things are shifting

With US earthquakes I’m thinking of Haiti more too.

This week has included hours in person and on the phone with the three I will travel to Haiti with Sept 1. They are asking good questions and hard ones as they prepare for their 18 month internships with our organization.

Some I can’t answer since it’s been two years since my last trip there….before the earthquake.

What is a typical day?
When is the rainy season?
Will we be able to purchase…..?

I did explain there is no Walmart down the mountain. Teams do arrive with care packages and special requests.

How to describe the mountain area of Mizak…beautiful, friendly, laid back and blossoming with possibilities and hope. I hopefully get another day this weekend to get more done in the garden but my mind is shifting to HAPI (www.haitianartisans.com & on facebook) things.

Genesis 12 “The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you……So Abraham went, as the Lord had told him.”

Would you go??

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2 thoughts on “things are shifting

  1. Aunt Melanie says:

    Yes, I would go–if I felt inwardly compelled to go. There have been a couple of times in my life when I left a secure situation in which there was opportunity and possibility, and walked into the darkness or the unknown. I felt I had to–as a matter of faith and quest. As I got older, I regretted having left those situations of possibility; regretted not having fulfilled what seemed more obviously possible in my life, for my welfare, and with loved ones. As I got still older, I realized that the inner compulsion was correct–that I had to some extent misjudged those past situations due to my immaturity and lack of discernment. Something had compelled or propelled me to move forward into darkness. That was my real spiritual journey–yes, I lost some things but gained much more, even though it took time to understand it and reap it.

    • I wonder if I have left some of that journey too by accepting these jobs…as you say it can “take time to understand and reap”, I hang on believing He does work all things out for HIS good!

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