Family Fridays-Godly, Hope, and Benjamin
Make sure you don’t take things for granted and go slack in working for the common good; share what you have with others. God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship – a different kind of “sacrifice” – that take place in kitchens and the workplace and on the streets. Hebrews 13:16 MSG
It has been raining a lot in Haiti.This is great for growing things, but not so great for transportation. On Friday, Jeff and I went to visit Godly, Hope, and Benjamin. Godly Reme is going to be 2 in December. He is the nephew of our church’s pastor, Luckey. Hope Michel is 7 years old and is Luckey’s sister. When Jeff and I arrived at their house Godly came running out to meet us. This is itself a testament to God’s grace
because Godly used to scream and cry all the time. He was so proud for us to come to his house. Godly lives with his mother and aunts and grandmother and new baby cousin all in a one room house. Godly’s grandmother asked us to pray for them to have a close relationship with God. She asked that the family stay close to God and follow His will for their lives. She also asked for Hope and Godly to do well in school.
The next place we went was Bens Dave Benjamin’s house. Benjamin is 7 years old and lives with both parents and some siblings. Benjamin has a beautiful smile and is a very sweet boy. We got to visit with his mom and older sister while we were there. They asked us to pray for their family. They asked that God would keep them safe and working. The father works for another ministry here. They want Benjamin to be successful in school and to learn English. Benjamin lives on a very narrow road that is only big enough for one car. When we left Benjamin’s house we only went a few feet and got hopelessly stuck in the mud. Our truck would not move. Before we knew it, people
were coming out of their homes and trying to help us. Men were bringing in rocks and gravel in a wheel barrow and putting it under our tires. They were knee deep in mud helping us. Haitians may not have a lot but they are very quick to help others in need. We were so grateful for their kindness to us. As happens so often, we were in the community trying to help other but we were the ones who ended up being helped. I pray God blesses those sacrifices of others and opens my eyes to show me what I can do to please Him more.