It has been a while since I have posted anything because it is just crazy how time gets away from you. I will be returning to Haiti May 5th to the 17th and it is going to be so jammed packed with things to do, that I sometimes don't know where to start. When I go back this time, I want to start teaching some simple financial education classes. This is stepping way out of the box for me. I'm not really a teacher in the manner that you stand up in front of a class and spout facts. I'm more of a discussion type of person. So, I am attempting to come up with a plan that uses both. Ricardo, my translator will play a big role in this process. I also want to be sensitive to the cultural differences. You only need one trip to Haiti to realize that the people there do not operate on the same wave length that we do here in the states. Heck, for the most part, we Americans don't have the best reputation in the rest of the world because of how we try to ram the way we think things should be done down other peoples throats. Just because that is the way it is done here in the states, doesn't mean it is the best way to do it somewhere else.
I've never walked in a Haitian's shoes , and to be honest, I sometimes have a hard time wrapping my brain around it. This upcoming trip will be my 7th and I am still on a huge learning curve.But, what I do know ,is that the relationships I have been building are crucial for Regenesis Project to proceed. I wish I could say that I have some grandiose plan all laid out that I intend to follow, but I don't. One day at a time,one step at a time. Sometimes it is 2 steps forward, then 1,2, or even 3 steps back. All I know is that God has opened doors (and shut a few), a few friends are supportive of what I see as a vision, and just enough money has been there (no more, no less). In fact, financially, this whole Haiti thing (as some detractors would call it) makes no sense at all. However, I view it as a test for me to grow. I need to trust God to provide what is needed.
So, in these next few weeks, I ask for your prayers and financial support if you are able. I will be cramming like I am studying for final exams. ( I not only have to do this financial curriculum, but I desperately need to work on my Creole) April is going to be a long month in the regular work department also. Take care and God bless.