Great Need Greater Love
// Tim DeTellis
Parents in Haiti had school uniforms made and asked if they could sneak their children into our schools.
The school directors and local pastors showed love and concern, and did not deny them a seat in the classrooms. However, when we began enrolling students for the 2018-2019 school year, these unregistered students wanted official enrollment. When asked for approval I said, “Yes, do not turn them away.” Yet, I failed to ask the important question: “How many are there?”
The meeting already happened and the decision was made. Don’t turn away the children. But Jesus called the children to Him and said, “Let the little children come unto me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Luke 18:16). Then, the surprise arrived…enrollment increased by 1,000 students in just six short months.
Through this, I have been much more aware of the desperation of parents and their children. We saw a great need and God matched it with a greater love. When you give to the Life of a Child fund, you help us say “yes” to the additional 1,000 students. However, we now have nearly 2,500 unsponsored children we’re providing with food, an education, and medical care. I’m praying for a miracle and trusting God to provide. ~Tim DeTellis