Have you ever found your self going through an experience and thinking that what you are learning is not spiritual enough?
Maybe I am missing it, God.
Maybe I didn't pay enough attention.
Or maybe someimtes it is the simple lessons that we need the most.
Haiti is an extremely poor country. It is sad to see how people live and the terrible things they have to face on a regular basis. Despite being beautiful, it is also a very dirty country with garbage everywhere. There is nothing easy about the lives of the people there. It is also a dark country spiritually. People are lost and many are mixed up in evil practices and bound by fear.
However, none of this is what struck me while I was there. It isn't that i didn't see it, feel sad about it, or care about it...I did. It is heart wrenching to take it all in. It is just that I wasn't walking around with this heaviness as a result of it and with a new found desire to help. The thing is, I think God broke much of that in me long before I got there. I knew I was visiting a place with many different needs and I had seen some similar needs in other places. I just thought that was why I was going and something God would have me take away from my time there.
Our cargo arriving, PTL!
One of the breakout sessions
Playing a game the ladies taught us
My friend Johanne
Another game the ladies taught us. The sweet thing about this picture is you can see the joy written on their faces and they never do things like this where they just have fun together as women.