Story by Sara from recent Haiti mission team in May that served through outreach, evangelism & a VBS:
My big "take away" was the importance of education.
There is certainly a need for education of geography, language, science and other areas, but I was mostly interested that there are so many different religions in Haiti that look so similar.
Most of the people we engaged, didn't see the epic difference between Baptist Christians, 7th day Adventist, or Jehovah's witness. They are all people who go to church and believe in a higher power. We talked to some ladies who believed they were going to heaven because they were good people. We were able to share with them that they are going to mess up in this life but there is grace in the cross.
There is so much hope in our gospel message.
I am reading in Galatians now and Paul goes to Peter in Chapter 2 and sets him straight on what the Gospel is. In verse 15, he says, "...So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified."
We don't need to add anything to the Gospel. Intense rituals and our moral compass tend to cloud our vision. It's important to remember first the simplicity of the gospel message.