Why Haiti?

Well, to get the full story we will have to enjoy a cup of coffee together sometime, but until then here’s the shortened version (From Brad’s point of view).

God had been working in our hearts in new ways for a couple of years before our move to Haiti.  He opened our eyes to His kingdom, not only in the US, but all over the world.  He allowed us to begin to experience His heart for those who are poor and/or oppressed.  

We have learned that poverty is not simply a financial state.  Some of the wealthiest people in the world live in a real state of poverty.  We have learned that the poor and oppressed can live next door or across the ocean.  The truth is we are all searching for Hope.  We have been blessed to discover that Jesus living in, with and through you is the best source of hope for all people.  This is our only goal in Haiti: to let Jesus live through us in any way He chooses so that people will find Hope and true life.

Susan always wanted to move to Haiti and be a missionary.  She had never been there before, she just had the dream.  She use to joke once and a while and say, “Are you ready to move to Haiti?”  I thought she was nuts … until I experienced Haiti for the first time.  Literally, when the plane touched the ground the first time in Haiti, I felt a sense of being “at home”.  I can’t explain it other than to say I remember it as if it were yesterday.  If you would have told me ten years ago we would be moving to Haiti, I would never have believed you.  But God knew, and now I can’t imagine us doing anything else as a family.  We love the Haitian people!