In Septemeber 2008, I traveled 6000 miles to Haiti's Kenscoff mountains. My mission: to care for some of the orphaned and abandoned, the sick, malnourished and premature infants of this beautiful but beleagured Caribbean nation.

Sunday, 30 March 2008

We are the Easter People!

It is too easy to feel overwhelmed by the depth and scale of the world's problems, to give in to despair, and then, to turn our backs. That is fatal because what follows is inaction and worse, indifference.

Christians though, are witness to real hope: a word made flesh in Jesus:

"Do not abandon yourselves to despair…. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song."
— Pope John Paul II.

As I prepare myself to go to Haiti, my mind is very focused on the problems of one Caribbean nation. Sometimes, I lose sleep over things I have read about the situation there, things I have not shared yet, but will. I take courage from knowing thay while I can't "fix" Haiti, God has given us all "gifts". Knowing, and embracing the call to share those gifts I have been given is no burden at all. What a blessing to be able to go out into God's world, what a blessing to have something to share, and what a joy to travel with an allelujah in my heart!

1 comment:

Pam said...

wow, you have done so much already. this will be my first oversea's mission trip and although I am a little nervous I feel quite calm about my decision and feel that God is leading me to Haiti.