"But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14:26-27)
Christ promised the Holy Spirit after his leaving and sometimes we forget the power of this Holy Spirit to unite us.
Today we saw first hand this power. We sat in a service where we didn't understand the language and where those who heard us didn't understand us either. Yet, despite the language barrier, the Holy Spirit brought us together. Desipite the cultural barrier, we were able to worship Christ together. We sensed the Peace that God has promised us. I have traveled to many different areas and everytime I walk into a Christian church, I sense I am with family. The reality of our relationship with Christ is that we usually have more in common with 'strangers' who are Christians than we do with family members who are not. This is because the Spirit is thicker than blood.
Continue to pray for us as we unite with the Haitians to live out God's grace and love and to bring His word to this area.
Grace and Peace,
Welcome to our Blog
We're glad you checked into our Blog. Our team is very excited about our trip and we hope you continue to follow our blog and share your thoughts and encouragement with us. Meet our team:
Joe (leader), Mary (boss), Bill, Kathy, John, Bill, Denise, Fern, Heather, Julia, Lisa, Rob, Carol, Tom
We will be working right outside of Port-au-Prince. The school at Rue-Frere in Petionville. This school is operated by Pastor Sannon and his wife. The couple does not have the financial resources to operate the school - never mind the resources required to repair the damage left by the earthquake and subsequent termite infestation. This faithful couple is struggling to make ends meet and is unwilling to turn children away.
There is vast unmet need in Haiti. Hunger, disease, and political unrest continue to be the norm. We hope to bring just a small amount of relief, hope, and love into the lives of those we meet.