We were on our way home from Haiti last week and for probably the first time in my life I was at a loss for words. I tried to write and I came up with nothing. For those of you who know me well, you know that this does not happen very often. When people ask me how my trip was I have been responding with, “I cried everyday”. They were tears of joy, sadness, hope, and of absolute love.
Haiti broke me in the best way possible.
I’m currently working on recapping the rest of our trip on this blog, but I just wanted to take a moment to express how amazing our team was. I’m pretty new to Highlands and to Arizona as I just moved here from Canada this past September. I felt so incredibly welcomed into this group of people. They truly are a representation of the body of Christ and I’m so encouraged after spending a week with them.
One of our contacts at Chances for Children couldn’t express how thankful she was to have this team come and be so willing to jump in and love.
“Thank you for giving them your heart.”
When you have a team representing such a wide age range, it gives you an opportunity to see the world differently. Your perspective completely changes when you can look at a town that is so downtrodden in poverty, through the eyes of a 12 year old and still see joy. God used the knowledge and experience of the older generations on our team combined with the youthful spunk of the kids to change lives. The fact that this is just a tiny portion of the greater body of Christ is inspiring! One of the greatest things about a mission’s trip like this is not just the impact that God made through us but also the impact that was made on us.