Prit and I are gearing up to return to Haiti next week. Meanwhile, we’ve been trying for several days to get a bank transfer to Haiti to pay off expenses. It seems the bank’s software has changed. We were sure our third attempt yesterday would be successful, but learned later it never went through. After hours of trying, then trying again, Prit’s been told to call back on Monday morning and they will redirect his call to someone else. This is the point where I’d like to pull my hair out!
Do you ever feel like you’re just going around in circles? This is just one example of what life is like for us, only it becomes compounded once we land on Haitian soil, so we could REALLY use your prayers. Dependable internet and other forms of communication are, well…. undependable. Thank God, the line to Heaven is always open!
In spite of setbacks, the Lord has comforted me with this verse today from Deuteronomy 2:3 (NAS). He spoke this to the children of Israel, ”You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north.” This must have been like music to the ears of these sojourners who had been traveling in the wilderness for forty long years. Finally, it was time to move! I’m glad the Lord redirects us. I’m glad he doesn’t leave us where we are. I’m glad he takes pity on those of us who feel all our efforts are in vain at times. So, I want to encourage those of you who may be weary, frustrated, or already to the point of exasperation. Wait on the Lord and he will bring you through. There is a time when the Lord speaks to us and says, ”You’ve been circling this mountain long enough.”
We’re truly thankful for the time we have had in the States this summer. (Well, part of the summer!) It was great seeing friends and supporters. If we didn’t get to see you, it sure didn’t mean we weren’t thinking of you. Even though we’ve been stateside, the work of the ministry in Haiti never leaves us.