Today’s blog is a story about today written by Cindy Monahan:
I was not planning on going to Haiti until a few weeks ago. I was initially interested in the trip when everyone was signing up months ago, but wasn’t able to go. Then two weeks before the trip I had heard that some of the girls that were originally planning on going were no longer able to make it. I really wanted to go so I prayed about it and said “God, if you want me to go then you’ll have to work it out.” The morning after that prayer I texted Jeff about the possibility of going, and within 15 minutes of sending the text I was booked on a flight to Haiti. Holy cow that was fast!
So as I was getting things together quickly and preparing to leave in a few weeks, Jeff told me that I could check a piece of luggage for the trip. I didn’t really need to check a bag in terms of space, so I prayed about it and asked God to show me what to take or to help me fill the suitcase. God is good and it filled up quickly! I kid you not, within the next 2 weeks it was full of painting supplies, nail polish, pony beads, hair products, and a polaroid camera. The coolest part about this was that after I had prayed, I had all sorts of different people offering me things to take with me to Haiti. I didn’t buy a thing, God provided it all!
With the paint supplies we were able to paint the entire sewing center and two out buildings at the sewing center property. When we were done painting at the sewing center we had a chance to have the girls sit down and let us do their hair with some of the pony beads I had gotten. Then, today we spent some time at the Williamson school and spent half the day taking and handing out pictures with the polaroid, doing the girls nails, making bracelets, necklaces, and glasses out of the pipe-cleaners and beads, and saw so many amazing smiles.
It was so cool to see the timeline of how God brought me on this trip, filled my suitcase, and was able to bless these kids so much and put smiles on their faces :)
(Ps. Side note from Jeff, it was SO cool today to hear this story and see how God filled that bag in the most random way and how He has used all of those things bring joy to literally over 100 kids. So cool!)
We’ll see you back here tomorrow. Praying for everyone back home at Revision tomorrow morning!