Spring FA 2015 – Home – Blessed to Serve
I had to wait a few days before writing this post because I just needed to process the fantastic week our team experienced in Haiti.
First, Susan and I were blessed with an excellent team. We had a very diverse group, and the team came together like a family sitting at the dinner table. Each team member displayed such courage in sharing their stories, and the support and caring they had for each other was truly remarkable. Everyone watched out for and genuinely cared about each other, provided support when anyone was struggling, and encouraged one another like family. We are a family that will cherish this experience for the rest of our lives.
Next, we were blessed to walk beside Pastor Sam and his team as they poured into four different groups of High School seniors. They provided training on Haiti’s great migration (folks fleeing the country and rural areas), the reasons for this mass departure, and a plea for the youth to stay. Lessons on sexuality, technology, and service to one’s neighbors also followed, and Pastor Sam and his team do all of this for free. They are my heroes, and I would do anything to support them.
Lastly, I am always amazed at how God shows up. His plan is simply perfect, and while we abandoned our very meticulous plans almost immediately after landing in Haiti, God replaced them with such beautiful and powerful alternatives. The team’s favorite day was when we performed street evangelism, and my favorite moment was when my group prayed over two teenage boys. One was ready to accept Christ, his friend was not, but both accepted our prayers. When we were finished, both boys and most of my group were crying as God spoke powerfully through us into these young men. Awesome.
One last note…
Thank you to everyone who supports our Haiti ministry, both financially and through prayer. We are so very blessed to serve in this manner, and will continue to do so for as long as God needs us. We cannot do what we do without your support, so again, thank you so very much!!!
— Dave Watkins