This Little Light of Mine

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Countdown begins...

So I am officially starting the blog tonight. I've messed around with layout too long. We are into counting the days which are 6 until I leave to serve God's calling for me in Haiti. How did I get here? Wow! For those who haven't heard the story, back in January I was really struggling with a hard to describe unrest or yearning but was *clueless* as to why I was feeling that way. Was a job change coming? Was something about to happen in the family? Did I just need to start some pharmaceuticals? ;)

Anyway, this went on for several days. I kept praying to the Lord to show me what he's got planned...and I kept listening. News of the devasting earthquake broke in January and it seemed that was it. So, with a newly directed sense of purpose I started to seek organizations to serve in some way. Multiple requests and attempts to reach out and NOTHING! Doctors without Borders wanted a year long commitment. Didn't think Jack would go for that.

Frustration began to sink in, but a mentor sent a Facebook message that simply reminded me to "keep listening." Well, sometimes God doesn't whisper, he yells our name... Six minutes after that message I received a reply e-mail from Simeon Nerelus with HERO: Haiti Emergency Relief Organization welcoming my help. Within another 48hrs with some e-mails delivered on the wings of angels to receiving hearts, the Lord had filled my exam room 1 with donations and the momentum hasn't stopped. His plan for me was never more clear than it has been in these last few months. Not to say everything has been easy, but it definitely has been purposeful. So, here we to a devasted country with heat and humidity. Of all the environmental conditions...heat? Really Lord? Me? The pale white, snow lady? *He laughed audibly here.*

So begins the journey...for those who wish, join me as we seek God's calling...


  1. I am so excited for you as you continue to follow God's plan! It is amazing how much has happened this year.

    I will be praying for you while you are gone. Tell Jack that he is welcome to call if he needs help. I will be glad to feed the family or help out in other ways if he needs it.

    BTW, I still have a w/c, walker, and 5 boxes of 3cc syringes with needles in the back of my van. We need to make plans to get together before you leave. Maybe Sunday afternoon?

    I love you friend and am honored to be the first to comment on your new blog. Can't wait to read what you have to say as your mission develops. I might just have to join you next trip!

  2. Good luck, Jenny. Stay safe. If my office can provide any supplies, just let me know.