Over the past couple of weeks, staff members at Lifeline realized that several children in the community suffered from developmental problems that affected their quality of life. They began praying that God would provide someone with the skills to work with these children and help them progress. Within a week, God sent a team from the
Midwest, one of which happened to be an Occupational Therapy assistant. This team member had distinctly heard God telling her to go to on this mission trip but felt inept to go. Questions of her ability kept arising in herself but she knew that she had felt God’s calling so decided to trust God and go. She never knew that her career of occupational therapy could ever be more than just a career path. She worked with elderly patients most often and knew that the need in Haiti would more likely be children than anything else. After arriving at Children’s Lifeline she soon learned of two children that needed some help. Still questioning her own ability she again said yes to going and found that her knowledge and her ingenuity were useful. After meeting with the families along with the Lifeline nurse they came up with creative solutions for addressing the children’s needs. She had not known that Children’s Lifeline just recently met these children even though they have always lived in the village, nor had she known that they had been praying for someone to come and help them. She was an answer to prayer. God had set the whole story into motion months ago and painted a picture of growth physically, spiritually and emotionally in this woman, these Haitian families and the workers at Children’s Lifeline. What an awesome God we have! Haiti
Our team would like to encourage anyone who feels led to take a mission trip to step out in obedience and go. Whether you know how you’ll be used or not God has a plan for you.