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Feeling Like Sharing Today

A post from our Founder/CEO Melinda Wilson

“Feeling like sharing today…..

Over 30 years ago my family was packed, had a great tough truck, financially funded and ready to serve the Lord in Haiti. My mom just told me that my brother Todd Bellew was almost Haitian not a Trinidadian! (-: All that planning and preparing and only to find out that the Visa was denied for our entry. Looking back we can see that God’s way was the best!

Scrolling forward to present (well 2012), the Lord clearly opened doors in Haiti for me. Being a hypochondriac, I was not excited! However, once I landed in Haiti and literally witnessed the Lord opening doors to minister and meet needs there my fears quickly dissipated. God gave me such a peace.

What’s even more amazing to me is that what God was calling me to help provide, I had never planned for my life. Eye care? First of all, when I met my husband I had never even heard of an Optometrist. That could be due to the fact that I was raised in the caribbean that had little to no access to eye care. Well being the good and supportive wife that I am, I had quickly became interested in eye care and even became a licensed Optician. I began to love helping people see and even more helping educate people about the need for proper eye care.

Unlike my parents or our family’s situation those 30 years ago, God provided a way into Haiti for me. However, all the funding, vehicle needs and details were not clear. And several things are still not clear. What is clear is that God has called me to complete a task that is much bigger than I can accomplish. Exactly how that will all work out? I am not sure but I am trusting in Him each and everyday! There are times when I feel so discouraged and wonder why am I even doing this. It can’t be done. God lifts me up and I continue to move forward in faith. I am willing to move or let God move through me.

Don’t miss out on something God is calling you to do even if it seems ridiculous. Or even something that you may feel is simple. When you are called you are not alone, He is with you every step of the way. Sometimes God does not call us to a place but a process.

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Thank you mom and dad FrancesDennis Bellew for choosing to follow Christ’s calling on your lives even though many times it was tough! What once was solely the caribbean, God has broadened the field of your service to Him to reach the lost in other parts of the world that you never imagined. And thank you for sharing our Haiti family prayer card with me this morning.”

Missions

Back on U.S. Soil

The Humbly I Serve team has safely arrived back to the States. Here is a quick run down of our time spent on the mission field the past few weeks. The Humbly I Serve team first traveled to Tuna Puna, Trinidad where we teamed up with several missionaries to run a week long childrens program at Amazing Grace Baptist Church. Through visitation and word of mouth the amount of children attending nearly doubled. The children and teens that attended were excited to play games, sing, and learn more about God. We were thrilled to have such a large crowd show up and to have so many youth and parents volunteer their time. The final night was salvation night, and the craft was salvation bracelets. Over 80 children participated that night, and 12 children dedicated their lives to Christ. All of the coin offering collected went to help local missionaries.

Once we reached St. Thomas, the team was able to spend the first day at Botany Bay with the youth group from Grace Baptist Church. The youth played a crucial part in the week long ministry program. Several youth helped by being “crew leaders” and running registration. We had a successful week of introducing new songs, games, and Bible stories to the children. Over 70 children attended by the last night, and we were excited to give an iPod filled with christian songs to the child who brought the most visitors. 2 children were saved, and about half of the children that attended the program came to Sunday school the following week. We were also able to supply Grace with resources for more crafts, games and decorations to use in the future. All of the coin collection (over $400) from the week was able to help a local orphanage.