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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sunday Best...Haiti

It was fitting that our first morning in Haiti was Sunday.
For me, it was all new faces. For many of the people on my team, it was a reunion.
As we walked to the church, a young boy ran up to us from behind and leapt into Pastor Strom's arms. The only word that comes close to describing this hug is "fierce."
This was the boy that I had heard about. It was Evans. This was the boy that Pastor Strom met two years ago and continues to sponsor. The connection between them was obvious.

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The church service was the most moving and inspirational service I have ever attended. I can safely share that because Pastor Strom joined Pastor Kessa in service. What a sight to see- Pastor Strom would deliver his words in English and Pastor Kessa would translate in Creole. It was a beautiful thing to see the both of them, sharing the same words, to the same people, with the same message. So different, so alike.
When Pastor Strom stood up, Evans was so proud and entranced. I felt like his thought bubble would say, "That's my guy!"







Thankfully, the singing was so rich and all encompassing that no one could hear my horrible curse of a voice! The singing was so loud and joyous, I could feel it in my chest.
"And, now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love."

10 comments:

  1. Oh, I just have chill-bumps reading your story! What great photos to go along with your narative. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you so much, Miss Kitty! It was a wonderful experience.

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  2. What a wonderful experience! God bless your mission!

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine. It was an experience that I will never forget.

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  3. What a wonderful story. You are amazing to be in Haiti and giving so much. XO, Pinky

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    1. Oh, Pinky. I got so much more than I gave. Thank you so much.

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  4. One voice singing and one voice speaking about the love of our God? No better and more amazing experience. Thank you for sharing it with us!! I can't wait to see the influenc of the trip on your writing. Your great talent is going to shine!!
    Vicky
    www.thepursuitofnormal.blogspot.com

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    1. It doesn't get much better than that, huh? Thank you so much, Vicky!

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  5. What an absolutely beautiful post.. The children are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Robyn. The people were such loving and gracious hosts.

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