If you are not a blogger, you tend to freeze up when asked to write a blog! How to convey what has transpired in the 7 days we have been in Haiti is difficult in a short blog or for that matter in person. There is no way to credibly describe what you see, smell, hear, feel or taste in Haiti, you must come yourself. Our team consisted of 11 people from across North America, New Hampshire, Vermont, California, Nevada, North Carolina and even our troubled neighbor, Mexico. We are the first Go team to come to this beautiful land; I say beautiful because the faith of the believers here is filled with His joy, His peace, His Love. As a believer in America, we tend to think we are a nation of great faith, but when the Haitian people can read Psalm 91 like they did in this Sunday’s church service you come to reality that we do not understand true faith, not the way a suppressed and enslaved nation does. You see they understand that true freedom really does come from Christ and Christ alone. It is not found in a bigger church with better sound equipment or all the special amenities we hold so dear to our hearts. It is waking up in the morning and knowing that His mercy is new for me, and the next breath is a gift, and the last breath is a gift, and life is eternal. I know that this team came expecting to build a wall in order to build relationships, but instead we tore down walls to build those relationships. Yes the stone security wall has made great progress, but more important is the teaching that we encountered by the examples of our Haitian brothers and sisters. Now we are leaving with a new understanding of Faith, Hope and Love, the greatest of these, of course, is LOVE. “He Himself will protect you from the hunter’s net, from the destructive plague. He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings, His faithfulness will be a protective shield.” (Psalm 91) May you find yourself in Haiti soon!