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He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
As our Calvary team was preparing to board our plane to serve in Haiti 5 years ago I remember Donna Chaffin handing the verse to every Calvary team member. This verse continues to be a constant theme as we serve in Grand Goave, Haiti.
Wow, it is hard to believe we have been serving in Grand Goave for 5 years. We have been to Haiti 13 times during that time span. There has been 143 Calvary members join us in this mission effort. We started building homes for those who lost everything in the earthquake of January 2010 and providing medical care. Through our rebuilding efforts, we found a school, Extole Mixte, that needed a new building. With the generosity of Calvary Baptist and with much sweat and sore backs we were able to complete the school. Now we continue to work with the school as we train teachers and work with Pastor Evans (Headmaster of Extole Mixte), as well as Benita King taking medical teamsto provide women's clinics.
Our Haiti mission trips are more than numbers and projects, it is building relationships andsharing in God's love with this small community. It is seeing how God can use these relationships to further His Kingdom in Grand Goave. It is growing in faith to see God at work in our lives and the lives of the Haitians. It is partnering with families to see the school, church, and children grow and develop. It is praying for God's leadership and discernment as we continue to serve in Grand Goave.
I would like to invite you to join us for prayer at 9:30 on Sunday mornings (beginning February 14) in the prayer room behind the Sanctuary. I would also like for you to pray about joining us as we continue to serve.