Preparing 4 His Kingdom


Encouragement from Erica Lerisse

Choose to See the Good

March 16, 2024

Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

About 17 years ago We had legally purchased a piece of property for the church in HAITI.  Had good papers, a good relationship with the seller and the work was going forward.  The problem came when relatives of the seller were angry because they did not get a share of the sale. In their anger they came to our church property with spray paint and ruined the inside of the 

Open air building and with sledge hammers began breaking down the wall we had begun. Down the mountain we got news of what was happening and ran to the church property to be met by a greedy and angry mob.  Immediately the police were called and now our church people and the thugs were engaged.

At 30 minutes, no police;  1 hour, no police.  At 2 hours after sending some one to the police station they sent word, “there’s no gas in the police car, we can’t come”. We sent money to put gas in the car.  “Those thugs are our relatives, we won’t come”

I had a very scary accident in Haiti when the breaks locked up as I was driving down the mountain.  A little boy on a donkey was hit, the wall of a house destroyed.  The mob gathered at the scene.  Would they burn the car and kill the driver as was their custom?  An angel unawares grabbed my babies and me and hid us in his house. The police were called.  After waiting 3 hours they never showed up and our lawyer sent us home; Only to be presented with a warrant for my arrest for a “hit and run”

It is a gift, a blessing to be able to pick up the phone at any hour of the day or night , any day of the week when there is danger or trouble and know that you can call the police, whose job it truly is to protect and to serve, and within moments you have the man power that you need.

It is so easy to focus on the negatives.  Choose to see the good and give thanks unto the Lord.