Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Held Up by God

Thank you all for your prayers for Curt, the team he's leading in Haiti, and for the kids and I.  We can definitely feel those prayers.  We haven't actually communicated with Curt directly since he left on Friday and that has been so strange.  I've been emailing daily updates to his work email to feel like I'm talking to him.  When he gets home and asks us, "How was your week?" I can tell him, "I don't remember, but read your email."

The team has access to a laptop in Haiti and they have been taking turns writing summaries of each day and uploading pictures.  They email their summaries to Solid Rock and the communications coordinator at church uploads them to the blog.  In case you haven't had a chance to read those posts, here are the highlights.

Curt got to "give a Word" through an interpreter to over 1,000 Haitians at church on Sunday.  I can not wait to hear his first-hand account of that story.  I bet he was shaking in his dress shoes!  The team has painted a home and some rooms in the hospital.  They built a 12x12 home for a family in one day and the family was able to move in that night.  They picked up garbage throughout the village and engaged with the Haitian people, primarily the children.  From all accounts, it seems like the Haitian people are ministering to Curt's team more than the team feels they are giving out.  Isn't that always how it goes?  God has a mysterious way of taking what we offer as a gift to someone else and blessing us a million times over in return.  The team is asking for continued prayer for spiritual protection, to continue to be used of God, and for good health as several of the team members have gotten sick.

On the home front, we are doing amazingly well.  God has been beautifully holding us up and washing our home and family interactions with peace, gentleness, and kindness.  The kids are being kind to each other.  They have been teachable and repentant, enjoyable and fun.  I have felt so connected to the Holy Spirit and have had patience, kindness, wisdom and gentleness that normally does not naturally flow out of me.  Thank you Jesus for that!  Our home has been peaceful and so far I've managed to get everyone where they need to be at the right time without forgetting anyone.  I have even remembered to feed the dog and the fish, check all the door locks, and get the grass mowed.  Bonus!

Thank you for your prayers, and please keep them coming.  We still have two more days until we get to hug and squeeze our man again.

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