This little sweetie is blind from meningitis,
No one knows her exact age.
Meningitis is easily treated here in the states.
She wasn't treated in time to save her eyes.
She is an orphan in Haiti.
She is one of the lucky children there,
she will most likely be adopted and eventually leave the poverty of Haiti behind her.
The village in the mountains hadn't had medical care for 2 years. My mom's group was welcomed by the entire village singing "How Great Thou Art" in Creole. All though my mom didn't understand the language, she knows the words and knew what they were saying. She will never hear that song again the same way. When I asked her if the people realized these "blancs" were there by their own means, she said no, but she thinks they realized that the "blancs" meant HOPE. Hope that God has not and will not abandon Haiti, that he is still listening to prayers, that he still loves them.
I won't write down everything she told me about, it would take too long! But I will say this:
Because I have been given much, I too must give.
Because of thy great bounty, Lord each day I live.
I shall divide my gifts from thee with every brother that I see,
who has the need of help from me.
Because I have been sheltered, fed by thy good care…
I cannot see another’s lack and I not share-
my glowing fire, my loaf of bread-my roof’s safe shelter over head,
that he too may be comforted.
Because I have been blessed by thy great love dear Lord,
I’ll share thy love again according to thy word.
I shall give love to those in need. I’ll show that love by word and deed,
thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.
I'm not saying we should all spend $1200 and go to Haiti, but I do think we should all challenge ourselves to do more for those in need. "I'll show that love by word and deed"