We often get open-ended questions like the following:
What is the BIGGEST challenge your family has faced moving to Haiti?
What is the BEST thing that has happened to you there so far?
What is your family’s FAVORITE thing about Haiti?
What is your LEAST FAVORITE thing?
While it is hard for a family to find one answer to these types of questions, they do have to get answered because they will probably keep coming!
BIGGEST challenges? Language training and language barriers (this affects everything you do and especially going to church!), trying to figure out who to trust.
BEST things to happen? To get away from the U.S. mindset to see what life is really about — serving others and not ourselves, and to discover that Haiti is a great fit for us.
FAVORITE things? Interaction with the Haitians (especially Madam Yadley our cook), sharing God’s Word and His salvation, feeding the poor who come to the door, seeing the ocean often!
LEAST FAVORITE things? Less privacy and more disruptions than what we were used to (I guess without these things we couldn’t have our FAVORITE list, could we?).
Opportunity — The Jesus film: Last summer we were given this film in Creole and the sound equipment to share the gospel in Haiti! We are desiring to do this as a family long term, wherever God would open the door. Recently, God provided a wonderful group of young people who are very interested in helping with the work and handing out gospel tracts in Creole. We are praying that God will direct our steps where He wants the movie to be shown so that seeds can be planted for the gospel. God will ultimately give the increase!
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31