I was trying to think of just one highlight during the 7 days we spent in Nicola, a small village outside the city of Les Cayes and 150 miles from our base camp in Port-Au-Prince. There just isn’t “that one” amazing moment -there are many moments that were amazing.
During the two church services held on a Wednesday and Friday evening, a 93 year old woman was dancing so incredibly filled with the Spirit -she really touched my heart by how unashamedly joyful she was those nights to be in the Lord’s presence. There was one last day, when a group of us prayed over the church property and seeing that we had finished praying, a young girl, no older than 12, came running full speed towards us. She ran straight to me and gave me a hug filled with tender love, and she had the brightest smile I’d seen that entire week! I was even touched by the servants’ hearts of many of the men -both young and old and every age in between-in their willingness and INCREDIBLY humble attitude to assist with anything and everything. I just had to smile to myself when one of them called after me, “Please! Come back-my wife!”
The amount of involvement that the people of Nicola contributed to our efforts is quite… I don’t even have the words… mind blowing! They stayed right by our sides in every endeavor -ready to learn, do, support and teach us! Language barriers were no barrier as we collaborated and helped them to feel as if they made immeasurable contributions to their village, life and community.
I’m going to continue to pray and seek God regarding missionary work in Haiti-I would love to serve again! Maybe there will be a need for some teachers. 😉