Returning to Haiti, starting a new ministry, and welcoming a new missionary family at the same time is difficult.
Of course all of these things are an incredible blessing. What a gift it is to have another family here with us. An addition to our community. More people to share our mission and to love on the people we have spent the past 2 years growing to love. More people to spread the love of Christ that is so desperately needed here.
And being able to start the Ezekiel Home; this ministry that we have dreamed of. Seeing the smiling faces on the kids who we get to hug, play with, share the love of Christ with is indescribable.
So what makes it so difficult? Change takes everything that we know, everything that's is comfortable and "normal", and rattles it. It shakes everything up. It takes us out of our comfort zone. Most of the time its exactly what we need because really we can only be doing 1 of two things. Either we are moving forward and changing. Or we are settling and staying the same old person.
I hate change. I like to be comfortable. I like to know whats coming tomorrow; to know exactly what to expect. Who I'm going to see, what we're going to do etc. It's easy. It's nice. But Lord knows that I need the change. I need the Lord to tell me to wake up and actively decide to continue moving forward; toward Him.
I need a new family to present new ideas and bring new gifts to the table. I need a new ministry that is difficult and crazy and beautiful and yet nothing like I thought it would be. I need change because the last thing I want is to be stuck where I am and not moving toward the one I love.
The beginnings of the Ezekiel Home. I've never seen kids so excited to play!