Team Member Guest Post!
I am leading a team this week out to Bohoc where we have partnered with the community for over a year now. They are a group of 11 college students from Georgia Tech. They are doing daily updates for their family and I was moved by their day one experience I thought I would share it with all my readers! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Today we made the journey from Atlanta, Ga to Bohoc, Haiti. We made it safely with no problems. On the way we all received an awesome surprise. Lisa and Emily had contacted each of our close friends and family and had them write letters to us, which we read on the plane flight from Miami to Port-au-Prince. I was so encouraged by the letters and felt like they got my mind focused on our mission and purpose for going to Haiti, which is simply to serve and be faithful to the leadings of the Holy Spirit.
The first thing I noticed upon landing in Port-au-Prince was how beautiful the country is. Port-au-Prince is a fairly flat city with an amazing mountain backdrop that is just an awesome picture of God’s creation. It was awesome to come to a place that has so much natural beauty and so many areas that have not been built up by men. We got to experience this natural beauty during our bus ride up to Bohoc, which I actually slept through a significant portion of. We made it safely to Bohoc after a 4ish hour bus ride. The people here are incredibly nice. After dinner we got to hear a little about the transformation that has taken place here since the introduction of the Gospel in 2005, which was amazing. God’s Spirit is clearly being poured out here, and I can’t wait to serve and come alongside whatever the Spirit is leading us to do as a team. His work is being done here. Praise God for what he has done here. His power and majesty and grace are evident here, and it has been such an encouragement to me to meet other brothers and sisters from another culture who worship the same God of grace that we do.
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’”
~Revelation 7: 9-10