Well, the Haiti trip is rapidly drawing closer. Less than a month away now! I've been working on fundraising, and the Lord has truly blessed me!
Psalms 27:13-14 "I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
This is fast becoming one of my favorite verses! I read it over and over again whenever things seem difficult. When I read the second part of the verse, I picture a beleaguered company fighting against overwhelming odds, battered, bruised and sinking to their knees on the brink of collapse. Suddenly a messenger arrives with the news that help is coming, reinforcements are on the way, if the company can only hold out a little while longer. "Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
Well, I'm not really sure what that has to do with my fundraising for Haiti, except that the Lord truly has been good to me! I've been making and selling Christmas cookies in order to raise support, and the amount of support and gifts I have received is overwhelming. I am truly grateful to the Lord and to all those who have given! Two weeks, 28+ dozen cookies, countless hours in the kitchen listening to Christmas music, and I am quite a bit closer to going to Haiti!
Your prayers are still appreciated. The advance team of 3 is leaving tomorrow for Haiti. Please pray for them as they travel and during their stay in Haiti. And please keep praying for the nation of Haiti. The people are still suffering beneath the cholera outbreak - so very many have died! My heart breaks for them. Please Father, heal the people of Haiti!
Pray for the rest of the team as we travel down in January - that each and everyone of us would go there to serve and to love. That we would would be attentive to the Lord's leading and not bound to our own plans for the trip. That we would truly display the love of Christ to all we meet.
~ A Servant of the King