We have experienced different battles during this journey, even before we said "yes" to move to Haiti. So it comes to no surprise that the decision to follow Jesus whole hearted will upset the prince of the power of the air, who is utterly out to seek, kill and destroy. Everyone who believes the Word of God is completely true and living and active believes that the true battle is in the supernatural.
It is incredible for me to look back on the past 17 years since I knew in my soul that I wanted to do full time ministry. And now I am in that...finally...and it starts by taking my four little kiddos and husband to a third world country, HAITI! WOW! Not quite what I had planned yet at the same time it's more incredible than I had planned.
I heard answers about politics and economics, but one answer I heard repeatedly was short and simple, “Haiti is cursed.” Considering the two devastating catastrophes on Haiti within a 7 year period, I wondered about the validity of this response.
In March, we embarked on what would be one of the most raw and transformational experiences in the lives our disciples. We set out on a week-long journey through the Pic Macaya mountains with only each other, our backpacks, and the faith that God would move mountains.
As I looked up, I saw that a crowd of Haitians had formed all around us. Full of curiosity, they began asking questions. The questions ranged from the Garden of Eden to the return of Jesus. Then, a young man asked "the" question...
I approached Charles and asked what was wrong with his foot. He removed the bandage and showed me the infected sore...