Thursday, January 29, 2009

pictures of Petit Guave

I finally have most of the pictures from yesterday uploaded. That day was surreal. It was an amazing, exciting, exhausting day!! To watch God work the details is probably one of the coolest things I have ever seen. I have seen it before with our adoption of Hannah and even other times but to be a witness to it again just leaves my mind spinning. I was able to sit in the room with Troy, Nate and Gladys. I know you read about that yesterday and I will not go into those details again. I just wanted to share my thoughts on the day. Gladys shared what was on her heart and the heart of her mother and father (who passed away in 2004). I am pretty glad a camera was not in the room because my mouth was probably open the whole time in awe of what I was witnessing. Purely God speaking. I have chills thinking about it right now. It was like having an out of body experience. It makes my heart hurt that there are people out there that have NEVER experienced this. I saw how God truly loves US. I could FEEL the love in the room. I wish all of you who love Haiti like I do could have experienced this. I had tears many times. It is hard to put into words. I saw truly what having faith in what God will do and provide come to life. It makes my hurt heart when I see people or friends say they feel called but just cannot afford what they think God is asking them to do. That is a shame. If it truly is coming from God, HE will provide EVERYTHING!!! If you feel God has called you to something or you feel very strongly that the Lord is talking to you then do it. Don't sit around and wonder, do it!! 1 1/2 half ago this vision of Haiti was given to Nate. Did we want to go ahead and jump on it and do it right then? Of course, we did!! Look how much better it is NOW THAT WE WAITED ON THE LORD!! The glory would have gone to man, but THE GLORY IS ALL GOD'S! We did nothing. The words be prepared came to me at the same time this vision came to Nate. I NOW understand what God was talking about. He meant BE PREPARED MY CHILD FOR WHAT I AM GOING TO SHOW YOU! FOR WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO WITNESS ME DOING AND FOR WHAT I AM GOING TO HAVE YOUR FAMILY DO FOR ME. I saw yesterday the vision of the people of Haiti becoming united for Christ. I saw white missionaries becoming united to take Haiti for Jesus!!! Will we have struggles? You bet we will but God will prevail!!! God wants his children to come home to him and we get to watch that happen!!! Awesome!!!!

One other thing I have learned is that faith is trusting and following God no matter what. Even if NOTHING ever happens with what we are doing. If we followe Him and did what He asked then that is all that matters. Not even one person may come to Christ but that is NOT what we worry about. We just need make sure that we follow His leading. Everything else is up to Him. So all of you at home remember that too. I know some of you have been struggeling but just do the work God has for you and leave everything else to HIM!!!

I am tired, so tired, of people complaining about things back home. I am tired of people making up false things and trying to divide others. We NEED to be ONE in CHRIST.

Okay off my soapbox. This week has been incredible for me. I guess you can tell that from what I wrote above!!! Today I want you all to pray that God shows YOU what he is calling you to do!! You will be amazed and I know you will want to "BE PREPARED" for what He has in store!!!




Newly painted bus!!!
above and below. Scenes of the street by the church in
Petit Guave.


Below are pictures of the church




















Below are pictures of the house in Petit Guave.
Gladys lived here for 7 years.








































































10 comments:

Cheri said...

Very well said! What an amazing trip. I got chills just reading how everything unfolded- God is good!

Chad and Tammy said...

Okay - you totally made me cry . . . stop that!

Awesome - that's all I have to say!

Mari said...

This is very exciting. God is awesome!

Lisa said...

Beautiful...I am so glad that you guys are there and also a little jealous!! I can't wait to go back in april for the medical trip and to do what God wants me to do..I wish so much that we lived closer together even if I've never met you,you are one of the most beautiful strong Christ lovin woman that I've ever met and I hope one day to go to Haiti with you..Take care

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

How awesome to see how God is working in you and through you to accomplish His will.
I think of how desperately I feel Josie-Tatum and I should join Him in work for orphans, just waiting for direction.

Blessings,
Robbie

Tiffany said...

amazing. really, truly. so so cool. thank you for sharing. i agree whole heartedly.


and the pics are amazing!

Diane said...

Amen to this post! Praise God for His amazing work through you in Haiti! I'm so excited to get back there again and wish it could be for a longer time! God's working in huge ways! This is just so awesome!!!

Anita said...

Brenda and Nate, I'm just now getting caught up again here and my mouth is hanging wide open too...though I totally have experienced the same amazing God moments, but NEVER, EVER get tired of hearing about them. I'm so excited for you guys....WOW!! I want to hear more...if only we were closer to sit down and hear it in person. It's exciting to watch God unfold His plan, isn't it?

Anita said...

Brenda and Nate, I'm just now getting caught up again here and my mouth is hanging wide open too...though I totally have experienced the same amazing God moments, but NEVER, EVER get tired of hearing about them. I'm so excited for you guys....WOW!! I want to hear more...if only we were closer to sit down and hear it in person. It's exciting to watch God unfold His plan, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?