From March 4-13, 2013, HIS Vision is invading the country of Haiti with the powers of light, love, and sight. We are engaging in battle against the powers of darkness that have oppressed the country for far too long, and we invite you to be a warrior alongside us.
Though some of us will be on the front lines, we need many supporting forces to stay behind and join the fight through prayer. We can do nothing without the Lord leading our actions and a powerful prayer force behind us. “The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:4).
On this trip, the Haiti team will be shining as a bright light in a spiritually dark part of our world. We are entering the territory of an unrelenting enemy that manifests itself through the prevalent Haitian practice of voodoo.
Paul acknowledges that the battle is not necessarily a physical matter in Ephesians 6:12 when he says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
Forces of darkness can cripple our efforts by thwarting our plans, distracting us from our purpose, or attacking individual team members.
This very reason is why we crave your prayers. The team can do nothing in Haiti without the supernatural strength that comes from the Lord. You are the watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem in Isaiah 62:6-7. The family members, friends, and supporters who we leave behind can still participate in our adventure by joining us in prayer, the most powerful weapon we have. Pray that we have energy, that we stay encouraged, that we remain unified as a team, and pray for this dark country of Haiti that is dominated by spiritual darkness and voodoo.
We cannot minimize the immense power we contain by pleading with the One who governs the universe by feeling like we are not as effective if we do not physically go to a third world country. On the contrary, those who we have left at home have the immense task of supporting the team in a vital way. Nothing has ever been accomplished for the Lord outside of prayer, and we have a huge task ahead of us to complete.
“Now to him who his able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever” (Ephesians 3:20).