Thursday, January 12, 2012


Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the earthquake that so drastically and forever changed Haiti. We woke up this morning to a quiet, quiet city. It was so strange to wake up in the quiet.. normally it is so loud and there are distinct sounds every morning.. pate yo (patties) hitting the frying oil from the vendor beneath my window, horns honking, music playing, the woman down the street singing and of course, our trusty little rooster who begins crowing at around 4. I think I'll name him soon.

But this morning was different, because today is different. We went to Cote Plage for church from 7-12:30 and sang, prayed, rejoiced and praised our Lord. There was almost 5,000 people in attendance, the church was packed and there were so many people waiting outside! It was incredible.

It was absolutely amazing to hear 4-5,000 people singing "I'm crazy for You, Lord" "You are the strength of my life" "I live to know You" and constantly hearing shouts of "Thank You, Lord!"
Even in the midst of a day that brings back frightening and terrible memories for everyone, they rejoiced in the goodness of the Lord! This is how we should all be, every day of our lives! Even when the tough times come, the Lord is good and HE is faithful!

At one point, the Pastor called everyone in and we packed the church as best we could. He spoke of how we should "knit-together" with one another being unified. The entire church joined hands and lifted up our prayers out loud to the Lord. If you've ever heard 4-5,000 people praying to the Lord at the same time, you know what that feels like.. if not, you are missing out. It was so beautiful to hear the prayers being mixed together, not being able to decipher one from another. But how great and powerful is our Lord that He heard every prayer individually! So awesome.

I thank you for being a part of my experience here in Haiti. For your support, prayers and finances alike. I wouldn't be here without each and every one of you.

The Lord is the LORD of the NATIONS, the WORLD!

1 comment:

  1. How special that service must have been! I bet you were in tears. I teared up just reading about it. Isn't it awesome that people do not have to speak the same language to worship the same mighty God!