I have currently been in Haiti for over a month now (about 40 days) but it definitely feels like years and yet, somehow, time is flying! We are currently in our week 6 of teaching, learning about Evangelism as a Lifestyle and it’s been so beautiful and challenging!
Since I’ve landed in Cap-Haiti, the Lord has been growing me and challenging me in ways I haven’t expected. He has drawn me so much closer to Him and to His heart and it’s messing up my whole life (in the best way possible.) Just when I thought I couldn’t get anymore wrecked, BOOM, there God goes! He has called me higher in my integrity, my communication, how I treat others, and how abandoned I am to Him to say “YES!” It’s beautiful but everytime we pick something up, that means we have to lay something else down. Dying to self is NOT easy but if it means I get more of Jesus, then continue to sign me up!
A few weeks back, we heard the outreach locations (where our DTS will be going from September to November.) They were as follows: Barbados, Jamaica, Haiti, and Brazil. Leadership gave us 30 minutes to go off with the Lord, pray and ask Him where He would have us go. (Sometimes when we take too long to pray, we can overthink what we feel the Lord is saying and that’s why we only got 30 minutes.) I walked away with a huge desire to go to Brazil. I thought to myself, Surely i’ll just write Brazil on this piece of paper and submit it.
There was only one problem with that. The Lord had ALREADY been speaking to me about Haiti. I felt the Lord challenging me and asking me, “Would you stay in Haiti? Would you love her as I do? Why wouldn’t you be excited to stay?” These questions plagued me as I sat down to write my answer on the paper. And as I looked down at my watch, the time was ticking away. Twenty-five minutes, twelve minutes, 8 minutes. I was confused by my desire and what I was hearing (sounds silly, I know, but we do that a lot. Or at least, I tend to do so.) In a panic I wrote on the paper, “Brazil or Haiti. I don’t care. Y’all choose.” As the next two days passed, I knew that I knew I had made a mistake and God wasn’t giving me two choices. He was telling me to STAY IN HAITI! I went to leadership and told them my heart, why I wrote what I wrote, and how I KNEW I HAD TO STAY IN HAITI! With all of that being said, you might be able to guess that I will be staying in Haiti until November!
Looking back on a few weeks ago and my silly desire to control where my outreach would be makes me laugh. Now I have NO desire to go to Brazil in this season and I feel I have partnered with God’s heart for Haiti. I AM SO EXCITED! I love my team and my leaders and I just know God will do remarkable things in this nation. I’m so blessed to be a part in a small way! We will be starting outreach around mid/end of September and coming back to the base (in Cap-Haiti) around November 14th. (I will share more details in the near future.)
Prayer is SO EXTREMELY important and I know I couldn’t make it out on the field without faithful prayer warriors covering me. With that being said, I would like to ask for prayer regarding multiple things.
I am currently needing to raise:
If you feel led to give in any capacity and whether monthly or a one time donation, anything is GREATLY appreciated! (P.S. If you would like to give monthly, just please let me know.) The ways to give are as follows:
(BUY FUNKY MERCH) https://www.bonfire.com/dive-deeper/ OR https://www.bonfire.com/say-yes-to-being-fearless/
Thank you to everyone who has financially supported me throughout the years. I am eternally grateful and I could not have done it without you!
At this point in time, I see myself continuing in a lifestyle of missions. So if you feel led to partner with me for more long term, I would beyond blessed and would love to chat more with you. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
GOD BLESS YOU ALL! May you seek the Father and His love with everything in you and may He lead you into grand adventures with Him!