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
~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.”