Thursday, September 5, 2013

since we're talking about school.

it's september.
go ahead and sniff a freshly sharpened pencil right now just to remember. i stand in the "back to school" section at target and just take it all in...even though i don't need any of it.  the colorful folders, the smell of crayons. the backpacks and lunch boxes.
but what's easy to not see in these supply packed, colorful isles is the kids that won't be going back to school this year. you can't hear these children amongst the excitement of our american children chattering about which binder to get.

but in a neighborhood only 2 hours off the florida coast in a country called haiti, there are children waiting behind tall concrete walls watching others go to school.

i saw them.

50 kids inside the walls going to school. learning. hearing the Gospel. being built up to make change in a devastatingly poor country.

141 kids outside the walls wanting to learn. but unable to afford the cost.

TWENTY DOLLARS. per month.
twenty pieces of paper in exchange for opportunity.

let the smell of new crayons, the buses squeaky breaks, and the echoing laughter in the hallways, remind us of children that need our help getting to school and receiving care.

if you remember the story of the good samaritan, people (supposed neighbors) kept passing an almost dead man. they saw his need, and kept on walking.

the questions was asked, so which of these proved to be the neighbor?

“The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

if you have 20 extra dollars a month to give, i implore you to see the need, and show mercy. i know that it is hard because you haven't seen it with your own eyes, but it is real. and it is incredibly different than the world you live in today.

the haiti orphan project is a reputable company that is doing such good work in this country.

to sponsor a child for a month, go here. 
click monthly tuition and you can choose 1 kid or 2 or 3 to sponsor!
in the description box,  please write KCMO tuition so they know that you are specifically sending the $20 to help the children in the village go to school.

and thank you, thank you, thank you. for not looking away.

1 comment:

leave a message after the beep.