๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฟ๐—ถ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ

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.

 

๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—”๐—ป๐˜€๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜€๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฟ!

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, โ€œMy prayer is to serve God as a nurse and care for orphaned kids!โ€ You can send her an encouraging note and help us begin new stories of redemption in Haiti by becoming an LSM Family Sponsor atย bit.ly/family_sponsor.

 

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต ๐—š๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜†,” ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ต๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ, ๐—™๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฑ

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: โ€œGod 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!

 

๐—ข๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—›๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐—™๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป

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!

 

๐—”๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ: “๐—œ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ, ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ,” ๐— ๐—ธ. ๐Ÿฎ:๐Ÿญ๐Ÿณ

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!

 

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ? ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†?

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 ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† is a word often associated with weight or obligation. It’s also a fairly large word, so what if we break it down into “๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ” and “๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†?” 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!

 

๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒโ€™๐˜€ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ:

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