So many things have drawn my heart to Haiti. The scenery is breathtaking, the culture is rich, and the people are open and resilient. Above all that, I have experienced a connection to the body of Christ in Haiti, unique to anywhere else I have ever been.
In the six separate one-week trips I have been on with Healing Haiti, I’ve learned invaluable lessons of faith from my Haitian brothers and sisters. And as I have taken time in service and worship with my teammates, I have built relationships that have impacted my life dramatically. Most importantly, the Lord has strengthened me and spoken directly into my life during those times in Haiti and in the resulting lessons mulled over in the months following each trip.
To say I am excited about the prospect of serving and living in Haiti for a year is a gross understatement! I initially applied for a long-term missionary position as a step of faith responding to the stirring in my soul and the encouragement of my friends. I did not find out until later that there would be a new opportunity for me to work directly with the eldercare program in Titanyen.
I am thrilled by the opportunity to build relationships with the individuals in the eldercare program, and I am looking forward to supporting those individuals, their families, and the program itself as it expands! With my educational background in Disability Studies and a personal passion to help others find meaningful connections within their community, I long to see our elders recognized by themselves and their community as the valuable children of God that they are.
“For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations”. - Isaiah 61:11