While running errands in town today, a strange number appeared on my cell phone. I pick up and the person on the other end says, “Bon Jour!” I immediately recognize my husband’s voice behind these French words. I smiled from ear to ear! So good to hear from him. I choke as I inhale and get excited. I yell…and then the call dropped. Minutes pass as I pray and ask God to please let him call again. He does. We talk for about 30 seconds this time. Dropped. A third time he says he only has a minute and he wants me to know that he loves and misses me and the children. He wishes we were all together. He has had a great trip but he is ready to return home to his family. He said he is lonely.
Of course I am dying to ask about his injury. I do. He says, “It’s okay now. Jessica, it was really. really bad.” He went on to explain, that they were praying for him right after it happened and by the time they got back to the base camp it was closed up. He said he must have hit an artery or something because of the way the blood was pumping out. At its deepest point it was likely 1/4 inch deep. I ask, “How is it now?” Seems fine he says. He is keeping it clean and covered. Phew!
I ask about the project and ministry opportunities. He asked that we pray for the paining to be completed early tomorrow. I was a little confused thinking that everything was complete already. However, the building was completed Monday, the first day. After that the windows and doors went in, and then the painting needed to be finished. The team was able to help others finish up their projects since they had some time. The families will move in tomorrow, Friday, and the homes will be dedicated. Then our team leaves Haiti on Saturday to return home to Hawai’i Sunday night.
Ben also asked for prayer as they are planning to go into a tent city to pray for people tomorrow.
Thank you Lord for your continued faithfulness over this team. I do pray that you would help them to complete any and all tasks that they need to have done by tomorrow. Lord, make a way for them to go minister to the people in the tent city. Let them see healing and salvation. Continue to bless and protect them as they minister and travel. Please bring them home safely to their families. Thank you Lord. In Jesus name. Amen.