These kids just radiated joy! They have so little, yet they’re better off than us in so many ways!
Founa, Moudalyn & Adelyn teaching us how to spell their names by writing it in the dirt.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Part of it is because life’s been busy, part of it is because it just hasn’t felt right. God has been totally wrecking my heart lately, especially since being in Haiti last month, and it’s just taken a while to process it all. I’d been to that beautiful country before, but went to a different location this time. I thought I fell in love with it, and the people, last time.. but I fell in love with them even more this time around. I got to start every day being greeted by smiling & laughing children as they waited on us to come down the hill to work. I got to do things that I haven’t taken the time to do since I was a little girl- play jump rope, ring-around-the-rosey, sing songs, have a bubble gum blowing contest, etc. I was smothered in hugs and always had a little hand in mine while I walked around. I visited their huts that they live in, met their families, prayed over them, put bandaids on their cuts. I got to tell them that they’re loved, and most importantly that Jesus loves them.
I miss that. I miss their joy and their strength. When I got back, it was a struggle- I did NOT want to be here. Everything felt pointless, especially going to work, because I saw the needs of people that are so poor. However, God reminded me that my calling is to be here, being a youth director. He reminded me that people here need to be shown the love of Jesus just like the people of Haiti do.
I’m so thankful for His patience, His faithfulness and His unfailing love… and I trust that He will care for my sweet Haitian friends while I can’t be there.