The Internet is back on in Haiti! Well, at least in some measure in our location . . . at times. I have always known this, but it is amazing to realize anew what it does to one’s perspective to be in a missions setting. We went through the entire day yesterday and most of the previous day with no Internet at all. This would seem to qualify as a tragedy or emergency for me in the United States. I will be honest and say it was not easy. To be sure, it was a tremendous inconvenience as it limited my communication with home and prevented me from getting my work done. Yet, life went on. I got to talk to my family briefly by phone; God was good and moved in great ways; and we all grew in faith and dependency upon Him.
The remainder of the day was spent working in my classroom. Since the Internet was working at the time, I decided I should “make hay while the sun shines.” I was able to catch up on e-mail and make a dent into some of my regular teaching work from home that continues to accumulate. I even got to instant message with my family a little in the process! :) It was an encouragement from the Lord today to learn that Trina was looking at the constellation Orion in the nighttime sky somewhere around the same time I was (maybe within an hour?) last night. It was a small reminder that God is working and in control far above our ways and our thoughts, that He cares for us, and that our lives are in His mighty and gentle hands. After a pleasant evening meal with our gracious host missionaries and the other visiting professors, I sit typing to you this evening with a greater sense of peace than I have had since being here. The Lord is good, Jesus is more than sufficient, and I am so very grateful for your continued prayer, which is making a difference.
With a thankful heart in Christ,
Evangelist, Teacher, Writer,
Husband, and Father