I will be staying at the One Family in Christ Jesus Children's Home, which cares for 46 orphaned and abandoned children. During my 5 days there I am going to share Christ's love with children living in poverty without the benefit of a mother or father. I will be engaging with the church and people of Haiti, learning about their joys and struggles.
However a major reason I will be going is to bring down, and set up, all of the music/sound gear that was raised for One Family. Over the past several months we engaged on a crusade to obtain equipment that is so desperately needed for their worship services. I recently went to Haiti with the 1013 Mission Team last October. While there, I quickly learned that all of their worship music and sermons are LOUD. As in, very LOUD. And the services aren't just Sunday mornings either. They take place at various times of the week. On one Friday night we were there, they started a service at around 10pm and it lasted until 3 am! Much of that church is open to the outside so you would definitely hear it in the compound, but also far out into the village. I discovered that there is a reason for that: advertisement and battle. They are tied together. You see, voodoo is very prevalent in Haiti. From my understanding, it carries with it a very dark, evil, sinister air to it. And from a distance on certain nights, you would hear the voodoo drums beating to the voodoo practices that would go on. Very chilling. And so, the church battles that with worship music played loud. And the people hear it. The music rises in the air against that which is dark and sinister. And you know what? The people come. Many new people every time. Lives and souls being saved. The spiritual warfare, in many ways, is fought through music. And that music is played through the sound gear and instruments available to the church. Many of them have fallen to disrepair. Some are simply broken. Some things they simply don't have. Believe it or not, those items are like the swords and shields needed for battle. And now that we have those items, it's time to deliver and put them into action!
I need people to pray for me, for this trip, and for the people I am going to meet and serve. I also need donations to help pay for the cost of the trip. My goal is to raise $1550.00, and I'm confident that with your help I will reach it. All donations are tax deductible.
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