God used Haiti to help save her life

Yesterday our church was blessed to hear our friend Carrie Roush-Tataille testify to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.  Carrie talked about her life before Jesus and her life after Jesus.  She talked about waking up in the hospital after taking some illegal drugs and having the doctor tell her she would soon be dead if she remained on her current path.  She talked about a crossroads where she had to decide whether to slip back into the old way or follow Jesus in a new way.  She chose Jesus and with that decision chose life.  With that bold decision to live for Jesus just like the Bible tells us Peter, James, and John did, Carrie finds herself seeing and playing a part in miracles just like Peter, James, and John did.

In a two year period, Jesus took Carrie from a dirt floor home in West Virginia where she was buying drugs to dirt floor homes in Haiti where she serves Him full time delivering beans and rice and His message of love, hope, salvation, and redemption to people who need those very things.

Yesterday after church, one of the people told me that God used Haiti to help save Carrie, and is using Carrie to help save Haiti.  Wise words.

I think there are a lot of us who want to live that kind of life.  At least I know I do.  I don’t mean necessarily moving to Haiti, but just to be obedient to whatever God has for us.  We’re just afraid.  Even for a week-long mission trip to Oklahoma, we want to know details and know what we’re getting into.  I think it’s what Jesus meant when He said you had to love Him more than money, more than security, and love Him even more than your family.

I want to live like that.  I’m pretty sure my wife wants to live like that.  And as scary as it is for us as parents, we want our sons to live like that.

“When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.” -Viktor Frankl

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