Today Jamie and I had a chance to meet with Pastor Agenor and understand the challenges and successes of the Mole Christian Church which this wise and faithful man leads. I’m struck by the progress being made by Northwest Haiti Christian Mission in this region against considerable odds.
Today was another amazing day in Haiti. We started out the day with a nice warm hike to one of Susan’s special needs students, Mack-Edens. He lives up by the mountain and everywhere I looked I saw a new, beautiful piece of nature. To our right were the beach and the ocean.
This is my first trip to Haiti but I have no doubt that I will be returning very soon, the impact that this place has had on me in only a few days is unexplainable. Among many other things, I feel that He is teaching me how to love His people unconditionally.
Before leaving, Addison prayed over the family and then we broke up into two groups. One headed to David’s house with Bethany to continue working on sign language with his family, while my group headed back for Women’s Ministry.
I have come to describe church in Haiti as a full body experience. It was a mix of the passion in the pastor’s voice, the admiration in the congregation’s worship, and the swaying of hands in the air that reminded me that the words that initially seemed like gibberish to me were words of prayer and praise to the God that we share. The full two-hour service was powerful.
It’s been a great start to the week so far, and we can’t wait to get fully into the swing of things! We’re praying that Jesus is seen in every one of the interactions we have with people this week. We’d love it if you would join us in those prayers!