I had hardly hit “post” on my commitment to 30 Days of Grace II when my phone binged with a text.
Hello from Enockson! Thanks for all you do! it said.
In an instant, my eyes filled with tears. This special text had come to me from Haiti, where 8-year-old Enockson lives with 10 other boys at the Grace Children’s Home. Displaced by poverty and the devastating 2010 earthquake, these children have been brought to Grace where they have safe, clean water, three nutritious meals a day, adequate healthcare, a warm bed, clothes to wear, a good education, and lots and lots of love.
This weekend was particularly special because the founders of the Haiti Orphan Foundation—six ordinary men from my hometown of Columbia—had secured enough sponsors to bring three more boys to the home. Several of them were there, helping with the transition. No doubt one of them was on the other end of that text, with Enock.
There is so much to say about this remarkable ministry, and I expect I will share some of those stories in the days to come. (It has had a profound effect on me.) But for now, let me simply thank Enock, my little friend a world away, for an unexpected text that on Day One, filled my heart with love.
Learn more about the Haiti Orphan Foundation and sponsorship opportunities here.
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