This was my 4th Mission Trip to Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. My daughter, Sarah, went with me this time. It was an eye opening experience for her and her friend that came, too.
In Haiti, our team worked in the orphanage. I really enjoyed working with the kids. Their smiles are a joy!
The children loved playing pass the ball, blowing bubbles, and playing in the sand with the new sand toys (buckets and little shovels) we brought for them to play with.
Here I am holding two of the smallest children. It was hard to get these two sweeties to crack a smile, but when they did, the result was nothing short of beautiful. Just holding them was a joy, too!
These children swarm towards you when you enter the gate and don’t want to let you go. They enjoy just sitting in your lap getting hugs or are willing to play games.
If you love being with children, you might consider a trip to Haiti or another country to play with the children.
I believe in the God of the Bible, Sovereign, Almighty, and worthy of praise.
I believe that Jesus Christ is God’s Son. John 3:16
I believe in the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
I believe in the value of dynamic worship.
I believe in the power and value of prayer.
I believe in the Church as the sanctioned body of Christ.
I believe all followers of Christ need to be involved in a local church.
I believe all followers of Christ need to be involved in ministry and serving others.
I believe all followers of Christ need to be using their spiritual gifts in the Kingdom.
I believe we are all commissioned to reach out to others and tell them the Good News of Jesus Christ – salvation, and help them grow and develop a relationship with Him.
I just returned from spending a week in Mole Saint Nicholas, Haiti with the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission. It was a good trip. A journey into another culture. The above photo is a gate I discovered in Haiti. I am attracted to gates, doors, windows, etc. They speak to me of beginnings, journeys, and opportunities.
This trip was an opportunity for me to learn, grow, and contribute. In the next few posts, I hope to share with you images and lessons I learned on my journey into the land of Haiti – it’s culture and it’s people.
I attended the 2012 “Among Friends” Conference on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6th with six other wonderful women from my church – Bowling Green Christian. It was held in Louisville, Kentucky.
The speakers were dynamic with Host Kathy Troccoli leading the worship music. She has a powerful voice and an incredible testimony. Ellie Lofaro, from New York, led inspirational messages from the Bible such as one on the Parable of the 4 Soils. Ellie is practical and also full of humor.
2012 Among Friends
with Liz Curtis Higgs
The other Special Guest, Liz Curtis Higgs, is one of my favorite authors. It was so exciting to finally get to hear her speak. Her messages about women of the Bible – Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, Tabitha, and Ruth were excellent.
Amazingly, we were all laughing one moment only to be in tears the next. Wonderful experience – I hope we can go again next year!