Black Mountain,NC…One Step Closer to Haiti

So, we recently left Delaware and made our move back down to Asheville, NC (actually, we’re in Black Mountain, which is about 20 minutes from Asheville)  This is an absolutely beautiful part of the country (I will post some pictures when the weather warms up and I get myself out in the great outdoors.  But I will not get comfortable here, nor do I want to, for this is not our final destination.  We are Haiti bound and that is why we are so excited to be back in Asheville…because it signifies that we are one step closer to answering God’s call to Haiti.  Our excitement for Haiti grows more and more every day.  I miss the people there…the children at the orphanage…the people in the village of Cam Coq…the pastors and leaders of the church, etc.  I cannot wait until we board that plane with our 3 children and our dog and make our move to this beautiful, yet impoverished country.

God continues to open doors and give us favor regarding the work in Haiti and connecting us with people and resources that we can partner with.  Next weekend, I am flying to Jackson,Mississippi to speak at Lifebridge Church.  They have recently begun partnering with the ministry in Haiti.  I met some of the leaders when I was in Miami last month for a time of casting vision for the work in Haiti.  We really connected well and they asked me to come to their church and speak about the missions work that we will soon be doing in Haiti.  I am very excited for the opportunity to partner with such a great group of people.

I plan on going to Haiti at the end of July to do some missions work with the ministry that we will be partnering with (we are in the process of coming up with an official name for this ministry…and then they will seek to become an official 501C3 non-profit mission agency)  Anyway, while I am there in July, I will also get things ready over there regarding our place where we will be living at the mission house.

We are in the process now of applying with a missions agency that we have been in contact with and feel very good about it.  We will get our application in within the next few weeks.  If all goes well, we will be invited down there for an interview and a week long missions orientation training in the first week of June.  From that point, we will be official missionaries with this agency and we will then start raising our support that we need.  If all goes as “planned” (of course, according to the Lord’s timing) we would love to be in Haiti by the Fall.  But we trust in His perfect provision and in His providential leading.

And so…here we are in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina…but my thoughts are on other mountains…