Two worlds collide…

This week, we had the honor and privilege of spending a day sharing our lives and our stories with seven families in Calabasse.  The day couldn't have been more amazing and God-picked!  Check out this incredibly moving story from one of our team members...

How does one even begin to put into words the moment when two worlds collide?

When first world country meets third world country; when Western culture bumps into Haitian culture and love transcends the moment???

I was sitting in the two room particle board home of a precious Haitian woman who shared her quarters with five other family members.  Her eyes, though sweet and kind, had the unmistakable look of someone who had seen much pain.  She was explaining her deteriorating physical condition and went on to say how hopeless she felt when her husband died in 2009 at age 60 of a heart condition.  While looking into her sad eyes, I had the translator explain that my husband also died of a heart attack at age 59 in 2008.

In a matter of five seconds, we were on a totally different plane.  We both knew it.  The fact that she cooked on an outdoor cookstove and washed clothes by hand meant absolutely nothing.  We were just two women sharing each others pain.  Through tears, we hugged each other, talked about our hope in Jesus and praised our God...the same God of Paul, Idaho and Calabasse, Haiti.

This was an Ephesians 3:20 day.  "To Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that you ask or even think, to Him be the glory forever and ever."

If I had done nothing else in Haiti, this day would have made my entire mission trip worthwhile.  Thank you, Lord!  As always, You outdid yourself...

~ Marcia Frank, Paul Congregational Church (June 30 - July 7, 2012 team member)