One Child’s Heart for Haiti…
1 Timothy 4:12 - Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
One of our beloved advocates, who's received her Block of Hope campaign kit, sent us this email. We would love to share it with you -
I was so excited to get my "Block of Hope Kit" and begin to raise money to build a home for a Haitian family. I took my lego kit to my daughters to recruit some help to figure out what would be the best way to build the lego house before I started raising money. I asked one of my older granddaughters Cathryn to help me. As we were trying to figure out the best way to construct the house one of my grandsons, Cason, which is 5, and my granddaughter, Jaycee, who is 7, was watching us.
I began to talk about Haiti and the area we were ministering in. I talked about the people and how they lived. How so many did not have a home to live in and I was going to raise money to help built a house for a family. I talked about how the Block of Hope Program worked. That each lego represented a block for the house and it took 500 blocks to build a house and that each $10.00 purchased a block. Once all the blocks were paid for then a home would be built for a Haitian family.
As we continued to work with the lego blocks, I heard my daughter say to my little granddaughter Jaycee, "go into your bedroom and pray about it". A little while later Jaycee came back into the kitchen area where we were working. I ask my daughter what was wrong with Jaycee, I could see she had been crying. My daughter told me that Jaycee had birthday money she had been saving to buy an American Girl Doll. She then told me that Jaycee wanted to give me the money to help build a home for the Haitian family instead of buying the doll. I ask Jaycee if she understood what she was giving up and she said yes that she wanted children in Haiti to have a home like she did. She gave me $120.00.
You can imagine what a proud grandma I was.
Praising God for Tender Hearts,