In a recent sermon from Pastor Keith Enko, he challenged us to live out our faith every day of our lives. He shared, “Faith is not a word that should be treated lightly but is indeed a way of life. We are to actually live out our faith, our trust in the Lord. Okay, what does that mean? Well, for one thing, we are to live each day with absolute confidence that the Lord God is the One who created everything that exists. Next, we are to live out life knowing to the depth of our soul, that Jesus truly is the Son of the living God. Out of love for us, He took our place on that cross, with every last one of our sins on Him, and sacrificed Himself for us so that we would be free from our sins and restored into a right relationship with God. We are now a child of the Almighty God, our Heavenly Father. This is what we are to live out every day of our life.”
While on our recent trip to Haiti, we had the opportunity to visit a student’s home. The student attends Colminy in the St. Mark area. The mother is 30 years old and lives with her one-year old daughter and six year old son. Her husband died just after their daughter was born. She lives in the same home she was raised with her father, but he does not support her because she sends her son to a Christian school. When asked how she makes money to buy food, she answered that she makes charcoal to sell. She does
not eat every day but knows the sacrifices she makes allows her son to eat lunch every day at school while experiencing and learning the love of Jesus Christ in his life. That is more important to her than her father’s approval.
She has faith and lives it out every day.
Our mission team consisted of two fathers and their daughters. They were amazing servants living out their faith by serving the children in Haiti. Their compassion and love shared with servant hearts was contagious. One of the fathers, Pastor James Rockey, shared, “Truly, this trip was far more than I had envisioned. God knew what we were going to do and how He would use this to impact and bless each of us as well. We too are so thankful to have been able to serve beside each of you, to see Christ’s love flow in and through each of you! May each of us continue to shine the Light of Christ each day as we continue to live out Christ’s mission wherever we are!!”
“Truly I tell you whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” ~Matthew 25:40