{Lesson 7} God is in Haiti – Series: 7 Life Lessons I Learned in Haiti:

Seeing God moving in Haiti was humbling.  The evidence of Him was everywhere. That first day was really hard.  We were all trying to come to terms with the scope of poverty we witnessed on our drive from the airport in Port-Au-Prince.  But it was undeniable that God was there.

As I listened to our host’s vision for Haiti and his plans to raise disciples, it literally gave me goosebumps.  Never have I met a man with a vision like our host, Fenel, the founder of House of Abraham. If I had done just a fraction of what he has done in his short 29 years, I would feel very accomplished.

I recognized God in Fenel.

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This picture was on the plans he made for the orphanage dormitory that was being built during our visit; built to house more than a dozen children and the caretakers.

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I witnessed God

in the bucket brigade of concrete that we helped pour into the foundation of the new orphanage dormitory. The answered prayer was going up before our eyes.

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Despite reading about the presence of voodoo in Haiti, I instead felt the presence of the one true God.

He was everywhere.

I beheld Him in worship.

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I felt Him in the gifts.

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1st time visitors were given a sweet flower pin

I heard Him in the songs.

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I give you my life Without my life without you Without my peace without Without my joy without risk I am empty without you I thirst for your presence…

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I sensed Him in the church.

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I contemplated Him in the poverty and the beauty of Haiti.

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I felt God in the prayersHaiti - 098

And perceived Him

in our rooftop devotions, testimonies, and songs.  I am learning to sense the peace that is all Him.

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I witnessed God in the children.

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This little 4yo girl had her leg in traction, weighted with a bottle of bleach.

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I noticed God in the sunsets and sunrises.

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Haiti Sunset

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Haiti Sunrise

I glimpsed God

in the doctor who took the seats out of his car after the earthquake and used it for an ambulance.

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There are good people full of the goodness of God all over this world.

His reminders where everywhere…

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Bible verse I captured at the hospital: 1 John 1:7 (NIV) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

I don’t know why I was overcome with God’s presence in Haiti.  I know intuitively that He is everywhere.  I have read of His omnipresence.  But finding Him in the people and places we visited is something I will never forget.

Psalms 139:7-12

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,  Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me. If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day Darkness and light are alike to You.


To Read More in This Series: 7 Lessons I learned in Haiti…..

Lesson One: Being Transparent

Lesson Two: How To Pack For A Mission Trip

Lesson Three: You See More When You Stand Up

Lesson Four:  The Power of A Team

Lesson Five: The Most Important Resource

Lesson Six: The Power of a Photograph

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