whew! We are about meeting-ed out, and still have another 3 days to go! This past Monday/Tuesday was staff meetings at Emmaus Biblical Seminary, and then Wednesday started our annual OMS Haiti field council. We met all day Wednesday and Thursday (and will again tomorrow) with leaders in each ministry that OMS is involved in, discussed the past and upcoming year, prayer requests and praises, and also are covering a lot of missionary issues...budget, job descriptions, etc.
There's been a lot of good and encouraging times in all of these meetings, but by this evening, we're just fried :) The most uplifting part of seminary staff meetings was how united our staff is, and also the realization that these men and women are DOING it...being called to this ministry, taking it over bit by bit, seeking the Lord with each decision. One of our main long-term goals personally is to work ourselves out of the job, and train others to win and disciple their own people to Christ, and it is SO exciting and encouraging to see bits and pieces of that beginning to happen.
The best part of our field meetings is, hands down, hearing other OMS ministries that we are not as involved in sharing about what God is doing. Through the clinics, pastors, radio station, child sponsorship and evangelization projects OMS is involved in, God is doing so many beautiful and amazing things, and it is a blessing to hear about these things and to realize that we are all a part of that.
We'll share some stories with you whenever my fingers catch up with my brain, but for now, know that your support and prayers for us is just a small part of the transformation of thousands of lives across Haiti. There are a lot of problems, and a lot of issues, but the Lord is clearly working with, and in spite of, all of these things, and continues to bless so many of our feeble and inadequate efforts. Praise the Lord for His amazing and unwavering heart for Haiti, for the lost...for me.