Church in Haiti. He wants us to disciple people, but not to worry about it. ‘And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.’ (Philippians 1:6 ESV) We worry about our new converts in Haiti. We give them Bible verses and we take steps to get them plugged into a church, but there is only so much we can do.” Reconnecting with a gentleman a year after he accepted Christ in one of our medical clinics and seeing that this gentleman was still following the Lord was a great reminder that God is in control! Jeff Thompson
“It’s crazy to think that with the amount of technology and gizmos and gadgets we have access to in the states, we still crave and miss out on so much of what life is all about. Love. Life is about loving others. Life is about loving ourselves. Life is about loving our God with all that we can. Life is about sharing the love of God with others. I believe that God brought me to Haiti to experience a love like no other.
Yes, I am different than those who live in Haiti. The color of my skin. The language that I speak. The life that I live. The world that I wake up to. What is not different? The God who created us all. The love that we long to feel. The sense of belonging that we hope to find. The God that calls us by name. I believe that God brought me to Haiti to experience a love like no other. My heart aches for those whom we could not help. My heart aches for those whom experience violence. My heart aches for those whom go to bed with nothing in their stomach. My heart aches for those whom go day after day without their family. God has placed an ache into my heart…
Now what? What do I do with this ache? I must lean on Him and trust in His plan…John 3:16-18 (MSG) ‘This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.'” Chrissy Petersen