Friday, October 31, 2014

Life Through the Lens

Life in Haiti for ten days can change a person. But only through the work of the Holy Spirit. And since we arrived back in the states, life has been a tad bit different/crazy/weird/good. I just can't explain it. Maybe one of these days I will try but all I can say is that God used Haiti to peel back the scales from our eyes that the world has slowly blinded us with. We have a clearer (but not yet perfect) view of truth & our life here on earth. The trip reminded me that the united states is not my home. Tennessee isn't my home and neither is Haiti. Heaven is my home and I am a messenger of Jesus Christ just passing through. With that said, I want to give you a little peek into our life lately through a lens because this mind is too preoccupied with those beloved kids in Haiti to think of anything else for more than thirty minutes...
 After my glasses literally broke in half, I finally ordered some new specks right before our Haiti trip.

Our team praying over the new land that one day the orphanage will go on. God created Haiti so beautifully. This was, hands down, the prettiest place I had ever been. But pray for them. They haven't had rain in years.

Oh, this sweet baby. God grew my heart ten times after snuggling and loving on this tiny newborn. I'm excited for the day that we either have one of our own or are able to adopt a baby! Whatever God has planned...


This was our first view of Haiti. An amazing sunset! My first thoughts, "I can't wait to get to heaven".

Our first time experiencing Haitian Sundays. Worship in Creole, the most precious children, and lots of good food afterwards!
Now that we are back in the states, we are going a little bit crazy! We miss Haiti but we are committed to serving and enjoying life wherever God leads us. Oh, and we enjoyed our first Starbucks in a while!
How has your life been lately?
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  1. Beautiful! What an amazing experience! Stopping by from The Peony Project. :)

  2. I think it is so great that you and your husband were able to experience this trip together! I really enjoyed the pictures and update. Those babies are precious!

  3. The sunset picture is soooo beautiful and your words are quite fitting.I agree.. I look foward to seeing this view from glory, the location of the light that is shining fully! I am glad to have visited you today, it was a joy.

  4. I know exactly how you feel about returning to the states. This past summer God called me to travel to Guatemala. It is a whole other world down there but so much love and support can be given just by sharing God's word and love to others. It might not fix all the problems right then and there but it gives them something that they have lost, and that is hope! I have been offered the opportunity to travel to Haiti with UNICEF this coming summer. I am praying for God's guidance on this matter. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story!

  5. Oh Katie--I love your heart and I love that I am witnessing God work in your life! I can't wait to hear and see more about your time in Haiti and I pray that your transition back to the States is smooth. Love you, friend!

  6. I'm glad you guys had so much fun. And a great reminder that this place isn't our home.

  7. It is so great that you were about to go to Haiti! How incredible of you to dedicate your time there!


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