Haiti Mission 2014

It’s late for my midweek post, and tonight’s will be brief. We are returning to Haiti, this year for an 8 day mission working with Les and Catherine DeRoos, Laborers with Christ. While there we hope to do some building, painting, farming, whatever is needed, whatever it takes. I will be posting daily updates on our work, so keep reading and keep praying.
In preparation for our trip, I wrote a short devotional booklet for our team, based on the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5. Each day we will read about the different qualities of Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. With each post here, I will try to incorporate themes from our discussion on Galatians 5, seeing how that ties in with the work we are doing.
As you are reading, I ask one thing: PLEASE PRAY! This is an exciting adventure, but it is also a little terrifying. We’ve been to Haiti before (some of us, anyway), and so there is a little comfort in that familiarity. Still, no one on our team speaks a lick of Haitian Creole – a bit concerning. We are spending a day in Port-au-Prince before we return – a little bit more concerning. There will be the heat, the food, the work, the heart-break, the joy, the triumphs and the set-backs – and without the provision of God’s strength and the shelter of His hand, we will not succeed. Pray for our team – Matt Royster, Bruce and Donna Amundson, Dawn Sickelka, Amy Sarchet, and myself – pray that God’s Spirit will unite us in love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, gentleness, and self-control. Pray that God will prosper the work we have before us, that His goodness and mercy may be seen in all we do, and that all glory and honor will be given unto Him.
More tomorrow –
SDG

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About reveds

Occupation: Pastor, Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Lennox, SD Education: BS - Christian Education, Sterling College; MDiv. - Princeton Theological Seminary Family: Married, with Four children. Hobbies: Running (will someday run a marathon), Sci-Fi (especially Doctor Who and Sherlock), Theater, and anything else my kids will let me do.
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