2018 Haiti Mission: Meet Christin!

Hi, my name is Christin.  I was attending CCPV before my dad became its pastor. I moved to Denver, CO in 2014 with my husband Geoff and we attend Calvary Belmar in Lakewood. Currently, I work as the missions coordinator for CCPV and my husband and I are also youth leaders with Calvary Belmar's junior and senior high school ministry. We are lucky to have two home churches instead of just one. We also volunteer with Colorado's Collaborative Foster Care System working with kids in foster care as well as annual trips to Tanalian Bible Camp in Port Alsworth, Alaska to work with Alaska's at risk youth.

This will be my second trip to Haiti. I went last year and was moved by what God is doing there. God opened my eyes and gave me a new perspective on missions. It wasn’t my job to bring Jesus to the people of Haiti. It wasn't my job to feed them or heal them. Jesus was already there doing those things. He sent me to be a connection and to show them Jesus' love so that they see the work he is already doing in their lives and in their communities.

I am excited to be the team leader this year but I pray that I step out of the way of what God wants to do and let him be the true leader of the team. I am excited to be going back with Katie and Maltresa. We formed a special bond working together last year and it is comforting knowing that we already make such a great team. My husband will be joining me this year too which is such an incredible blessing.  Having a spouse who loves to serve God with me is an answer to my prayers.

I ask for prayer for our team to act as one cohesive unit and that the Holy Spirit would be the driving force behind everything we do. I pray that none of us go in there thinking we know what's best or to empower ourselves but that we instead empower others so that they may better serve their community. I ask for personal prayers that God gives me wisdom and strength to face any challenge in a way that glorifies him. Please pray that we do not miss any opportunities to be God's servants and that we will be a true example of His love for the world.  

It isn't for us to ask what God's plan is four our lives but to ask how we can be a part of God's plan to save the world.

What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. - 1 Corinthians 3:5-9