Monday, March 26, 2012

he never lets go

Here's a post from Chris Wright, one of our C2 - Haiti team members and among the first to travel to St. Anne's. Chris also led trips as a part of our Katrina relief work in Mississippi. Chris's reflection is right in line with the conclusion of our 'highly favored' message series -- I'm sure you'll enjoy it, and as always, please share your comments below.

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It’s now been a little over four months since our mission trip to Haiti, yet the daily thoughts about the people of Haiti and St. Anne’s continue… it seems like it’s been much longer and my yearning to return hasn't subsided, along with a yearning to stay engaged and to help as God would have it.

You know how sometimes you get a song stuck in your head. Well when I went to Haiti I kept hearing the music and lyrics of "You never let go." In fact when I got back I told Al Walsh that he actually went to Haiti with us! The lyrics go:
“Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me”
Maybe they were stuck in my head to give me comfort as we saw the conditions of life in Haiti, maybe to remind me that God isn’t going to let me give up my yearnings… maybe, because God needed me to know that He is with me and the people of Haiti.

What I do know is that God touched me by calling me to Haiti and bringing people like Fr. Wilner and Frisnell Denys into my life. I didn’t earn this and I definitely don’t deserve it, but I thank God for it.

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