Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Community, Community, Community

Our community is growing...and I don't mean our household! We've had great joy introducing more and more people to the Retreat Center. Although our facilities are still extremely rustic, God has truly provided His people with an exceptional place.

We had an orphanage pay a surprise visit to do something special for us.  After having visited the Retreat Center a few times, these kids actually asked their leaders if they could do something to honor us. After a few crazy ideas, the director of the orphanage suggested  cleaning up our beach for the next group to visit. The kids jumped at the idea and picked up 16 bags of trash from our beach and our neighbors' property! How awesome is that?

Many of you who read our blog, and those who have known Sarah and I personally, are likely to be aware of our desire to live in community with other believers. We believe that intentional investment in relationships with fellow believers strengthens our faith, and allows us to the be the hands and feet of the Father's love to those around us. This is the core of why we are living life in Haiti.

This week we launched a bi-weekly fellowship gathering for fellow missionaries and their families serving in our local community. We were blessed to have 4 missions represented and hope to host more in the coming weeks.  The adults had a great time, but I think the kids might had even had more fun! (If you happen to be reading this and in Haiti, we are gathering at our beach property in Pierre Payan the 1st & 3rd Sunday each month @ 4pm Hatian time.)

Please join us in praying for this new portion of our ministry. Pray that God will lead it, be the focus of our energy, and that He will receive glory and praise from it.