IN THE USA
Being in the USA is always a curious time for me. The cultures are not the same. As good as I have gotten at adapting to both, the first days and weeks are filled with tiny shocks.
Like the toilet paper. In Haiti my toilet paper is so thin that you need to wrap your hand about ten times in order to be...safe. Here, if you do that, you'll stop up the toilet.
And TV is full of commercials for medicine. Don't see that in Haiti...ever.
I've been visiting churches and playing a short piece of a service that I recorded in Haiti. It's from a special service at our church's annual conference. It's remarkable how different worship is here. Here in the land of sooo many blessings where we enjoy sooo much, worship is often quiet and reserved. The energy meter might tick up to three or four on a scale of ten. Whereas in Haiti, where people eat less than they should and suffer more than seems fair, their worship is full of joy and emotion. The energy meter rarely dips down to four. Why do we, with so many blessings, find it difficult to be excited about God while people who suffer do it so easily ?
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Missionary in Haiti.