Crown of Beauty Magazine The Brave Issue - Page 20

but soon grew to cover my fears in all areas of the mission trip. I became confident in what the Lord was calling me to. Sure, my fear was still there, but, as I prepared and eventually went to Haiti, faith gently took its place in my heart. There were many adventures in my 10 days there, but the Lord was with me through them all.

This experience reminds me just how great our God is. He gave me the strength to follow Him bravely, a lesson I have continued to learn in the two years since I went to Haiti. I think that was the biggest point of my going there. I was able to learn about nursing while serving many people there. I also made friends, both Haitian and American.

I became confident in what the Lord was calling me to. Sure, my fear was still there, but faith gently took its place in my heart.

Ultimately, I realized that nursing was not my passion, but mission work certainly was. And, most importantly, I learned about the faithful and mighty God we serve.

Psalm 27:1 says “The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?” And this was truly real for me when I traveled to Haiti.

I may not always know how, when, or where God is taking me, but I know that my fear has no place in those plans.

"This experience reminds me just how great our God is. He gave me the strength to follow Him bravely, a lesson I have continued to learn in the two years since I went to Haiti."