The word maranatha is found in 1 Corinthians 16:22 where Paul concludes his letter to the people of Corinth. The Aramaic phrase "marana tha" translates to "come Lord". Toward the end of his first letter to the Corinthians Paul asks the believers to accept his disciples who are coming to Corinth to minister to them. He then rebukes the non-believers with the powerful core statement of faith, Our Lord Comes! It is a statement that overcomes all skepticism and doubt, calling all believers to action.
For us too, we are here in Haiti because of our core belief that the Lord Jesus is coming and so we are called to minister to his people as disciples of His Word. It is our belief in His coming that gives us the strength to overcome the obstacles we face every day here in Haiti . And it is in our expectation of our Lord coming that gives us a sense of urgency to show the Spirit of Jesus Christ to the children of Haiti through our ministry.