Thursday, July 5, 2012

reflection - chris and evie wright

Today's Home Team reflection is from Chris and Evie Wright -- Chris traveled with our team last November and they have both served on the home team for this trip...
When storms like those we had last Friday occur, it makes you realize how little control we have over many aspects of our lives, and who is really in charge. Like so many others, we lost our electricity and have been without AC. However, our neighbor, Dave, who lives across the street where they have power, came over our house on Sunday with his generator and hooked it up so we at least have some electricity to power our refrigerator. It is acts like these that show us the scripture in action.

Like Dave, our Missions team is in Labrande this week to assist our new friends. As they work with Fr. Wilner, the teachers, community leaders, and students on their summer camp, we as a church community take the next step in our call to Haiti. As we heard in the second reading from 2 Corinthians 8 this past Sunday, "Whoever had much did not have more, and whoever had little did not have less." With this in mind, we move forward in our relationship with the local Haitian community in Labrande.

We know that Ellen, JJ, Jeanette, and Mitch are feeling the heat of a Haitian summer as they serve. Maybe our power outage and the little bit of discomfort from the heat is simply a message intended to bring us closer to our team this week.  Thank you for keeping them and the folks of St. Anne’s Church in your prayers.

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