Steve and Carol. They brought their whole family to Haiti – a set of triplets in 6th grade, two 9th grade girls, and themselves. They had such a refreshing passion for living out our faith. One night he was talking and he said,
“It’s awesome to be around some many irresponsible people.”
He was saying that following Jesus with faith can look very irresponsible. For me, it is easy to be focused on wanting to put money towards retirement, having enough money in our bank account, basically just security of life. It is a good reminder that Jesus just gave his life away. He had none of that. If he was living today, I know he would look irresponsible to many of us.
This is a great weekend to reflect and listen. To sit quietly. How can I follow in faith as Jesus did? He is probably speaking to you right now. It may sound irresponsible to others. I try to remind myself to look through the lens of eternity. When viewing it with that focus, it no longer looks irresponsible. Instead, it will look like love. It looked irresponsible for Jesus to go to the cross but he did it for love. It may look irresponsible for Steve and Carol to bring down their whole family to Haiti, but they did it because of love. To show love to others in Haiti, to be an example of what love looks like with their kids, for their kids to show love to others.
Their last morning here their faith was tested when their daughter got extremely sick right as they were about to leave for the airport. A few people prayed over her and she was back to normal within the hour.
We finished our Creole classes with a game of Scrabble in Creole! The fact that we finished doesn’t mean we’re fluent in Creole, but we now have a firm base so that if we can continue to practice. We will continue to keep learning.
Pistach (means peanut)
We have a new kitten that joined us at the guest house! We aren’t sure how she will do with the dogs! They are slowly getting acquainted.