Talk is cheap. Blogging is even cheaper.
After talking with my wife and the folks at the Haiti Orphan Project, I have decided to accompany their team to Haiti in January right around the anniversary of the devastating earthquake that left an already troubled nation utterly devastated. Time to get off the bench and get into Kingdom work.
I can't really explain why Haiti of all places really calls to me. There is plenty of need around the world and right here where we live. There is just something that draws me about Haiti and has been doing so for some time. I hesitate using the word "called" because I think that word is so misused but I am not sure I can describe it any other way. In speaking with my family, I see this as something that we as a family are looking at being involved in. Dave Black has said before that he regrets waiting so long to get into Kingdom work and I am taking his admonition to heart for me and for my family.
My hope is that along with ministering to these children in I can bring back the needs of Haiti to the states and get in front of local (Michigan and Ohio) church groups to try to help raise awareness and support for the work going on down there. My mind is awash with things I need to figure out. I have never travelled outside of the country before (other than Canada which isn't a real country), so I have no idea what to expect. Luckily I can rely on Les and the people from the Haiti Orphan Project to help guide me. So I would appreciate prayer for this endeavour as well as for those working in Haiti and elsewhere, right around the corner or around the world, to spread the Gospel of Christ and show mercy to those in need.