𝗛𝗲𝗻𝗿𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰
Henri knows a guitar like the back of his hand. He can even play behind his back! Despite Henri’s youth, he often plays at his local church, in the community, and at LSM events. He says, “I lost my mother when I was young. I needed a doctor, but I had no money. My situation was desperate. Today, thanks to LSM sponsors, I have a loving family. I’m studying to become an engineer so I can help other children pay to attend school. Music makes me feel close to God, and I use it to share what he’s done in my life!” Many of our other children also sing and play music thanks to LSM’s Child Development Program. With the Psalmist, they’re worshiping God through life’s peaks and valleys, reaching hearts with music where words often fall short.
𝗟𝗲𝘁‘𝘀 𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗠𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗔𝗻𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗘𝘀𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿‘𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿!
We first met Esther at age 4. Her parents lived in poverty, and she was malnourished, at risk of starving or becoming a child slave. Thankfully, you made it possible for Esther to join a Home of Hope! At first, Esther showed signs of trauma: she was emotionally distant and slow to trust people. Today, she is one of the healthiest, most wholehearted young ladies living in her Home. Esther has a sharp mind and scores extremely high on tests for creativity and problem solving. She tells us, “My prayer is to serve God as a nurse and care for orphaned kids!” You can send her an encouraging note and help us begin new stories of redemption in Haiti by becoming an LSM Family Sponsor at bit.ly/family_sponsor.
“𝗧𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘆,” 𝗢𝗿𝗽𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗮𝗻 𝗘𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗸𝗲, 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗚𝗼𝗱
Elisa’s father died before she was born, and she became an orphan at 5 when her mother died in Haiti’s earthquake of 2010. Elisa was in danger of starving or becoming a slave when LSM discovered her and found an opening for her in one of our Homes of Hope. She attended school and church for the first time and quickly showed excitement about learning. She’s interested in masonry and block production, which is great because we are always looking for engineering, block production, and construction interns. Her favorite passage of Scripture is in Psalm 46: “God is our refuge and strength. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way.” Elisa wants to build schools to help improve the lives of vulnerable children in Haiti!
𝗢𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗢𝗿𝗽𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗱, 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗛𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝗙𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻
Growing up in Haiti, Philippe lost both of his parents at a young age. Thankfully our supporters made it possible for us to welcome Philippe into a Home of Hope along with eleven other boys and two loving, Christian parents. Today, Philippe is an excellent student and young leader who excels at his household responsibilities. He also plays the piano and drums. Philippe loves science and says he wants to become a doctor someday so he can help vulnerable kids. His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 3, which reads in part: “From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people!” God delivered Philippe using your support, and now this young man is studying hard in the hope of multiplying that blessing to others!
𝗔𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗮: “𝗜𝘁‘𝘀 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗡𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗗𝗼𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿, 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗶𝗰𝗸,” 𝗠𝗸. 𝟮:𝟭𝟳
Growing up in southern Haiti, Alida lost her mother at a young age. Her father, a farmer, tried to care for Alida and her seven siblings, but the family often went hungry. When supporters made it possible for Alida to join a Home of Hope where she would receive care and an education, her father became emotional and said he was glad to see his daughter receive a chance at a better life. Today, Alida is an excellent student and role model who enjoys singing and studying French. She wants to be a doctor and an evangelist so she can care for the needs around her, inside and out. Thanks for putting a tear in a weary father’s eye and a big dream in a young girl’s heart!
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗔𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽? 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗔𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆?
Meet Lucie, one of the kids living in an LSM Home of Hope with a traumatic history behind her and the hope of a bright future before her. When we introduce you to a child like Lucie, perhaps you say a silent prayer: “Lord, I feel you touching my heart with this child’s story. Are you calling me to take some responsibility in her journey of healing?” It’s a tricky question because 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 is a word often associated with weight or obligation. It’s also a fairly large word, so what if we break it down into “𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲” and “𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆?” What is our ability to help? What is our response to that ability? Kind of simplifies the question, doesn’t it? Let’s all help where we can!
𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲’𝘀 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗱: