“There are plenty of souls right here in North Carolina that need saving,” my friend said. Her scowl told me she had serious doubts about such a drastic move in my life – moving to Haiti. Not only would she miss me, but she was genuinely concerned for my well being.
“I’m going to leave those souls for you,” I said with a grin. That was thirty-one years ago.
My friend’s fears were well-founded. In fact, we couldn’t have fathomed in a million years the difficulties we would face head-on. Life in Haiti is certainly not a walk in the park. It’s also not for the fainthearted. It’s a good thing the Lord doesn’t give us a glimpse of our whole future before we’re ready for it. Otherwise, the future could have kept us from following what Robert Frost called “the road less travelled.”
On June 13, Prit and I will celebrate thirty-three years of married life together. Thirty-one-and-a-half of those years have been spent on the mission field in Haiti. I am so thankful for all the Lord has taught us and for how he has preserved us. I believe we can safely say that we have a good track record. There were many occasions when it would have seemed perfectly normal for us to pack up our bags and move home, but we couldn’t disobey the Lord’s leading. With his help we have remained in the trenches.
For this reason, we are asking for your help. If you haven’t pledged to help this ministry prayerfully and financially, would you pray seriously about doing so? The work is great and we can’t do it alone. Would you partner with us so that we can continue the work he has called us to do?