Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

less than 2 weeks before we leave

I've been praying a lot about what to take when I go to Haiti.  Originally I was going to take:
150 super balls
200 plastic rings
~275 silly bands

and then in my prayers I received guidance that they don't need all that stuff.  each child does not need 10 super balls or whatever!  So I cut down my list to just:

40 super balls
40 rings
~100 silly bands
puzzles - taking them out of the boxes, cutting the picture and putting in ziploc bags

We are not going to bring them stuff, we are going to bring them Jesus!

In America we have this 'whoever has the most stuff wins' mentality.  You know who wins??  people who love Jesus.  That's who wins.

God didn't say "go to all the nations and bring them a whole bunch of stuff"

He told us to bring Him!

Matthew 28:18-20 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

I would still like to bring some match box cars and a few small baby dolls or puzzles (50 piece or less) if you have some (in good shape) you'd like to donate, please let me know!  I really have spent a lot of money on stuff I needed for the trip so if you've got stuff that you were going to donate anyway, I'd be happy to take a few of those things off your hands and put them into the hands of some cute little muffins! (remember - I only get one suitcase)

1 comment:

Trish said...