Haiti Flo

I want to start off by letting all of my North Carolina friends and family know how much we have been praying for you here in Haiti. Ya’ll have weathered hurricane Florence like champions and are living out what Jesus meant when He said, “love your neighbor as yourself.” Turning Flo into an outpouring of love and strength. 

While Wilmington was preparing for a storm, God was positioning for revival. The damage was devastating but seeing people come together to rebuild is uplifting and makes this wild, southern heart skip a beat. 

Proof we are forces to be reckoned with when we love and serve each other.  All the feels down here in Haiti and will continue to pray for the relief efforts. I’m a proud Carolina girl.

It’s not just hurricanes where God stirs up the gifts in us to serve and love others. Serving as the Finance Director here in Haiti is a privilege and, in some ways, takes me back to my days of working in Corporate America. Slightly different though; no one is talking about the coffee flavors in the break room here. 

We do have our own kind of fire drills. Either the generator is leaking, the septic tank is broken, or we are out of water – and I am here to pay the bill.  

It’s 2019 budget time out here in Creole Country. I’m no stranger to building budgets. This process has helped me appreciate my time in Corporate Finance even more.

All along God was using my experience and developing my gifts to prepare me for what He had next. Nothing is wasted, friends. 

My favorite part has been working with the captains of each of our four homes and our site director in creating the budget. Sharing with them the vision they have for our children in caring for their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs. 

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Back to school for these little world changers!

Most days, in this season, ministry for me looks like a smile and a routine “Bonjou!” to the kids on their way to school and then onto the office where, in the world of spreadsheets and numbers, I play my part in taking Kingdom ground. 

Haiti Flo Budgets

“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.” – George W. Bush

It may seem unspectacular but there is a cost and time associated with everything in making sure we are being wise stewards of the money with which God entrusts us. Being a part of that is a blessing.  

I am learning more and more that the calling God has placed on our lives is not about the outcome; it’s about following Christ and letting Him lead me day by day.

And just because my days at times look unspectacular doesn’t mean that something mind blowing is not around the corner. God is continually after our good and working on our behalf every day.

Haiti Flo Birthday Cake

When we aren’t building budgets we are celebrating birthdays!

He also sees the storms coming way before we do – and He sees what is beyond the storm and how great things are going to be.

Prayer Requests:

  • The children’s new school year!
  • I am traveling to the Dominican Republic next month. Pray that God use this time to show me more about His plans for me there and for traveling mercies
  • Before I move to the Dominican Republic I will go to language school, prayers for wisdom, and God’s direction as I choose one

I was never meant to do this alone. I am so thankful for all the prayers and support.  Thank you for being a part of this story.  

I’m in if you’re in!

Sarah

7 thoughts on “Haiti Flo

  1. Hannah Ivey says:

    He is faithful! That we would truly know in the hardest of times that it is truly because of His “reckless “ love for all of us…. and that we would run to help the least of us through His grace already given to us. Your blog is such a gift to us! Keep writing and tell those precious children that there are folks in this community that love sand are praying for all of tou❤️❤️❤️❤️May Haiti and the DR be a Light to the nation’s… to all of us! Much love Sarah Ann!!!

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  2. Amber Justice says:

    beyond proud of you for your heart and willingness to let God use you in big ways. He is working and moving in every detail and you are living proof of that. I love you so much sister. BIG hugs.

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  3. randypetitt says:

    Sarah

    I always enjoy reading your posts and I agree with you that life is “a journey” and the Lord wants us to go along with him and see each days with eyes looking for “him” in all of the little things that happen.

    We will be praying for you as you consider moving to the Dominican Republic asking for God’s will to be done and for Him to give you peace and courage for the challenges of each new day.

    Love and prayers from all of us here at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC.

    Betty & Randy

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