Hey all, we have officially made it back to Arizona. We had two very full days of travel and not a lot of sleep making it back home. It also left a lot of time to sit and reminisce on the month that we spent in a beautiful country surrounded by beautiful people. What an amazing time that we were able to spend with each other in community and love as brothers and sisters in Christ. While there, we were able to witness the Word in action. It was an amazing experience to spend time loving and serving the Haitian people. Although our mission was to love and serve, it was us that were loved and served. It was a blessing to get to know Dr. Wesly, Dr. Losier, and everyone else working in the clinic.
Many goals were accomplished while we were there such as training, maintenance, and planning for long term operations and communication. Although a lot was accomplished, there is still work to be done.
Leigha and I decided before we left for Haiti that our main goal was to love the Haitian people as Jesus called us to love. As plainly as the Bible puts it…”love is the fulfillment of the law.” We wanted to be very intentional with our time in loving the Haitian people. Although there are many problems culturally with Haiti (as most Haitians can attest to), it is not our responsibility or even within our power to change them. It is only the Holy Spirit within them that can produce true, fruitful change. As we spent our days in the clinic and in the surrounding areas, we found many opportunities to love the Haitian people, especially the doctors and everyone working in the clinic. We also found a soothing opportunity to be loved by the Haitian people. Being able to spend a month in community with the doctors and other people allowed a great opportunity to experience the love of Jesus and what He meant when He said ‘God is love.’
I think everyone should see how they can serve and love just as Jesus did. HIS Vision could use people with optometry backgrounds, business management backgrounds, or maybe just a simple construction and maintenance background, like me. There is a job for all of us in the Kingdom of God. It just so happens this is where God sent us at the time, to love and serve.
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” -1 John 3:16-18
This will be our last blog and we hope that through reading our story, in someway, we have inspired you to serve as the Lord did. We thank you for taking the time to support us in love and prayer while we were there. We encourage you to go and see for yourself what it is all about and pray that through our experience you are motivated to have one of your own. Thank you again for your love and support and we will continue to pray for you as you take your next steps in your walk with Christ. We pray that you would allow Him to guide your footsteps and that you take them in faith.
If you have any questions about opportunities with HIS Vision, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.