I trust you had a Merry Christmas and will soon have a Happy New Year. In St. Marc, Haiti 1,260 people received a Christmas meal with a Christmas greeting!
They lined up quickly as I drove on our motorcycle from vender to vender. Each vender was given instruction not to begin serving until I arrived to give a Christmas Greeting.
As I greeted everyone, they pushed and shoved attempting to secure their place in line. These were ones who would probably not receive anything on Christmas if it wasn’t for this donated meal. Christmas for them is a day of rest, but not exchange of gifts.
Children ran up to me, grabbing my hands, with smiles on their face displaying a heart of gratitude. Today was a guaranteed meal for them. Yes, it was a Merry Merry Christmas as they knew there belly would soon be full!
I looked around, taking in the scenery. It still is amazing to me, even after 27 years of ministry in Haiti, how these people survive in such meager housing. Every time it rains their homes are flooded. They are propped up with pieces of wood and by other houses crammed so tightly next to them. One thing is true. It was easy to be thankful as I reflect on God’s Blessings on our family and ministry as I returned home.
As I stood there watching it all unfold I thought to myself; “We offer a partnering hand to see these conditions changed!” I would like to invite you to read about it at; http://www.ywamhaiti.org/
We want to thank everyone who was able to assist in giving a meal to help these people find some Christmas cheer and receive a tangible expression of God’s love!
Taking the High Places!
Terry W. Snow