When asked which two commandments were the most important, Jesus answered promptly with, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength…love your neighbor as yourself.” Armed with these commands, the Lutheran Church of Hope team passed the day intentionally looking for ways to honor God with every part of their beings.
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Hello from Haiti,
What a glorious Monday! A small group met before sunrise to be in prayer with our creator, prayers of thanksgiving and petitions for blessings on this ministry.
Our group split into teams today which provided a great diversity in opportunity to serve Him and our Haitian friends and chances to develop more intimate connections with our new family. One group spent the morning “doing something concrete” by providing a local family with a new concrete floor for their home and the afternoon playing with the local children. The other group spent their morning in the MH4H garden planting plantain trees and then painting a local home. As was the focus of our evening devotion, we were blessed with ample opportunities to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12: 39). From seeing the quality of life being transformed to the abundance of laughs and smiles, we were blessed today with an outpouring of His presence. Similarly it’s an amazing sight to see our group come together in His name. From mere strangers to now one family. Yes there can be the occasional language barrier but you learn quickly that love and smiles unite us all and is the universal language.