One thing I realized while being in Haiti was how much of a “bubble” I was in. I was raised in a Christian home so this trip really opened my eyes and my heart to God and to see that there is so much more out there in the world than what I know. It was amazing to see how God really uses those who make themselves available to Him. Just as it says in 2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” How important it was to make myself available to God. To let Him use me in whatever way He wanted. How I will strive to make myself available to Christ every single day of my life.
During the formation of the Tower of Refuge, I began hearing here and there about people from my church going to the country of Haiti to do mission work. I was already intrigued. Then as the team proceeded to present pictures and testimonies of their trip, I was sold. I wanted to be a part of the work and experiences taking place in Haiti. I cannot explain how or why my heart was so touched by this particular mission trip and not others. Without hesitation, I knew that’s where I wanted to go. The desire to go never left, the only problem was I had to be 18. Once 18 rolled around, the only problem was time and finances… But when God has a plan, nothing can stop it.