Trace Thurlby, Live in KC
Our GO Project Family often talks about why the Hand of God is so easy to see in Haiti. Some think it is because darkness is more intense there. I don’t buy that. The battle may be more subtle in America, more polished, but it rages here everyday, and the stakes are just as high. Maybe the noise and the busyness of American life crowd out the gracious voice of God? Does the haggard pursuit of “the good life” keep us from being quiet and still at the feet of the Good Shepherd? Whatever the reason, I often leave Haiti with a bigger view of God. His revelation confirms His reality. Amidst devastation and poverty one finds undeniable proof of His Promises fulfilled.
Last week Moise was talking with his sister in NY. He got quiet and then reached over to show me that the hairs on his arms were standing. When his sister’s family heard Jean-Mark’s body was found, they went to the Lord in prayer. In their sadness, the Spirit of God came upon them. They all felt it, but Moise’s niece also saw a vision: an angel emerging from a bright light, and with the angel, a smiling Jean-Mark.
In John 14, Jesus states, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.” Heaven is a wonderful promise, and God keeps His Promises! Therefore, we knew Jean-Mark was in heaven, but God didn’t stop there. He loved the Vaval family enough to give them the gift of this glimpse of reality. This reality is the hope of Haiti. It is the hope of America. Forgiveness, victory over sin, eternity with God through Jesus Christ…this is Good News! This is why the GO Project exists.
We want more children to the know the love of God. We want more people to know that Jesus keeps His Promises. Thanks to you, that is exactly what is occurring! May God bless Moise, Alan, Beth, and the GO Project team on the ground in Haiti this week as they continue His work! May God bless you for your heart to help! We love you! Press on!