“Pray for Haiti”

Hey friends!!💕 I hope you had an amazing weekend:)) I just want to share a story/prayer with you guys…

Last week, Daniel and I were in the Ft. Lauderdale airport, and we decided to grab some lunch at Pei Wei. While we were talking about what we wanted to get, this sweet lady in front of us recommended the teriyaki chicken:) Right after she spoke, I felt like I was supposed to connect with her in some way. When we got to the counter, I felt God nudging me to pay for her food. So I did and she was super grateful and a bit surprised:)

While we were waiting for our food, she began to share her story with us. It turns out that her and her husband are missionaries from Haiti. They had just been evacuated by the US Embassy because of all the political violence happening right now. She said they had been forced to stay in their homes for nine days, and could hear gunfire the whole time. People were running out of water and food because they weren’t able to leave their homes. We ended up sitting down with them and listening to them share their hearts for the nation God has called them to.

Our new friends work with an organization called “Village of Hope Haiti”, a Christian organization committed to supporting programs and ministries that promote excellence in education, spiritual growth, and primary health care of Haitians in need. Long story short, they sold everything and answered the call of God. It was both beautiful and heartbreaking to hear them talk about their love for the people there. She was so sad to leave, and felt like she was abandoning them. Talk about having the heart of Jesus!! Not one time in our conversation did she mention her safety..she was more concerned about the people she served every day.

After hearing her heart, I was moved, convicted and challenged. I am always praying, “God, break my heart with the things that break Yours”, but I feel the need to expand on that prayer from now on. Now I pray, “God, give me the courage to step out and be Your hands and feet..I want to be not just a “hearer” of the Word, but a “doer”. The Bible says, “faith without works is dead”. (James 2:20)

I know it can seem overwhelming to think about trying to save the world..there is SO much brokenness. I heard Joel Houston say this and it has stuck with me ever since..he said, “we can’t do everything, but we can do something.” I hope to share more of our friends story in the future, but for now, will you join me in praying for the nation of Haiti today…peace, restoration, hope, and love, in Jesus name. Also, please pray that our friends can soon get back and continue their amazing work there.

Love you all!!💕

Amanda Kinner