Jesus’ final words leave us with an instruction to make disciples of all the nations. He let His followers know that all authority on heaven and on earth is His and that He is always with us. What great news this is! It fills my heart with peace and excitement for what God is doing through His people on earth to spread this message! It is in this “great commission” that we, as Christians, find purpose within our lives. It is our duty to point towards the One who saves us from our suffering and sin. The task might seem daunting at first when you think about all of the people who don’t know who Jesus is or don’t understand what His sacrifice means to their life! But when you take into consideration the fact that Jesus is with us, giving us the right words to speak, and pointing us toward the correct path that enables us to have the most impact, it gets easier to find ways to share the Gospel.
It was through Trinity/HOPE that I had one of the best outreach experiences in my life, but it didn’t come without challenges. I couldn’t even fathom the thought of sharing this wonderful message with people who speak different languages than me and who are going through such economic turmoil. It was really heartbreaking to see Haiti for the first time. There was the thick smell of all of the trash that was piled up on the streets, the noise of thousands of people busily making it through the endless day of work, and the sight of famished children on the sidewalks playing as if it was just any ordinary day.
One of the many questions that kept surfacing in my mind was, “How am I going to make any difference in this country?” It took me awhile to find the answer to that question, which to my relief was, “I wasn’t, at least not alone.”
Only God has the authority to change hearts, minds, and countries, and we are only a small part of that perfect plan. This means we rely on His help to get us through those tough situations where it seems there is no hope. We can also rely on other Christians as well. My mission team had to work together in ways that pushed our comfort level, challenged our faith, and made a difference in so many lives. Through song, dance, Bible stories, Scripture and unconditional love we were able to connect with children in Haiti and tell them how much their Heavenly Father cares for them. This could never have been accomplished if it weren’t for Trinity/HOPE. The amount of impact this organization has in Haiti by feeding children and bringing them the Good News is so important! God continues to pour into Trinity/HOPE with generous people giving their time and treasures to even further their ability to change lives. I am so blessed to be a part of this amazing organization, and I encourage you to consider serving in its outreach ministry. Together we can continue to feed the children of Haiti faith, hope, and nutritious meals.
–Volunteer – Aaron Bostwick