Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday, Feb 9

"Prayers going to heaven, grace falling on earth"
"Glory to God"
"My new friend"
"New life"
"I am feasting on His Word"
"New life"

These are some of the words and responses of the elders after receiving their talking Bibles.
I have had many joyful moments in Haiti, but nothing like the joy of sharing God's Word!
With this joyful experience, Susan and I have experienced many obstacles: flat tires, vehicles running out of gas, adversity within the village and illness.
After time in prayer, it was clear to both of us; why would we not expect obstacles when are delivering God's Word?
But God is greater and He is victorious.
1 John 4:4 states."But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater that the spirit who lives in the world."
I thank God for His faithfulness, His love, His Word - which is alive, active and sharper than a two edged sword.
I thank the Lord for the elderly, who are so filled with His joy and have such eager anticipation for heaven.
May God bless our elderly....

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday - Feb. 7th

Today is our actual second day doing an elder care "maintenance run" - this is a week where two of the elder support team come to check on the elderly and our Haitian workers who are the hands and feet of Christ when we are not here.

Andrenoi, our Haitian worker is amazing. His faith in Christ, his devotion to the elderly and his loyalty to us is admirable and touching. He watches over both the elderly as well as us to make sure things are running smoothly.

Yesterday and today we delivered Creole Talking Bibles to 12 elderly. I can hardly express what it is like to see an elderly gentleman who is rather stoic and reserved tear up when he hears the word of God (possibly for the first time) speak directly to him.

I wonder and ponder why I am allowed to be witness to these precious moments -- I cherish telling the elders over and over how much God loves them specifically. In a country of around 10 million people, elderly are over looked, not seen and definitely not made to feel special or unique. To reassure them and then to let them hear God's word through the Talking Bible that God actually cares and knows the number of hairs on their heads brings all of us to tears.

We may bring medicine; we may bring toiletries and food - but these are merely temporary things. When we are blessed to bring the Talking Bibles that so many of you had a part in donating - we are giving the elderly a glimpse of something eternal.

From the elderly to you -- God bless you. The elderly that are sponsored ask about you - they save your pictures of your families and ask about you. They are eager to see each of you in heaven where there are no black and white people - just brothers and sisters in Christ.