August 10, 2020
I can honestly say that our Haiti 1 mission trip in February 2020 was one of the most fulfilling experiences I have ever had in my life. How could it not be? It was a trip to a tropical island with 23 of my closest friends to do three of the things I love to do the most; talk about Jesus, love on orphans, and enjoy the beach. Well, there was also lots and lots and lots of work. The team was made up of an incredible mixture of these amazing college students, a bunch of my closest friends with their lovely daughters, and some of our other wonderful girlfriends. Our team was lead by my beautiful daughter Hannah and of course the incredible Matt Perry from Schools for Haiti.
This trip was so much more than just planting gardens and teaching a generation of children a new skill, though. On this trip, we threw a big birthday party for the children at Makencia's providing them with presents, games, toys, cake and even a pinata. We visited 3 different schools and hosted a VBS at each one, we took part in street evangelism and passed out bags of groceries to people in need, and we put on the first-ever women's conference in Montrouis.
We crammed so much into this week-long trip and I love that I was with a team of people that are as adventurous as we are. We ended up taking a hike up an aqueduct to the top of a mountain, a boat ride to an island off the coast, we went snorkeling in the middle of the Haitian bay, we prayed over 5 voodoo compounds and over the voodoo mambas as well, we loved on numerous orphans, laid hands on women in need, provided medical care to the people in the village, we worshiped on the beach each night and shared Jesus with anyone who would listen.
I loved this trip because we were forced to follow Holy Spirits lead, our agenda became His agenda and everything worked out according to His plan, not ours, and isn't that just the way it's supposed to be?
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