All I can say is WOW! What a day! 6 of the most amazing couples said “I Do” here in the Mole late this afternoon. Everyone arrived early to have their photographs taken and the brides were just stunning! Pastor Agenor did such a great job with the service and of course, the kiss…well , lets just say that the crowd were on their feet!
After the service, we had such an amazing meal for the reception. The ladies in the kitchen really out did themselves. I want to give a BIG shout out to Momma Gigi…she is one special lady. She has to be one of the hardest working ladies I have ever met and I could not have done this without her. She loves the ladies at the mission, but more importantly, she loves Jesus…and so do I.
I also want to say a special thanks to everyone on our team. You are simply amazing.
Until next time, bye-bye Mole St. Nicholas.
Hey, this is Brant with the Wedding Team and I can tell you personally that God has showed up in big ways this week. Over the course of the week I’ve learned that Jesus is all about the ONE. In Mark chapter 5 it tells of a woman that has suffered greatly with her health. It goes as far as even mentioning that doctors couldn’t even do anything to help her. She had heard that Jesus was in the area and she went up to Him in a crowd of people and touched his cloak. Jesus didn’t exactly see who had touched him, so He stopped and asked the crowd “Who touched me”? You see I have a hard time understanding this story sometimes. Jesus was in a crowd like he always was and you know there had to be tons of people around Him. But for some reason this touch was different. He could have continued on through the city but He stopped, looked, and found this woman, sick, hurt, and in need. You see, out of possibly thousands of people gathered around, Jesus was about the one. He tells her “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” This story always reminds me of all the hard work we do here. All the blood, sweat, and tears that we pour out are all worth it, if just one comes to know Jesus. If not that, its worth even the tiniest seed that could possibly be planted because of what we’re doing here this week. If we could only stop, be still, and look around just for a little while, God’s glory will be revealed to us in a new way, every time, when we focus on the ONE. I pray that one day we will be able to see these people in Haiti the way God sees them!
Coming to Haiti has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Honestly, I didn’t really expect people to welcome us because we were so different. I also thought I would feel unsafe because of some of the stories I have heard about Haiti, but those rumors couldn’t be further from wrong. Over the past 10 days, I have truly seen what it is like to witness and experience deep love for others. I have seen it in the weddings we have organized as well as simply living in the Haitian communities. The first wedding was for three deaf couples. The love that is shared between those in the deaf community is remarkable. The way they love and support each other is absolutely amazing. I have also experienced love by interacting with the children in the community. Even though I do not speak the same language as the Haitians, I am able to interact with the children because they only want to love and be loved. I have never cared so much for complete strangers until my visit to Haiti. Now, all I want is to meet everyone and share the love of God with them. I want to laugh with people I have just met and teach kids how to play games like duck-duck-goose, which we renamed no-no-wi for the children to understand. Each day I have been surprised by the love of others and the work of God in our lives here. The Haitian lifestyle is beautiful, especially the love that is shared all through the community.