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My sister in Christ, mentee and friend, Ritha, always wanted to go on a mission trip to Haiti. However, things just always seem to fall through. Then, on January 12th, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude Earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti and killed over 200,000 people. That did it for Ritha. She set out to go to Haiti and this time she wasn’t going to miss her opportunity.

She sent a letter to all of the student groups @ Fordham Law where she attends and asked if any were interested in going to Haiti. One replied affirmatively. They began to plan the trip and @ the 11th hour the dean approved the trip (which is the first of its kind at the school). On Sunday, March 14th, 2010 Ritha landed in Cabaret, Haiti with 14 students from the Fordham Law Disaster Relief Network and the Dean of Student Affairs. Since then she has been sending me tons of pictures of the devastation and life in Haiti. (We will be featuring these photos on our site as they come in.)

Many of us have felt a tug at our heart to get involved, support or start a particular ministry. We give it a try and at the first sign of failure we throw our hands up in the air and give up. Ritha could have given up on her desire to serve her country but she didnt . She persisted and when one door shut, she pursued another. As Christians, we must never allow the enemy to cause us to grow weary in doing good.

He knows that if we all were to stannd up for what is right and fulfill the missions God is calling us to do, the world would come to God. It is time that our lives are no longer just about our comfort zones and little world in a bubble. There are millions out there who we can help in some way or fashion. Some of them are right in our backyard.

Jesus showed us that in order to be a leader, we must first be a servant. We must learn to serve on another instead of just shouting out orders. Is there something God has been calling you to do that you have just pushed aside? If so, isn’t it time you made it happen?

I pray that we will all learn a little something from Ritha’s determination and heart for mission.

Memory Text

And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.”
– Mark 9:35, KJV”

Prayer Prompt
Dear Lord,
Thank you for teaching me that I am to have a heart of a servant. Show me where I can be useful to your children and give me the courage to step out in faith..


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