Jesus said "... And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:20b
From the mouths of children come some of the greatest inspirations and insights that you can ever fathom. Priceless pearls of wisdom or darts of brilliant light that help you to understand them and this world through their minds, words and actions. I don’t recall the name of the boy in the photo, he wore the same shirt on the three days I happened to see him during one week in October. He was one of the children chosen for our Trinity/HOPE interview as we try to get an idea of how many of these children were eating at home.
This young boy was happy to be in Ouanaminthe, in school and being fed. He hadn’t eaten before he went to bed the night before school and his parents had given him a cup of coffee for his morning nourishment…no food. When I asked what his favorite food was he said Trinity/HOPE rice and beans. What a great advertisement, “next time your mom goes to the store, tell her to pick up a box of the Trinity/HOPE rice & beans”. The boy was captured in another photo during the week, it was sent several weeks ago and he was shown with two other children with a bracelet on his wrist. He goes to school, perspiration popping up on his forehead, learning about geography, math…and Jesus. His life will touch others in the coming years and decades with the message of hope for those who have not heard of Jesus. Jesus tells us, “and surely I am with you always…”
You will meet many people in your life and do His work in many different ways along your journey. You may not realize it but you will make a difference in the lives of many through your words, encouragement and love. It is really important to concentrate on those times where we can truly make a difference in another life. Thank you for making that difference in over 23,000 lives, preparing His children to go share His message of salvation with the lost in Haiti.
Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
May God be with you…Jay