As the plane was landing in Port Au Prince, I could see the devastation from the air. I had to remember a prophetic word I received during prayer for the Haiti trip…. “SEE the possibilities through God’s eyes”.
The team of 12, led by Rev. Lucie Poirier and her husband Mark, first ministered at orphanage led by her sister. Thirty-five children reside there. Our team of Eagles was wonderful! They taught dance workshops to the children and led them in a Jericho March.
Taking twice a day baths with OFF insect repellant just made me say, “Praise God! I am having another fun adventure with Jesus!”
The Lord opened the door for us to participate in three nights of an open air crusade in the community. On Thursday night of the open air crusade, Eagles went forth in dance declaring “Our God is Greater,” and Pastor Rekesha Pittman preached “He Wants Me to Have It,” and prayed for many who were ready to move forward in purpose. On Sunday, the closing night of the crusade, I preached about the “Gospel of the Kingdom” and hundreds received prayer for healing.
Towards the end of our mission on Saturday, we were able to spend a day ministering to children through dance workshops and activities. The Lord blessed us to feed over 230 children on that day! What an amazing time we had!
Since Haiti was dedicated to the devil, it is saturated with darkness. The team said they heard voodoo chants all during the night and the smell of drugs.
The pastor we connected with has been praying a long time for true men and women of God to come. The people of Haiti don’t have free education. Many do not get educated because they cannot afford it. His vision is to help the elderly and children and to build a training center.
The people seem to accept things the way they are. The children are not taught to clean up or pick up trash. The electricity goes on and off. The water goes on and off. The water was never hot. We always took cold showers. We slept in mosquito nets. Thank God for portable fans!
Pray for the body of Christ in Haiti. There seem to be many religious activities but no sign of Kingdom. They only know what the pastors tell them because many cannot read.
The children want to be loved but they are spoken to very harshly by adults. It is a militant society.
Through the heat, mosquitoes, devastation and poverty, we were able to see people filled with dreams, hopes, faith and vision! We praise God for His beautiful children in Haiti and the opportunity to serve.
I fell in love with Haiti and her people. As May approaches, I am scheduled to go to Suriname, Canada and Tortola, BVI. If the Lord is opening doors for you to go into the world, go without fear. Go with His blessing and a heart to serve His people with unconditional love.
I flew through El Salvador. In the airport, I saw a man in the line with a Chipotle bag. I got so excited until he told me he had brought it from home. LOL….
On to Honduras….I was met at the airport by the Pastor, Apostle Lilly, Apostle Patricia and team of Jubilee from Costa Rica. We then traveled one and a half hours to a small town where we stayed in a guest house. It was very nice! No ants and air conditioning equals very nice!
Spiritually, I found it to be a hard place. I had been there before with Apostle Chuck Pierce, but this time, we went to a different part of Honduras. My experience was different this time. On this trip, the people seemed somewhat apathetic, perhaps because the weather is so hot that it drains the breath out of you. It made hard conditions for teaching, both spiritually and in the natural.
Traveling internationally always takes a cultural adjustment. While driving back to the airport, very early in the morning, we were stopped twice by the police. The drivers had to show their ID. I was very glad to get back to US!
In March of 2013, I was blessed to go to Korea for the first time. I was afraid I was not going to be able to go. I found out two days prior to my departure date that the ticket had been cancelled. The airline stated they sent a confirmation email to Korea but received no response. So they cancelled the ticket.
I panicked and called my contact at 3:00 AM Korean time. She said, “Call back in ten minutes.” I called American Airlines back and was told that the only way I could get there was to pay $13,000! Right! I didn’t like that answer, called again and was told that I could get there, if I changed airports in Tokyo. OMG! I called my contact back and she had worked it out on line. My flight schedule changed but at least I would get there. Wow! God is more than amazing! More than wonderful!
Where do I start? Korean Air….my first trip on that airline. I left Friday morning and arrived Saturday evening. The flight attendants are so beautiful and you begin to experience Korean culture immediately. Their kindness and service is a lesson much needed throughout the world!
Delicious food! “Bibimbap” was my first taste of Korean food. The name means “mixed”. So you mix, in a bowl, rice and other foods I did not recognize, and top it off with hot pepper sauce. Sooooo good! Soup-delicious! Tea-delicious! Everything- delicious!
The staff was kind enough to fly me there in business class. Ahhhh the life! Business class makes long international trips sooooo much better and easier.
Upon arrival, I was picked up in what I later found out was the most expensive car in Korea. The car was given to the Pastor as a gift from a church member.
I was taken to the club floor of the Lotte World hotel which is a five star hotel. Nice! The club lounge provided breakfast, lunch and dinner at no charge. Perfect. I must have been very tired: I slept 15 hours!
Seoul City is filled with high rise buildings, all the same off-white color.
The toilet seat was heated and it squirted water to clean you. Interesting! The bed was very comfortable. I really enjoyed watching International Cable News Network (CNN). It makes you feel somewhat connected to the rest of the world and gets you out of the bubble of the western world.
My first service was on Sunday night. I met the Pastors of the church. I ministered on Throne room worship with movement activation. I found out that the Pastor LOVES movement activation! The more, the better.
On Monday, we traveled another hour up into the snow covered mountains. It was freezing! I went to teach at the Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI), founded by Peter Wagner. They have camp grounds with a dormitory, a cafeteria and a meeting hall. They also have a three story house which provides very nice living quarters. Apostle Veronica Smith accompanied me and we stayed on the top floor.
Korean people always go out of their way to serve you and make you feel at home. The WLI classes began Monday night, all day Tuesday and Wednesday, and half of the day on Thursday. There were 8 sessions in all. I found out that the Pastor wanted movement activation in each class! Whew! I worked hard but I had soooo much fun. The people were willing and wanted to learn. They worshipped freely. Three ladies want to sign up for EITI and 40 ladies signed up for Chayil Women International!
I have never met so many happy, smiling people. One day, I smiled so much, my jaws got tired.
I ate new foods and met new friends in Christ. Priceless! We went back to Seoul City on Thursday afternoon. Friday was to be my day off but the Pastor wanted me to minister at his church.
“Are we going to dance?” he asked. Of course! Earlier that day I heard about the desire of North Korea to do pre-emptive nuclear strikes against the US and South Korea. So we did prophetic demonstration and movement activation to 2 Chronicles 20 where Jehoshaphat defeated Moab and Ammon who came to war against him. I think they got it!
Over the course of my stay, I discovered that the Pastor is a true worshipper who has written 200 songs. So his favorite line became, “one more time”, meaning sing the song again, sing another song or do the dance again. I love his child-like heart before God.
He told me of how God blessed them to be able to purchase a museum for only 4 million dollars. He took me on a tour of the new museum and outlined his vision for a new sanctuary and training school. He wants me to be involved in starting a dance school on the new property. He also invited me back next February and wants me to stay even longer to minister with the young people.
Three services were held on Saturday. I had prepared for business men, but I found out that most were not business men and …….the Pastor wanted to dance. He requested “HINEN”I for the first message; the second was “Gatekeepers” with activation. The third session was in question. Five minutes before it began, the Lord impressed on my heart to do movement activation to the names of God! So we declared His name over our lives and over Korea through movement. The Pastor said this had been the best WLI gathering since he had been having WLI! Wow! Praise God!
I saw such US staples as Baskin Robbins, Starbucks and Popeyes! Koreans love to eat! The table would be filled with so many different delicious dishes. When I went shopping I noticed that most things seemed rather expensive. I did go souvenir shopping in a little Korean shop. I found out that the owners are Christians so they blessed me.
Can’t wait to come back! Thank you Lord!