We had another prayer meeting today just like every Wednesday and its awesome to hear what God is doing in the lives of the missionaries here. I just love hearing the praises and prayers that people say. I feel like I better know how to pray and praise God for what He is and will be doing here in Haiti. Some praises that were mentioned were a church in Balimbey (not sure about the spelling) was able to find a pastor and since then, 40 people have been saved and 12 baptized and the numbers continue to grow all the time. Its just astounding the work God is doing there. Another praise was that a truck was confiscated from OMS for having outdated liscensing on it and that was back in February I think and they are finally able to get it out tomorrow and get the liscencing on it. Some prayer requests that were said are that the President of Haiti (which is new and just got sworn in) would be impactful on the country of Haiti. I guess he symbolically tore the "contract" with the devil that the country made over 200 years ago. So the country is no longer dedicated to Satan and they are progressing towards being a nation for Christ. Just astounding!
This may get confusing but stay with me. The christians in Haiti have a lot of pressure on them if they are really dedicated to the Lord. Voodoo is huge here and some "christians" say they have one foot in the bible and one in voodoo. We all know you cant serve two masters. But anyways, the dedicated christians are pressured by their families to visit the voodoo doctors becasue the voodoo doctors often say they wont help the family unless everyone in the family is present and if a family member is a christian, the church encourages them to stand their ground and not go, so that makes it hard for the christians because then the family will outcast them so that they can say to the witch doctor that the family is all present. Its a complicated mess, but pray that the christians would be able to stand strong for the LOrd and that the voodoo doctors would not win out, but that Jesus would.
There were more prayers and praises but I cannot remember them all. But just continue to pray for Haiti and the people here :)
Also, one last thing. This is a selfish paragraph, but I dont have anyone here my age to talk to so I think ill talk to you all. Im really missing home and at first i just was thinking of every reason and excuse to maybe go home early, but God has provided me with the strength to want to stay an dbe a part of what he has planned for me here. I am very excited for what lies ahead in the weeks, but I miss my family and friends and hang out time terribly. Im even crazy enough to say I miss work. I just miss home and everything that's there and especally everyone. I know that I am going to help out in great ways down here, but I cant help missing home. Im selfishly praying this flies by and i feel like i get home sooner than it feels. I know thats selfish, but its how i feel right now. I miss my family and friends so much it hurts sometimes, but theyre keeping me busy so i dont get too homesick. Anyways, thats all. Ill update soon again. Thank you all for the love and support. I really appreciate it and it makes me feel closer to home. Thank you.