Five days ago, Pastor Andy came to South Carolina! Yepp, the same Pastor Andy that we spent five weeks with in Haiti just a few months ago. Guess who was pumped? THIS GIRL! Chris, Walt, Teesh, and myself picked him up at the airport on Sunday night holding signs + wearing big smiles, and you better believe I was prepared with camera in-hand to document every second of his arrival. While he was in the upstate, he got to experience the snowpocalypse of twenty-fourteen, something he's definitely not used to in Port-de-Paix!
Instead of sticking to his premeditated schedule, the snow provided him an opportunity to simply be still + rest. Lots of people had lots of agendas for him, but nothing went according to plan because of the snow. Fortunately, we were finally able to conquer the icy roads and spend a few hours with him last night. It was so fantastic to just hear his voice, and hearing all about how the Lord has been working at Hope Vision since we left made it even better. I don't know why our God chose to attach us with Haiti and lead us to fall hopelessly in love with the land + its people, but one thing is for sure: the Bargerons are so thankful He did. I can assure you that you could search all over this whole world and never find anyone else who loves our Father + Lord + Savior quite like Pastor does. Being able to call him my brother in Christ is one of the greatest blessings I've ever received, no doubt about that.
"My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one."