Bonjou! Our Haiti missions team was commissioned by Trinity Church yesterday and I was so blessed by the prayers and the presence of family and friends. One of the highlights was being greeted by my nephew and nieces with their written blessings on cards. They are praying that God will help me not to be scared of tarantulas or bugs. Very important! :)
We also experienced a great first group work effort and managed to pack most of the gifts, school materials, crafts, shoes, clothes, snacks, water pumps into bins and suitcases. This included the strategic effort to pack the skittles and pop tarts. ;)
I feel so incredibly blessed by our loving missions leader Karen and team members: Lynn, Tom, Cathie, Heejin, Jenn, Joel and Mark. Please keep us in your prayers that we may serve together in the love and unity of Jesus. May we become completely present to love each other and the people we meet in Haiti. May God show us how to be more like Him and to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
It is absolutely surreal that we are leaving this Thursday, November 7th! I am feeling mixed emotions of excitement and nervous butterflies... Thanks so much for all of your encouraging words, prayer support, financial contributions, and love. We are all going together in spirit and I look forward to sharing when I return, November 17th! Jezi renmen ou! ("Jesus loves you" in Creole). - - - Ines
Posted on Tue, November 5, 2013
by Ines Shih