Monday, May 2, 2016
Day 1-Watermark Church-Gainor's Crew
Day one is coming to an end and the team is fading fast. A day that started for us all at 3am at the Minneapolis Airport, is now coming to a close in Port-au-Prince, Haiti around 9pm. I can say that I have never seen a group mesh so well, in such an intense setting, thousands of miles away from all things comfortable, than this team of amazing people from Watermark Church.
The last 6 months for many of us, has been the build up and effort of so many, coming to pass in this one week. But seeing the faces of the people on this trip, the moment the plane landed on Haitian soil tonight gleamed the reality that it's about so much more than just this week. There are lives that will be changed here in Haiti because of the Love that the Lord so desires to pour out of this team to the people of this country...but after seeing the looks on the faces of those on the team that He so specifically called for such a time as this... this moment, this day, this week... it is seen with absolute clarity that there is a pruning, a refining, a beautiful work that He wants to do through humbling the hearts of His people, and using us for His glory...His purpose...using this team for His will... and man, has He already started!
Tonight after settling into the place that we will call home for the next 8 days, we all went outside and sat together...with one guitar, 14 voices and the presence of our King and we started our Missions trip here in Haiti with worship. We spent some time resting in the Lord after a long day of travel to the place that all of hearts have come to beat for;) After welcoming our last member to our group tonight, we shared stories, some skyped their children, some wrote in their journals, we talked, we laughed, and we just were. Tomorrow He has something special for this group... and has a Love for the people of Haiti that cannot be contained by this group!
Join us and pray for hearts to be changed, comfort zones to be stretched, and for all of eternity to change in the light of His love!
Thank you from the Watermark Team for the love and support!!!