"When you ask for blessing, you better get ready for responsibility." --Jean St Cyr. Tent City pastor. @helponenow #haitiwhnf
— Lamar Stockton (@lamarstockton) April 24, 2013
This might be one of my most and least favorite take-away's from the week long trip. The trip was a huge blessing, and yet I find myself stuttering to say now what is my responsibility after all I've seen and heard.
Abby asked me last night, "How has the trip changed you?" to which I responded, "ask me the same thing in a month."
I can tell you some of my favorites from the trip:
-Getting to know the translators. They were all so smart, funny, handsome, and they love Jesus.
-All the kids were so loving and kind. At the same time, they were not needy or desperate. These kids are well loved at Yaveh Shamma. There was such kindness in the face of Pastor Gaetan, the man who calls himself the Shepherd charged with a precious flock.
-The leaders we met there- Pastor Jean Alix Paul (dreams big), Pastor Gaetan Alcegaire (biggest smile in Haiti), and Pastor Jean St. Cyr (man of God who tricked me into coming up on stage during church).
-Prestige Lager. yes.
-Hearing the stories of Haiti's history.
Here's a link to the HelpOneNow site where you can sponsor a vulnerable child living in Drouin, Haiti, a small rice farming community 45 miles east of Port-au-Prince. The local economy was devastated due to shipments of rice from USAID after the earthquake.
More stories to come....