This is it, our last night in Haiti. As I write this we have just finished our last devotional/sharing time. For the week the medical team working with us saw 1,582 patients, not to mention the wreck they worked on the highway. We built 12 houses and there were a total of 28 professions of faith. To God be the glory!
Of course it’s impossible to measure the long-term effects of a trip to this part of the world. Besides the treatment they gave the medical team also gave hygiene seminars to help the Haitian people understand how diseases are spread. There is also the love and encouragement that we tried to give to these sweet people who find themselves living in conditions that are hard for us to even comprehend.
There’s also the effect it has on the team. All of the nurses from Indiana were on their first mission trip. One of the girls had never even been on a plane! They, like the five on our team, have been profoundly moved by this opportunity to glorify God by sharing His love. The work was hard, hot, and dirty. It was also filled with laughter, smiles, and amazingly rewarding.
Someone on our team made the comment this week that people who do not follow Jesus think the life of a Christian is boring and somber. Man, they couldn’t be more wrong. An old Steven Curtis Chapman song says it best: “Saddle up your horses we’ve got a trail to blaze, into the wild blue yonder of God’s amazing grace. Let’s follow our Leader into the glorious unknown. This is life like no other, this is the great adventure!”
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.