A year can seem to go so fast

So much is different now than last

Many things are still the same

But many things have changed since I came

So much to say, don’t know where to start

Maybe I will begin with my heart

My love for Haiti has grown to be more intense

Sometimes so fierce it doesn’t make sense

Looking suffering in the face each day

You realize you can’t do much but pray

God is faithful to show there is hope

Even as simple as seeing kids jump rope

I have made friendships that will last

Even if our season together has passed

I have held too many little hands to count

Kissed so many faces, I don’t know the amount

This life is full of saying goodbyes

A lot of things I see have had me asking God, “Why?”

Living here is not always easy

Sharing a bathroom with no water and 20 girls is not at all breezy

Some days I think, ‘This life can’t be real’

At times my thought is, ‘I just can’t deal’

But then I remember Who is walking with me

And I know that it’s ok, just wait and see

God has expanded our house by His grace

And miraculously, with about 80 people, everything has it’s place

Our loving Father is a God of restoration

He longs to see transformation

Jesus is one who loves to redeem

This last year it seems that has been His theme

I somehow was living in lots of self pity

“How?” I now ask myself, in this 3rd-world country

Oh what a victim I thought I was!

Falling into the enemies open jaws

His jaw was indeed open, intent to destroy me

But my Savior plucked me out of the quicksand of self-pity

So much anger and turmoil I had on the inside

Oh, my gracious, what an emotional ride!

But my Savior, my God has set me free!!

Oh what a joy to be the me He created me to be!!

Such a heavy weight has been lifted

My view on life has now shifted

I can’t wait to see what this next year will hold

I’m sure full of blessings and change after all is told



About leahgduncan

I'm just a woman that wants to serve Jesus Christ with her whole life. I want to live with my hands wide open to Him, letting him fill my hands and take things away as He pleases. I currently live in Port au Prince, Haiti, working with an international missions organization called Youth With A Mission (YWAM). I love Haiti and know that I will be attached to Haiti for the rest of my life. At this time I don't know if that means I'll always live here, but I know I'll always come back here.

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