As the experience in Haiti was coming to an end, we wanted to share a quick, final words of what we thought about this trip while we were waiting for a flight at Dallas. These are the words from our team members:

Gord:  Left Haiti Arise at 4:30 am, what an incredible 9 days of seeing God answer prayer, move in incredible ways and the whole team accomplishing soooo much in terms of faithfully serving God in the opportunities we had to serve.

Ben K:  Amazing ministry that I’ve never been experienced before. Feels like as if we were in a hot tub, and just as when we were getting used to water, we were kicked out of the water. :(

Ruth: It was great to see the part of the vision of Haiti Arise becoming sight. Especially the clinic up and running by local Haitians. Technical school up and running.

Joyce:  God is doing incredible things through willing people.  I am so impressed with the Haitian staff at Haiti Arise and their vision for what the future can bring.  I feel honored and humbled to have been a part of their vision and pray that the things we were able to do will be used to further their work.

Dan: It was nice not to think about work for the last 10 days.  What next?  Not sure but there are a lot of opportunities to make a positive impact on their life rather than the rat race of material gain.

Benjamin A: Despite how much I am already missing Haiti, I am excited for the plans God has for me back home.  I am truly so thankful for all that God has taught me and how he is continuing to teach me how to bring glory to his kingdom. 

Graham:  The last day was a bit down for me, partly feeling like I missed some things that could have happened in Haiti and part grieving having to leave.  But God is so good.  He allowed me to share my story with the gal beside me on our last flight and it was clearly evident it was God ordained.  All is redeemed now.

Tannis: God has poured out blessings on us this week…I think of all the stretching, exhilarating, fatiguing, delightful, prayerful times and I marvel how God is responsive and speaks to each one of us, uniquely, when he doesn’t have to compete with distractions.  Thank you to all who prayed…God heard!!

Doug:  It is such a pleasure to be able to serve in a place where God has so obviously blessed the vision and leadership of Marc and Lisa.  I have learned a lot about letting God work through our willingness serve.  Great team to spend time with and nice to be warm (I am looking forward to not sweating just brushing my teeth!).

Gene: The last nine days has been people putting hands and feet to the gospel. It’s been great to see teams from two different churches in two different countries, come together in an effort to minister to the needs of the people of Haiti. What a pleasure to have spent 9 days with two great teams.