Pierre turned 4 in July.
He loves playing with his friends and to sing and that makes me smile.
He wants to be a driver when he grows up (and Jon LOVES driving)
He is a happy kindergartner.
He is now a part of our family.
A couple of months ago our church introduced us to the organization, Mission of Hope.
"As an organization following Jesus Christ, Mission of Hope exists to bring life transformation to every man, woman, and child in Haiti. We desire to serve the nation of Haiti, and see lives changed."
A MOH postcard has been on our fridge ever since then but it wasn't until Sunday that we actually did something with it. Sunday's service was about giving. Why give? Because God willingly and freely gives us so much undeserved love and forgiveness. Our pastor challenged us to give. He told us that if we make more than $2,000 a YEAR that we are richer than 80% of the world. If we make more than $25,000 a year, we are richer than 99% of the world. I am guessing you are very rich. He challenged us to tithe, which is to give the first 10% of your income, for 3 months and promised God would deliver. God has given me life and freedom, why is it so hard to give back to Him? He even said that if after 3 months we regret giving that 10%, our church will refund us. Isn't that amazing.
I've felt very vulnerable lately. And the good kind of vulnerable. I feel like my heart is so open and thirsting for God to work inside me. I feel like He wants me to do something great. I am just not sure what that is. After hearing those statistics and thinking about the postcard on our fridge, we immediately went home and adopted little Pierre. Did you know that $35 a month sends him to school, gives him food, clothing and medicine? $35 is a date night. Or an unnecessary trip to Forever 21. But now...we are saving his life.
So today I ask you for prayers. Prayers for Pierre and his friends at the Grand Chemin Housing Project in Haiti. Prayer that someone finds the kindness in their heart to share their wealth. To save a life.
We can't wait to get to know Pierre through letters and notes. It's been 3 days and we've already talked about visiting Haiti someday (our church does a lot of work there).