May 23, 2011
Hello, everyone!! I am writing to you on the heels of what proved to be an absolutely phenomenal weekend with our
team. This weekend our team got together for a retreat at Lake Lanier to spend time together building team unity, learning more about where we all come from, and learning how God may want to utilize each of our different talents to work with the people of Haiti. Our team originally came together as a group of singles from the Buckhead Church community that serve within different environments as leaders. Many would say that it might be difficult to put 23 leaders together in one group and ask them to work together, but as a team: we jumped over ropes, body surfed over ropes, sat on shoulders to turn carpets over, and worked our way through human knots. I mean… if we can get 23 people over a rope (without touching it… well… more than 3 times) that stands almost taller than myself (I say that like the height is impressive)… we can widen roads and dig trenches in Haiti ;) Haiti
Our team includes: teachers of all levels, engineers, many from the business world, consultants, contractors, Canadians ;), Midwesterners, Northerners, Southerners, some who live off of coffee, and others who wake up best after a “3 – 4 mile run.” Some of our team members come from the foundation of a Christian home and many do not. The one thing we all have in common: a desire to spread the Gospel and extend the reality that Christ is our Lord and through Him we can accomplish anything!
I am humbled that God has put me with such an outstanding group of adults! It is through Him, and your continued support, that I have been afforded the opportunity to get to know these people so that we may continue our work in furthering the
. I will never be able to express the depth of my gratitude to each of you for your prayers and financial support. You are a part of this journey, just as much as I am, and I’m so excited to continue sharing the experience with you. I’ll be in touch! Kingdom of God
“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united in Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.” ~ Philippians 2:2