Who needs whom?Rich Stigall
Recently, as GO Project Vision Trip leaders gathered for training, the following question was asked: what was the most powerful lesson you learned on your first trip? Here are some of the answers:
I saw what unconditional love looks like.
I was blessed by the power of worship at the local church.
I realized my view of God was not big enough.
An elderly lady placed a worn handkerchief/veil on her head before she prayed for me. I knew I was standing on sacred ground.
And the deep water flowed, as the list went on.
Conspicuously absent were references to material things. No one said: boy, I realized how much they needed me to be there or I realized how important that third stall on my garage is. In fact, many of us realized that God sent us to Haiti just as much (or more) for what He wanted to do in us, as for what He wanted to do through us. Matt Kouri wrote: Christians need orphan care as much as or more than the orphans need it. As counter intuitive as that statement seems, many find it true. We invite you to test it. Taste for yourself and see if there’s more to caring for orphaned and abandoned children than you previously thought. Once you do, please let us know – who needs whom?