Where to start on two weeks of witnessing Gods bigness in Haiti? I want to begin with saying that God is so good. He is an incomparable God. There is no one like Him. Yesterday, today and forever He is so good and compassionate.
We come from City on a Hill Church from Vancouver, Canada and this is our second return partnering with Foursquare Haiti. We’ve been here for about two weeks and this is our last full day here. Safe to say we’re going to miss this beautiful place and people so much.
It’s been absolutely amazing to see how God has moved Foursquare Haiti since our visit last year. Again, God is good!
In the mornings for the past week our team went to Pastor Bellande’s church in Torcelle, to run a Vacation Bible School. We didn’t know what to expect because they’ve never had VBS for the children there. Would there be thirty kids? Or would there be fifty? We decided to prepare for seventy just to be on then safe side. The first day comes along and we didn’t have enough food. Nearly one hundred kids! Praise God!
So the next day we decided to prepare for one hundred kids, but again we were under for food because a hundred and ten kids showed up! We decided the next day that we’d prepare for one hundred and fifty kids. Surely that would be enough food right? Wrong! For the final couple days we had a hundred sixty to a hundred seventy kids! I will say that things were a little cramped at the church.
VBS was such a joy. We sang and danced with our whole hearts worshipping God. It was great to see the kids being goofy and having fun while praising Him. I know our Father was overjoyed to see the children being children as they sang and danced. We also taught the Word, sharing about our great savior Jesus! Pretended to be sheep, ate lots of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and colored and glued. Considering the difficulty of sharing eight glues for one hundred seventy kids, we all felt a little bit like Jesus breaking bread for thousands. Yet still children and team members had such an amazing time.
In the afternoons our team partnered with another team from Canada, busy with constructing Pastor Bellande’s new church. We helped where we could and it was great to assist with construction. We also did some construction and painting for the base camp. We also went to the tent city and put up some tarps.
Everywhere we go there would be children smiling and laughing. Such beautiful smiles in Haiti. We are so touched by the relationships created with staff, other teams and especially our Haitian friends. I am always amazed and blessed by meeting other brothers and sisters in Christ. We really are one family!
When I think about our couple weeks here I think about this passage Matthew 9: 37-38. “Then He said to His disciples,’The harvest truly is plentiful, but laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.'” If you are reading this blog I encourage you to think and pray for the harvest. To be co-laborers in Christ is a beautiful thing. Truly there is no end.
We have been so blessed in our time here and there is no doubt that our hearts are here, and that God is working in such a huge way.
God loves Haiti. He is the God of this nation.
Everything for the Kingdom of God!
Vacation Bible School and Pastor Bellande’s Church!