By Aaron Adams

Have you ever heard the phrase “you don’t know, what you don’t know”? Most of us learn by seeing, hearing, and doing. But, if we don’t learn, we probably don’t know. All that to be said, it was truly an honor and a privilege for us to have Salonique Adolphe with us at Mount Carmel on Sunday, April 23rd.

Personally, I knew of Salonique and Living Water Christian Mission, but honestly, I didn’t know a lot about Salonique and his mission in Gonaives, Haiti. It just so happened that I was set to be preaching on the Sunday that Salonique would be visiting with us. I couldn’t have been more thankful that it worked out the way that it did.

Here’s why:

It’s so easy to be focused on the tasks right in front of us. Life is often busy; schedules are filled to the brim and there are only so many days in the week. There is nothing wrong with a busy life, full schedules and so on, but it just makes it easier to lose track of what’s not right in front of me. I needed to hear the encouragement that Salonique provided to us on Sunday. I needed to be reminded of a God that is doing remarkable things all over the world ALL THE TIME, even when I don’t see them. I needed to be reminded that even in the chaos of the world, when things might appear hopeless and impossible, that God is still God, and he’s alive and active. I needed to be reminded that God is calling us to be ALL IN. I needed to hear the passion through which Salonique spoke.

We need Salonique and he needs us too. Ministry work is often hard work. Ministry work has a reputation of being lonely work at times. Salonique and Living Water Christian Mission are located primarily in Gonaives, Haiti. Gonaives is one of the oldest cities in Haiti and has a rich history. Haiti has endured many difficult hardships throughout the years. Devastating hurricanes and earthquakes, political turmoil, and ongoing unrest leading to gang violence.

Each time that a missionary partner visits with us at Mount Carmel, it’s an opportunity to be encouraged and to do the encouraging. It’s an opportunity for us to pray for, love, support and encourage our brothers and sisters who are doing ministry in other parts of the world. We might not always see their work, but God is using it, and lives are being changed. We don’t know, what we don’t know. But now, we know a little bit more about Salonique and the work God is doing through Living Water Christian Mission.

I love y’all!

Aaron Adams