Today we are blessed to have a reflection from one of our missionaries currently on the ground, Adeola Williams:
Do you know what love is?
Letting your sister rest her head in your lap and not moving even though you so badly want to play with the other children.
Holding your brother's hand as you walk across the river to go to church.
Taking turns and making sure everyone has a chance to play jump rope.
These are just a few instances of love among children that I have witnessed since I've arrived at Haiti. As I observe familial and inter-village interactions I wonder, "Can this love be taught? And if so, how do I teach my 4th graders about this love?"
My goal for being in Haiti was to witness love in action, not a love that comes from an obligation, but a genuine, automatic, unselfish love and it only took two days of being in Haiti to find evidence of that.
I'm looking forward to the next two days, I want to observe more and engage in the experience of love. I'm also somewhat anxious to go home and share what I have learned and experienced with others, especially the children at my school.
What an amazing world it would be if we could open our hearts and love each other, just the same way these Haitians love each other because it truly embodies God's love.
Please continue to pray for good health, strength, and continued blessings for our missionaries and all those in the Monarch community! Show the team your love in the comments!