Tuesday, April 17, 2012

One Month

Well friends, we are one month (from yesterday) away from boarding our plane to Haiti!

I can't believe it - we'll be in Haiti longer than the time that we have left until we leave.

I really am excited and looking forward to this trip. There are still so many unknowns and I'm looking forward to seeing how God is going to use our family during our time there.

Morgan and Jaron are so thrilled and anxious to go. I hear almost daily from one of them, "Is it the day we're going to Haiti yet?" I know God has some precious things in store for their little hearts.

Just last week I was starting to feel a little overwhelmed and unqualified to be going to teach English and to mentor the teachers at the orphanage. Really, who am I? I struggled with planning the right thing - anything for that matter. How was I supposed to know what these children needed? How they learned? At my bible study, one of the ladies told me that God loves these children and knows them. I don't know them, but I know that God has called me. And walking in obedience is all He asks. He will equip me and give me the words and the ideas when the time is right. It is such a different (refreshing) way of thinking than the way we think here in the States. I'm loving the fact that I really have to rely on my Father to help me and give me what I need. It's such a hard, yet wonderful place to be.

Keep those prayers coming friends, We really do appreciate them!!

1 comment:

Team Tonagel said...

Praying for your sweet family, Renee. You are such an encouragement and I'm challenged to listen closely to what the Father is saying!