Reposted from ScottPitman.com to BalanHaiti.com after a 2nd Trip to Balan, Haiti by popular request:
Original Post Date: December 2009
BACKGROUND: Recently my Father-in-Law, my Son and I traveled to Haiti with Numana and the Salvation Army. The trip was incredible; and has been a topic of much conversation, training and stories from me as I have shared them with my Suzuki of Wichita family.
IMPORTANT READING COMPREHENSION POINT: I WENT TO HAITI
THE VERBAL TYPO: I found out today that one of my salespeople (who wishes to remain anonymous) has been telling people that:
“Yeah, Scott recently went to Hades.”
THE CHALLENGE: In Christian theology, the term hades refers to the abode of the dead. This is parallel to the Hebrew Sheol (grave or dirt-pit) and the English Hell (Old English, hel), which was derived from Norse mythology for the land of the dead (see Hades in Christianity).
TRANSLATED: My salesperson has been telling people (with a smile on his face and expectant enthusiasm from his customer) that “Yeah, Scott recently went to Hell.”
SOLUTION: By the grace of God, I am saved by a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and I won’t be traveling to Hades. I pray that each of you gets a chance to visit Haiti and make a difference among the starving of the world. I pray that each of you has a personal relationship with Christ so that you don’t every visit Hades!