Monday, September 10, 2018

Day 1 - Arrival Day (Serenity Village Community Church)

Healing Haiti Trip: Day 1 - Travel Day

It was an early morning start for our team as we met at church at 2:45 a.m. to begin our journey.
A quick shout out to our awesome drivers, Diana and Chris - thank you for sacrificing your sleep to drive us to the airport. And the same to Pastor Jeff for meeting us at the church to send us off.

Our travels to Haiti were smooth and easy. Once in Haiti we were greeted by members of the Healing Haiti team and taken to the guest house where we will be staying for the week. We had a delicious taco diner which Ulta and Phaunis so graciously prepared for us and spent time sharing our anticipations on the week ahead. After dinner we spent a few hours at the pool, then shared devotions together as a team before concluding day 1.

Although the above description of the day is a quick recap of what took place in the natural, there is much more under the surface that happened in the spiritual. Team members stepped up in courage to share their heart as they unveiled fears, insecurities, and uncertainties for tomorrow which will be a water truck day. Time was spent speaking into and encouraging one another, prayers were said, and hearts were lifted as the team bonded together in a special and sweet way on this first day.

Our devotional for today was out of the book "Jesus Always" and it highlighted the topic of being a light that shines in dark places. Today, we were a light to one another on the team, sharing hope and love in a way some had never experienced before. This was God's working and way of preparing us for tomorrow. Now that our hearts are encouraged and shining brightly with his love, we will take what we have received from each other and share it with the rest of Haiti tomorrow.

Thank you all for your prayers for us as we venture out!

With much love and gratitude,
Jacqueline and the September 2018 Team

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