Since I arrived in Haiti, I have learned many things.
First, I have been learning about the faithfulness of God. He is faithful in his protection over me. When I am faithful to spend time with him, he is faithful to fill me up. He provides me love to pour out to the children that I spend time with in Fond-des-Negres.
I am learning just how much love I can give by the grace of God and because he has shown me how to love. Jesus is still showing me how to love and showing me what love looks like. This love looks like feeding children who are hungry and giving them attention and playing with them. It means living a Christian life in front of them and showing them what is right and what is wrong.
I also have learned about the importance of consuming the Word of God and knowing it so well such that it is apart of you—spending time with God, reading Scripture, in order to speak a word from God.
I have learned ministry and flexibility are almost synonymous. Our plans have changed and then changed again so many times. At one point, my supervisor planned for me to go to an orphanage in Port-au-Prince.
That didn’t work out, so we had planned for me to go to a different orphanage in Grand Goave called BeLikeBritt, but that didn’t work out either. Instead, I stayed in Bon Repos and helped with the food distribution.
We prepared for it by making about 20 water bucket filtration systems. Then for two days, 30 orphanages visited our guesthouse to pick up more than 300,000 meals. The food we gave away will feed about 3,000 hungry children. It is so awesome that God has allowed me to be a part of that.
Malicia Donaldson, a student at Sam Houston State University, is serving with We Care Haiti through Go Now Missions.