Report by Ryan Burns
We will be home in less than 24 hours as I am writing this, and day 12 of our trip has been nothing short of incredible. We started the day with devotions, worship, and breakfast as usual, but there was an unusual excitement about the day as it began. After almost two weeks of heavy lifting, both physically and spiritually, most of us are ready for an American cheeseburger and some rest. But for this last day, we hiked over a small mountain to a church-plant known as Jerusalem II. While there, we performed two skits, sang songs, and taught the story of David and Goliath. It was both a shocking and sweet experience. As Chuck 2 (AKA Chuck Prime) mentioned to me when we were leaving, “This is what our mission work is all about.” Being able to walk for miles into the middle of a Haitian mountain pass, where a small church of 75 children and parents were waiting for us to minister, brought inexpressible joy to our team. In my opinion, there could have been no better way to end our time in Haiti. Saying goodbye to kids, packing bags, and preparing to wake up at 4:30 a.m. is what keeps us busy as we prepare to depart tomorrow, but with the experiences that have come across on our trip, it is safe to say we will be bringing home a lot more than we came here with – compassionate hearts, deeper love for Jesus, and eyes opened to the brokenness of the world, just to name a few. Pray for us as we travel back home. God bless you and thank you.