Monday, January 22, 2018

EBC: Final Destination

Day 8:  Final Destination

"To serve, you only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love." -Martin Luther King

What an honor and privilege it has been to serve in Haiti alongside our team members whose statuses quickly changed from strangers, to friends, to family. The week seemed to fly by since our schedule was packed with experiences only God could orchestrate. Healing Haiti's audacious dreams are so obviously coming into fruition as person after person is answering God's call on their life to help the organization's dreams become Haiti's reality.

Although we are sad for this faith journey to end, we all are confident that God will continue to use each one of us to love others in the way He first loved us as we return home. We were reminded throughout our trip that we have each been given spiritual gifts from God so that together, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we can serve as one body under heaven.

Our trip did not end tonight as planned, so we sit here in the Atlanta airport waiting for our planes to come TOMORROW.  Many noises are preventing our team from a restful night of sleep, including a floor cleaner that Ellie woke up to thinking it was a lawn mower. This change of course was a gentle reminder that in whatever situation God puts us in, we are to remain joyful, faithful, and hopeful that we will reach our final destination, which is eternal life in heaven for those who love and follow Jesus, sharing in His glory forever and ever. Amen.

-Emily and Jolene (prayer partners)