PIGNON, Haiti – Even after being home from her mission trip to Haiti for more than a week, Casey Funk is still experiencing a bit of culture shock.
A member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Neosho, Funk went from the hustle and bustle of a busy life at home to the quiet and slower pace of a Haiti. But though the noise and distractions were gone, the urgency of the gospel was stark.
Funk was part of a team of 27 Missourians from Fellowship, Sweetwater Baptist, Diggins Baptist and Living Stones Community Church in Blue Springs.
“There wasn’t a single place we went where people didn’t accept Jesus,” she said. “The entire team was surprised when Haitians would would walk up and say, ‘I need to receive Jesus.’ We were floored when men and their entire household prayed to receive Christ. One man would say ‘today is the day I am going to be saved,’ and he pulled up a chair for his wife and said she will be saved as well. We said this was a personal decision, but she sat down and said ‘Oh no, today is the day of my salvation!’ Then she pulled up another chair and the daughter sat down and said ‘Today is the day of my salvation!’”
The teams from the Missouri churches led women’s ministries, Vacation Bible Schools, distributed radios tuned to a Christian radio station and containing the New Testament in their language, and various construction projects.
The lostness of Haiti and the people’s hunger for the Gospel is what stood out most to Funk.
“Haiti does not need humanitarian efforts, they need Jesus.” She said, “Jesus said it best, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed.’”
“As Americans, in our country or throughout the world, we can worry and fret about economy, poverty, government corruption, or healthcare but only one thing is needed,” she said. “Jesus. He is the answer to it all.”