The last few months have been quite a roller coaster of emotions! Through all of it, I am so thankful for the goodness and faithfulness of God to have carried us through the best and the worst days. I have learned so much about who He is in the midst of storms (literal and figurative) and how He calls us to walk in the face of uncertain circumstances.
We have had many teams come through the mission the last few months and they have truly been such a blessing to me! Every time a team comes, I make such good relationships and think that I can’t love a team any more than I love this team. And then the next one comes and I connect with them yet again. It is such an incredible blessing to me to be able to connect with people who can encourage me and speak life; so much of life as a missionary can be lonely and God truly uses these people to keep us going in our journey.
At the beginning of last month, Haiti dealt with the destruction and aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Much of the US looked on as the Hurricane came towards us and I was overwhelmed by the calls, texts, e-mails and prayers that surrounded us in this time. We were truly prepared for the worst as it came and expected to see our community destroyed completely. However, God was quite faithful to our community and our mission and we experienced only minimal damage and the storm here did not get as bad as expected. In the south it was a very different story, unfortunately. Entire cities have been destroyed and many are without shelter or food as they continue to battle the elements throughout the rest of rainy season. There is a long road of rebuilding ahead for our country but we are hopeful that we will continue to make a difference.
When I first flew back out here in May, I thought it would be a year before I returned back to the states for a visit. However, a few months ago I was told that I would be traveling to TN to help the founder of the mission as she spoke at a missions conference at a church outside of Nashville. I was quite excited to return home and decided that I would stay for a few weeks after to spend time with friends during the Thanksgiving season. Especially with the events of the last few weeks, I am so thankful for the Lord’s provision to provide this time for me. These last 6 months have been truly truly incredible but they have also been some of the hardest of my life. I am very much looking forward to 2 weeks of resting and reconnecting and getting ready for a new season here in Haiti with lots of changes. If you are local to Clarksville and would like to connect, please let me know. I want to see as many people as possible but please also understand that I need to make rest a priority during this short time. And if you see my babies, please don’t tell them I’m coming- it is a surprise!!
Thank you so much for standing with me in ministry and partnering with me to see lives impacted throughout the nation of Haiti!
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