Much love coming to you from Haiti!

First off, thank you for all of your prayers. Keep them coming! Recently we have had a few members of our team get sick, so please pray for healing.

Man, I thought I was sweating a lot down in SoCal... the heat there is nothing compared to the humidity in Haiti. People keep asking me if I just got out of the shower, when in reality I just finished tying my shoes and was sweating from that...LOL.

These past few days have been amazing! I can't even start to explain how God is moving in our group & the local Haitians around us.

So, for those of you that know me. Know that I am not a morning person, at all. But I had the opportunity to lead a 4am service this morning. That's right, I said 4AM! Every Friday morning people from the local community meet under a little straw hut gazebo to praise God & to hear God's word. I taught on John 13, Love & some personal things that God was challenging me on. It was different having a translator, because I could only speak one sentence at a time then had to wait for it to be translated into Creole. I think that I preach better when I don't have too much time to think, because it forces me to depend on the Holy Spirit to speak through me more & not get my own human-self adding stuff that doesn't need to be said. It was such an amazing time just worshipping God that early with people that are just crazy for Him.

Most of the rest of the day was spent riding on an ATV through the country side to go help teach an art class to some local kids. Although a few of us did continue to help build a new house for an ex-witchdoctor. Let me tell you... those Haitian men can work HARD. They put me to shame, I gas out after 10mins working under the Sun.

I'm really excited for tomorrow. I have an opportunity to teach martial arts & self defense to the on-site security guards. Boo-ya!

It rained tonight during dinner, which was such a blessing. There was a cool rainbow & the lightning here travels horizontally. Oh, and we had fried chicken & mashed potatoes for dinner, yum yum, I was in my happy place!

Tonight we had the Haitian Church board members come over & explain how they view ministry & what God has been doing out here. It was so good to hear these men of God talk about how they just want to further God's Kingdom & how God has guided & blessed every step in the process. I wish there were more men like them in this world.

Well, it's about that time for me to go get ready for bed & let the mosquitoes dine on me. Let me leave you with one of my favorite quotes by, John Keith Falconer: "I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light."

Peace, Love & may God bless you,
- Chaz