I just want to take a moment and say a BIG THANK YOU to Emily Spring for taking the time, energy, and effort to post every day about our orphans. You know in order to share stories about them – you have to really get to know them. In order to know their personalities, their quirks, the silly things they say and do – you have to spend quality time with them. I’m not sure even I know everything that Emily does about these precious sons & daughters of ours.
So thank you Emily for being not only the Face of Jesus – but the loving mother – the open arms – the comfortable lap – the listening ears – and the best friend……. to the least of these. You are SO loved deep down in their hearts.
Wrapping Up October…
So I know that it is already nearing the middle of November (crazy, right?!) but I felt like I should still post a blog wrapping up our month of October is for Orphans!
First off I just want to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who reads my blog posts. Thank you to everyone who shares them on social media. Thank you to everyone who commits to pray big circles around these kids. Thank you to everyone who takes a step of faith and sponsors one of these children.
Because without you, none of this would really be possible. Without you there would be one less person getting to know these kids. One less person sharing their stories. One less person praying over them. One less person sponsoring them.
And honestly, they need you. These beautiful, amazing, precious little children of God need you in their lives and in a crazy, amazing way sponsorship allows two very different worlds, two very different places, and two very different people to connect. And honestly, you probably need them too. Maybe even more than they need you…
Like I’ve shared before, these sweet children at the Mole campus orphanage have changed my life. Honestly, everyone I’ve met in Haiti has changed me in some small way, and probably even more than I have changed them. But these little kids in particular have stolen my heart outright. And God has used them to change my heart – to break it wide open in order to allow me to love deeper still. I love this quote by Amy Carmichael and although I definitely have a long way to go in loving people, God has definitely started teaching me this in Haiti.
“He said ‘Love… as I have loved you.’ We cannot love too much.”
– Amy Carmichael
John 13:34-35 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
If you haven’t yet made the commitment to join a Family Tree as a sponsor, don’t worry, it’s never too late! A Family Tree isn’t complete without 10 sponsors each pledging $30/month to fully fund a child through NWHCM. And I know that in all the NWHCM programs – theorphanages, the Miriam Center, the Nutrition Program, the neighboring villages, the Birthing Center, and the gran moun home – there is a Family Tree that isn’t complete without you!
So I encourage you to not only continue praying for the kids we circled here on Circle Haiti but also all the individuals connected with the mission and all the ministry they have going on there. Pray big, bold prayers around these precious people and pray that not only with God meet their physical needs but that He will fulfill their deepest spiritual needs.
And along with continuing to circle all our kids in prayer throughout the year, I encourage you to go back through our posts highlighting each of them. Check out the 2014 October category on our blog or go ahead and use the search bar to rediscover posts about a specific child. Read their stories again and pray for them.
Pray over them, pray circles around them, pray Scripture for them, and pray for sponsors for them. Also, pray that God might open your heart to be willing to do whatever it is He is calling you to do – whether that is being a prayer warrior, becoming a sponsor, sharing the stories, or going on a trip – pray that He will give you the strength and faith to follow Him in obedience.