“You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.” Psalm 30:11-12
There are times in this life when the despair is so deep and so heavy that you feel like you may never breathe again. Then we remember the promise. Yahweh, God, King of the Universe, Our Abba Father has/does/will turn our mourning to dancing, a physical expression of joy overflowing. Why? Because he promised. Because He loves and cares for us. Not because He has to, but because He chooses to.
You may wonder why I might start our blog off this week with such heaviness? It’s not the mourning I want to focus on, though. It’s the dancing, the outward expression of joy. Last week, Kensly, the president our our foundation, was called to Haiti for a loss in our family. The trip began in mourning, but gave way to unspeakable joy…..and here is how it happened! See https://youtu.be/MNhmBu4hSmA
A few days into the trip Kensly was able to go to the orphanage at Onarville. With him, he carried books for school and backpacks for the children there. The kids were overjoyed! It would not have been possible without your monetary donations. All of the supplies were bought in Haiti, which is important to us. Your donations are not only helping the children, but also helping to stimulate the economy and contribute to the livelihood of others.
Towards the end of the trip, Kensly was able to secure the land for FHP’s new orphanage. We were, also, able to officially announce that the orphanage would be named in memory of our dear friend, Cowboy (Brian Ferguson). Cowboy was one of the greatest men of God I’ve ever known. His love was deep and his passion for serving others, especially the people of Haiti, was wide. His death was met with great mourning. It is our prayer that the legacy that he leaves is met with great joy. More about Cowboy’s Castle to come.
To see pictures and videos of Kensly’s trip, please visit our Facebook page, Foundation Haiti Project, or our website www.foundationhaitiproject.com.
Today, if your are in the middle of your mourning, hang on. His promises are true and the sorrow may last for the night or in some cases many nights, but His joy is coming. You will soon need your dancing shoes!
Until next time. Bondye beni-w!