So as I sat down ready to write about my thoughts on Haiti, and the recent earthquake, I was for the first time in a while drawn back to this site. Only one week ago Haiti was merely a poverty stricken nation on an island in the Caribbean. I visited Haiti in 1985 with a mission youth group from Greenwood Indiana, my first overseas trip of many unbelievable experiences to come. I remember a few things from that trip 25 years ago:
- Poverty doesn't keep Christ's followers from worshiping, what an amazing worship experience.
- Americans really don't understand the world around them, time to get off that couch and flip off Fox News and go see for yourself.
- Christ is being witnessed in Haiti, but the spiritual battle is significant. Sadly the Catholic church in Haiti sold it's soul many years ago, and combined forces with the local made-up religions and vodoo. I personally watched a Catholic priest whack the head off a chicken and spread the blood around.
Psalm 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. - Believe it. (from Troy's tweets last nite) I wonder if there are any NW Indiana missionaries in Haiti? Another project going forward.
God bless those who are ministering to those most in need in Haiti, use this horrible calamity for the furtherance of your gospel. We may not understand why you allow events like this, but we know that the world is in your hands.