And we’ll say remember when:

We worshiped in the streams of living water

Slept on a red roof under the stars

Or on a balcony full of belle fi

Or in a tent on the ground or on a roof

Laughed until we cried

Bathed with buckets of water carried up the street on our heads

Flushed with green water ported from the pool

Used trash bags taped on for curtains

Rode in the backs of trucks, packed in like sardines with wind mussing our hair

Remember when God’s presence was so thick we were on our knees or faces or had our arms lifted high in abandon to the Most High

We built water tanks in 4 or 5 days

Gleaned the wisdom spoken to us through so many amazing speakers God brought us

Praised the Lord for rain so we could shower with as many gallons as we wanted to

Started a church in a tent city where it doesn’t matter what you wear on your body but what’s in your heart that matters

Had dance parties late into the night

Prayed for water to come out when we turned on the faucet

Transformation, freedom, life, joy, change happened

Lived with 80 to 100 people in one little Belville house that God graciously expanded

We became a family

Had a great day because of the delicious apple we ate that day

Held dirty hands and kissed sweaty faces of little embodiments of hope for Haiti

Drank a ton of Toro and Coca and ate too many zaboka to count

When the blans learned Creole and the Haitians learned English

Gave away what Jesus told us to

Celebrated by carrying friends high overhead

When visas were approved and we screamed and cried, laughed and hugged

When Haiti changed because of the way we led out

All the tears we cried because we love Haiti so much

We took 46 Haitian, American, Australian, Guamanian students to change the nations

 

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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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