“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
Have you ever felt weary? The definition of weary is to be exhausted in strength, endurance, vigor, or freshness. With all the things going on in our World today, it is almost impossible not to feel weary sometimes. However, we are being commanded to not do so. More importantly, with all of the negativity and obstacles around us, we are being commanded in Galatians to specifically not become weary in doing good.
We started this marathon of a ministry to the community of Morne Cabrit nearly two years ago. We thought by now, the children’s home there would at least have the foundation poured. 2019 seemed like a stretch of our race where we had picked up the pace…the land was donated, plans were drawn up, the land was cleared, and the dedication took place. Later in 2019, early 2020 the foundation was granted it’s franchise, which was a huge deal. Then we moved further into 2020, and it feels like we have retreated to a snail’s pace. In all honesty, in my flesh, I feel frustrated, let down…and weary. We have continued to provide monetary support to that community thanks to some very faithful, generous families. However, because of the virus, Kensly and Steve have been unable to return to Haiti since January. Without them being there in person, once again, physical plans for the children’s home have halted.
*************I’m stopped in my tracks…as I write these words to you, I can hear from my bedroom the song “Promises” playing on the tv. “Great is your faithfulness to me. I put my faith in Jesus, my anchor to the ground. My hope and firm foundation, He’ll never let me down.” ******************************************************************************
I’m tempted to erase the above section. Write to you something uplifting and happy. Something that starts with “Don’t worry. No matter what. God is faithful and he’s got you.” But I won’t. I will sit here for a few minutes in this conviction. That 10 minutes ago my heart was heavy and weary as Kensly asked me to write to you about the progress of our work in Haiti. But if I erase what is written above, then you won’t understand the promise that just washed over me as God spoke into my weariness and heaviness. The truth is…God hasn’t abandoned His promise or our calling. We are to minister to the people of Morne Cabrit…whether that be with a building, food, water, school supplies, encouragement….all of these things matter. God has not stopped. You, our partners in ministry have not stopped, and we will not stop.
Kensly and Steve desire very much to return to Haiti when travel is safe again. As of right now, I cannot tell you when we will be able to resume progress on Cowboy’s Castle. Please do not give up on the dream, though. I am convinced God has not. We have not. We do look ahead to something that can be done for the children in Morne Cabrit even if we are not there, though. Thankfully we are reaching the summer months….for our children a much needed break from school. However, school will resume in Aug/Sept. Each year, for the past several years now, we have been able to provide backpacks, books, and supplies to the kids in Morne Cabrite and a few other communities. This is a special time of year and we look forward to partnering with you to make sure this happens!!! I believe this could be our BIGGEST year yet. Look for news of it later this summer.
If you have not heard the song “Promises” by Maverick City, I implore you to get on YOUTUBE right now and listen to it. I pray that the words and worship of the song wash over you with a fresh promise that God is faithful. Even when we are weary, even when we don’t see it, even when we don’t feel it, He’s working. He’s never stops working…so we won’t either!
Until next time,