Our church's youth group planned and executed a week-long conference in November. It was impressive.
They invited churches from out of town to visit. They prepared worship. They prepared special music. They prepared a theme for the week complete with a Bible memory verse and theme song. And they prepared a big concert to act as a grand finale!
I played keyboard several evenings. There were powerful, moving messages encouraging young Christians to be a model for the world. I believe young lives were changed.
On the big Sunday closing concert, the youth group presented many songs. Other groups from other churches sang as well. It is always a blessing to spend an afternoon hearing Haitian Christians sing the glory of God. The ASAPH Brass Band was invited to perform as well. We played WORTHY IS THE LAMB, a nationwide favorite by Micheal W. Smith. We also played a great popular tune in Haiti : MY LIFE IS NOT AN ACCIDENT. And we closed with THE LOVE OF GOD, our theme song.
What was most remarkable to me, was sitting and watching the young people. I was in Haiti for the birth of so many of them. I remember them coming to school as slobbering little wobbly kids. I remember seeing many of them 'come alive' as young primary school students. And now they are leading worship, coordinating activities for the Kingdom of God.
My position as long-term missionary is a beautiful one. I thank God for it.
Missionary in Haiti.