Today we went to a non-tradional Haitian church service. The message seemed to fit right into the past week we've shared. Encouagement. Sometimes our "battery becomes flat" and the only thing that can get us going again is "jumper cables." God calls us to encourage others and the Holy Spirit will take it from there. We have experienced many different emotions and sometimes were simply exhausted. With the help of God and encouraging each other, each of us was lifted.
We then went to Apparent Project which employees local people to make beads for jewlery, ornaments....sew hand bags. Each employee makes enough money to support themselves and family with food, medical, and school for their children.
We also went to the local markets and did some bargaining, drove up the mountain that overlooked Port au prince. Saw the capital destructed from the eartquake. The once beautiful cathedral destroyed.
Tomorrow we will be heading home. How will our lives be different? What does God have planned? What have I learned? How can I help these people here who have so little but so much love? What have I learned from them? Have we made a difference? A touch, a hug, a smile is something so small but so significant. We encourage each other with the simple gift of love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
God Bless you, Lori