Multiply Haiti was ten days of awesome!
We had eight team members making up our team. Five team members had never been on a mission trip before and three of the five had never been on an airplane before. Can you guess who these members are? If you guessed Ima, Julissa, and Martha, you would be right.
We landed safely in Haiti, and before leaving the airport terminal and meeting our host Pierre, we were able to meet up with two of our team members who flew on a different flight from Texas. When we pulled into the orphanage, we were met with instant hugs from all the children, and of course, Yvrose, Pierre’s wife. While we were there we were able to complete several construction projects for their new kitchen. We built screen windows with shutters and made a tile serving table. We also washed feet and distributed shoes to the children in the church, and played with all the children that live in Hope House.
On this trip I was reminded that it is not the huge programs with all the bells and lights that Christ recognizes as significant. It is the simple relational acts of love and kindness that catch His attention. Sharing a hug with a child and talking with young teens that need to know that they matter or helping pump water for women and young ladies who have come for water all matter. It is in those moments that a person with needs meets the love of God.
Then the King will say to those on his right, Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me. Matthew 25:35-36