There's an old saying that goes "God doesn't call the equipped, he equips the called." Old sayings have the way of hitting the nail on the head sometimes. Our team is called the Haiti Ladies and we are a small but mighty group of 5 who have been in an ongoing partnership between Constance and a group of women in Haiti involved in a vocational school with focus on crochet and sewing. We are building relationships with these strong and resilient young women along with support from our mission organization, Reach Global. They are developing a product line called Breadfruit Creations and we are helping with development and marketing so these women can earn money to help support themselves and their families. We are working with a local pastor who had this as his vision. So back to the old saying....There was to be a group of two of us coming to work on quality control of products to be sold at our upcoming Holiday Boutique at Constance as well as to continue to teach them in new skills to create items to be sold at our Global Marketplace. Through many circumstances beyond our control. one team member was unable to go one week prior to the trip and another person (Denise) graciously stepped in. We experienced a few travel snafus involving a passport problem and a lost hotel reservation in Miami, giving new meaning to the phrase "fleabag motel". However, God safely got us here today! Denise had to quickly get up to speed on the teaching process. I ,(Maria) as the team leader,do not possess sewing and crochet skills. Also , the arrangement of teaching a small group did not quite work out as planned so a slight change in our teaching plans had to be made. I would actually be called upon to do a skill check of sewing while Denise (with one week of prep) has to teach a larger group of 12 tomorrow! Both Denise and I are being stretched WAYYY beyond our comfort zones. But we reminded ourselves this is God's plan and purpose. We need to trust that he will reveal Himself through our weaknesses. What an awesome privilege to come along for the ride! We are looking forward to what God will do this week. We invite you to pray for us in this journey! 2 Corinthians 12:19 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power will rest on me.
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