I returned home to Haiti on January 8th. Yes, I just called Haiti home. Weird I know, but it feels good. When you are doing what is best for you and for others, you know you are in the sweet spot of God’s will, and that home is more than just a physical place.
Like for most accountants, January is a busy month getting the books closed, our systems rolled over to the new year, and new budgets loaded.
2019 is especially busy and exciting because we will see the opening of our new home in Haiti.
In May of 2017 we put stake in the ground here in Haiti by purchasing property. This will be Back2Back’s permanent presence here.
This is my biggest priority. This new property will be home for Haiti staff and mission guests. A safe place for children to come and play. A place for us to partner with Haitians in the community and share wisdom, skills, training with one another and job creation.
Over 100,000 people live across the street from the new property. The prayer is we show them the love of Jesus and be a part of the long term solution: to reinforce they have a future and it’s full of hope.
Now, we are in the bottom of the ninth in our construction. Working with the Project Manager, Brent Fudge, who is managing all the construction in making sure he has what he needs to finish well.
If I am honest, 80% of the time I prefer the “turns-water-into-wine Jesus” over the “seeks-justice-for-all Jesus.” If Jesus is just a miracle worker then I can relax and let Him do all the hard stuff.
But He’s not.
As irresponsible as it may seem at times. He has handed me keys to His kingdom and invited me to be a part of what He is doing in Haiti. My heart is full and on fire that I get to live out what God has called me to do.
Through you and your support He will use Back2Back to transform lives here in Haiti and create beautiful futures for our children.