Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Haiti Women's Retreat Day 2

A Place in the 'Son'

Taken By: Daneen Maretski

1 Samuel 2:8 "He puts poor people on their feet again; he rekindles burned-out lives with fresh hope, Restoring dignity and respect to their lives—a place in the sun!"

According to researchers, Cite Soleil is the poorest area in the Western Hemisphere. It is said to be dirty, dangerous, and helpless. However this city is not helpless, it is a beckon of hope. In the center of all the poverty is Hope Church. Not only does it provide the city with the a place of worship, but it also have decreased the amount of crime and violence. Jesus is the only solution to the problems of this world.

Cite Soleil means "A city in the sun". However, I believe that it is the embodiment of a city in the "son". The son of God, Jesus, resides in this place and is in the hearts of these people. Even when there is so much need in there lives, they only search for God's love. 

Mother Theresa once said, “I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus, I must feed him." We can take a look around and see Jesus in every person, every child, and every building we see. Jesus is the extra hand needed to hold Haiti. 

After visiting Cite Soleil, the team took a trip to an orphanage. Here they were greeted by the smiling faces and bubbly personalities of the children and staff. The team took the time to sing songs, play games, and reflect the love of God to each children. It was touching to have the mission of showing God's blessings and them the children bless you instead. As we left, a small girl came up to a few of the members and sincerely said, "God bless you!" It is astounding to see the work of Healing Haiti and God in these children's lives.