Listen – it’s not that we don’t like America. We do. We love it.
But every once in a while you just have to trade out your paved roads, air conditioning, and Philly Cheese Steak for a bit of dirt, heat, and beans.
It’s good to get uncomfortable with the comfort. It’s good to hug small children who crave positive affection, to capture their smiles in your mind and behind the lens, to tell their stories and be the megaphone they wish they had. It’s good to get covered in dust and pain and sweat. It’s good because it’s love speaking loud. It’s the Kingdom, here and now. It’s what a lot of this whole thing on Earth is about.
Andy and I are off to Haiti. We’re going with our viewfinders glued to our eyes and our hearts bursting wide with affection and deep love.
We have been given the incredible opportunity to meet the beautiful people of Haiti. Where we can capture their hearts on film and bring their stories home. We have no idea what will come of it, but it can only get better from here.
We get to travel with some amazing people from our home away from home. These people are passionate about the country of Haiti and it resonates in you like a symphony. It’s contagious and I’ll soon be privileged enough to see why.
So, I’ll be sweating my bum off for the next week. But do not worry. I’ll soon be back with all sorts of stories, photos, and sweet treats for you!
In the meantime, I challenge you to do something uncomfortable. It doesn’t always have to be a trip to Haiti. Sometimes it’s simple. Like giving a stranger (or a friend!) a compliment. Or getting to know your neighbor next door. (Baked goods always help with this process). Or feeding the beautiful people at the local shelter.
Whatever you do, do something crazy others-focused this week. It will make you come alive.