Dominican Republic/Haiti Mission Trip Recap

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HIspaniola Dominican Republic/Haiti Mission Trip 2016

Two Nations. Five Ministries. One Trip

 

To God be the Glory!

Our team just returned from the Dominican Republic and Haiti and below you can see the recap from someone who was on the team. We praise God for those who support the work of the Gospel and those who go into the field. 

As the Bible says, “How beautifiul are the feet of those who bring good news."

LifeLight joined with 4 other ministries to be the hands and feet of Jesus as well as proclaim the Gospel to the people of Dajabon Dominican Republic and the border town of Quantamine Haiti.

Students gather to watch BMX tricks in Dominican Republic

This was a beautiful outreach and demonstrated the value of working together to reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus.

Thousands were reached with the Gospel in these two countries. We proclaimed the Gospel to the masses at festivals and in churches, schools, prisons, and in the streets.

February is “Love the Lost" month at LifeLight. The lost and the least of these matter to God.

"When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  Then he said to his disciples, The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matt 9:36-38

Below is the account of Andrea, who was part of the LifeLight team.

My name is Andrea Robertson. My 16 year-old daughter, Abby, my husband, Clay, and I just returned from the Dominican/Haiti Missions trip with Lifelight. What a beautiful experience to see the body of Christ come together. The Bible says that we are all different. We are all useful. Together, we complete the picture as we work together for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 12:12 The body is a unit, made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body.

Presenter preaches the Gospel in Dominican Republic. Woman and boy pose for a photo. A man hold children as they watch a concert.

So I guess the question is – Was it a vacation or a missions trip? Where was Jesus? What did you do to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ? Well, let me share my heart with you…

We held hungry, thirsty, filthy, adorable, shoeless, Haitian orphans in our arms and told them Jesus loved them. We touched them. No one there does that. The Dominicans look down on them. They roam the streets like wandering lost dogs. (James 1:27 Look after orphans and widows in their distress.) I am a mother. My heart was broken knowing that these children have no one. We shared God’s story with them and invited them to ask Jesus into their hearts. We kissed the tops of their heads. We prayed for them and with them. We bought them shoes. We showed them kindness. For several moments, I am sure beyond a shadow of a doubt – they saw Jesus face to face.

Boys stand in response to a question. A girl poses with younger girls. A man prays with some boys before playing soccer.

We held the hands of prisoners inside electrified prisons. We looked into their eyes and said, “Jesus Cristo te ama” which means, Jesus Christ LOVES you. It was beautiful to see nearly the entire group in prison raise their hands to receive Christ and “be set free.” In truth, and in all fairness, I was a little afraid to go into the prison but it was probably one of the most beautiful moments of the trip. The love of Christ was everywhere! Simply amazing. Again, for several moments, I am sure beyond a shadow of a doubt – they saw Jesus face to face. (Matthew 25:36 "I was in prison and you came to visit me.")

My daughter was overwhelmed when she helped lead 8 children at a special needs school to the Lord. The children in the Dominican were so grateful to receive booklets on God’s story. A little girl who could not read begged me to read the story to her. I took the book and shared the greatest story that could ever be told. The school children were filled with joy at our presence as we sang, preached, and did skits. It’s a beautiful thing that we brought a microphone and a speaker. Honestly, there were so many children that the ones that were outside the school grounds, climbed to the roof of a nearby building so they could listen too. Again, for several moments, I am sure beyond a shadow of a doubt – they saw Jesus face to face.

students gather for a lesson. A man is baptized in the ocean. A boy and man smile for the camera.

I felt so privileged to be like an imbedded reporter with the evangelists on the front lines for Christ. It is an experience my family and I will never ever forget. What a dear honor to be included in the group.

So thank you. God bless you. May God richly bless you for sharing your financial blessings with fellow believers! Jesus was with us every step of the way.
(And P.S. – We all had a blast! ☺)

Matthew 25:40 The King will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

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