This is a new picture of J.T. from my trip to #Haiti last week, but the following caption is from a photo I posted about him back in February 2015. He's such an incredible man, that it's worth sharing again. I'll be posting more from Haiti throughout the week.⠀
This is Jeantyrard Elmera, or JT for short. In movies and pop culture, you often hear the phrase “The man, the myth, the legend”. This is JT. Those of us lucky enough to have met him believe he may actually be part angel (seriously). JT can’t be reduced to a simple title, but if he had to be, it would be the minister of the Delmas 28 Church of Christ in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. There is not enough space on the internet to adequately describe the impact this man has had on Haiti. Over the years he’s been directly responsible for hundreds of churches and orphanages being established in Haiti. He’s also been responsible directly and in-directly for tens of thousands of Haitian’s coming to know Christ and being baptized. He suffers from legal blindness, children being kidnapped and family living in the U.S. that he only gets to see occasionally.⠀
Yet, he has joy. He’s not just happy. He has joy. There’s no question when you spend more than five minutes with him that while he understands suffering tremendously, more than anyone reading this likely understands it, sharing Christ to his people brings him great joy. He understands the obstacles in front of him more than anyone, yet he perseveres. He pushes onward in the hopes of changing everyone he meets for the better. #haiti#thehaitifund#angel#hopeforhaiti#portauprince#ministry#japhotoandvideo
Between the clouds photos are a dime a dozen. But I hope to never stop being amazed at the view and the concept that we are in the flippin' sky!
One last moment by the pool before hopping on a ✈️ for United States 🇺🇸!