Friday, November 14, 2014

Reciprocal Learning...

How much do you think this man
could teach you? You might be surprised.
I wrote last week about the concepts that our American Church teams should be teaching while they are here in Haiti.  We need to be thinking about Discipleship, not only doing physical projects.  The physical projects are a big part of what I think God wants us to be doing, but let's not allow those projects to displace the Gospel work of making disciples.

Today, I want to emphasize that it goes both ways.  Not only do Americans need to be investing in Haitians, but we want to facilitate a learning process where Americans are learning from Haitians too.  We have found that this happens naturally by simply being present with one another, but now we want to double down on our efforts to accelerate reciprocal learning.

Listen up Americans, we need help!  I believe the American Church has just as many problems as the Haitian Church, if not more, and we are ignorant of the fact that some of these problems even exist.  We need to invest in one another so we can grow up into who God wants us to be (like Christ).  We want to facilitate partnerships that change lives and reconcile souls that will undoubtedly transform churches, marriages, families, communities, institutions... no matter your zip code.

What are some of the things that I think Haitians need to teach us Americans?

Respect for One Another
Respect for God
Perseverance and Endurance
Sanctity of Worship/Scripture/God
Authority of Scripture
Supernatural vs Natural World

I have so much to learn.  So do you.  Let's learn together... in partnership.

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