Miracle on Voodoo Mountain: A Young Woman’s Remarkable Story of Pushing Back the Darkness for the Children of Haiti by Megan Boudreaux was an incredible book!
This is the true story of Megan, how at the age of 24, kept having a recurring dream, finally realizing it was God calling her to Haiti, and going all in on faith alone. She quit her job and flew to Haiti, not knowing anyone there nor exactly what God had in mind for her to accomplish there.
Wow, what unfolded was completely and utterly awesome! God’s hand went before Megan and with Megan, literally moving mountains and unfolding a beautiful, amazing plan that could only be our great God. Megan’s faith to be willing to be used by God is astonishing and shows us how God moves and uses miracles still today.
At every turn, there is suspense, wonder, tears, praise, holy anger, and motherly joy. My emotions ran a gamut through this book and my faith was undergirded reading what God has done.
I didn’t know much about the Haitian culture before reading this book, but through Megan’s story I learned so much. She conveyed things about the social system, adoption and corrupt orphanages, their lack of education, findings of restavek’s (child slaves), and the scary voodoo religions that I never knew. She brought awareness deep into my heart of compassion.
As a married mom of three young kids, I can’t do anything radical like Megan did. But I can pray and that is powerful. I follow her ministry, Respire Haiti, and have specific ways to pray. I would love to be able to meet Megan and visit the schools and hospital that comprise Respire Haiti one day. To scoop up some of those braided hair, wide-eyed Haitian kids and show them God’s love would be unbelievable.
However, it also reminds me that likely there are others living in our own neighborhoods where we need to exemplify God’s love just as much. I am so glad I read this book for so many reasons and I highly recommend it.
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