Better to love God and die unknown than to love the world and be a hero; better to be content with poverty than to die a slave to wealth; better to have taken some risks and lost than to have done nothing and succeeded at it. -erwin lutzer
This sums up the motivation we come away with as we round out our week with the beautiful people of Haiti. We are changed. And better for it. The risks taken to come here are well worth the growth in faith, relationships and memories etched in our hearts. Someone on a previous trip said to me before I came that the most amazing feeling was to, at one point, feel so completely broken but by the end of the week so wholly restored and renewed. The Haitian people are rich in God's love in a depth we have never known and poor in material ways we cannot imagine. These contrasts exist to teach and remind us of what is truly important in our time here on earth. What lies ahead and exactly how we can carry forward all we've experienced only God's plans, patience and trust in Him will reveal. We are off on one more adventure today - Admittedly I'm most excited to first attend church with a message delivered in English. We need to listen.