I think it is a good idea to pause and reflect on what God taught us in Haiti. Life tends to get busy and it is easy to forget why God called you to Haiti. Please take some time and reflect on these things. It would be a blessing to share it with those of us who have been to Haiti and with our church.
Here are my thoughts: going back to Haiti renewed my love for Haiti and the excitement of taking a team to experience God working in a different country and culture. I remembered as we were flying into Haiti above the mountains and my mind was flooded with memories of my past experiences. It felt like going home, the sights, sounds, smells so familiar to me. And yet, I was saddened by the lack of progress in Haiti, it is still so poor, and the people struggle daily. But then to see the smiling faces, the love they have for our God and their willingness to share from the little bounty they have. It was a blessing to me to observe each of you, not only in preparation for the trip but to see your eyes opened as you served. And what a blessing it was to receive positive feedback from Greg and the Haitians about your love and serving hearts.
The demonic attacks were a powerful reminder of whom we serve and that the battle is real. The trip renewed my desire to take more teams on mission trips and to give financially to the work of CWO. The question I continue to ask myself is, "what am I doing now?" I have had the privilege of helping a missionary who served in Haiti and several Haitian families who live here. I have shared with many about my Haiti trip and the victory we experienced in Jesus name. I have committed to being a support to Greg and Laura Yoder in whatever way I can and as mission’s director of our church, to make sure we help meet their needs and to serve them as our church missionaries. And yet, I am daily reminded that there is so much more I can do.
Karen Pasquariello - 2020