One of our international students is Shamma Lorrean from Haiti. He continues his testimony about how God used his circumstances to bring him to Clear Creek.
“I couldn’t breath and my knee was bleeding,” continued Shamma. “Frightened and badly injured, I became unconscious and woke up to discover that I had been saved by a friend who helped get me out of the building. It was a miracle. I should have been dead.
“My friend had been in the building a couple of minutes before the quake and had left unexpectedly. If he had stayed, he would have been dead like the rest,” he said.
“After several days, through the indescribable destruction of the dead and dying, I was able to find my way back to my family. For the next year, my family and I spent our lives living and struggling in a city of makeshift tents,” Shamma recalled. “This was the worst year of my life!”
“But I feel like God put me through this disaster and kept me alive because He wanted to break my pride. He changed my hardened heart to a new heart that now wants to serve and love Him and others,” he said.
“During these dark times, God sent some of His servants to come and take care of me and my family. I had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people from America, Dr. John Williamson and his family, who have become a big help for me and involved in my life restoration.
“After all that I had been through, God restored me and put me back where I belonged,” said Shamma. “I got back to church to serve alongside my Dad. I began to be more and more involved in the youth and children’s ministry and also became more concerned about the social life of the people in our community.
“I began coordinating programs to help churches provide basic needs to people through health care, feeding programs and education,” he added. “This was a great way to witness to people in a country like Haiti. In Haiti today, there are actually people who live from hand to mouth, not knowing where the next meal is coming from. They can’t even provide their own food for a day. I feel God wants me to help care for these people.”
… To be continued