Better to love God and die unknown than to love the world and be a hero; better to be content with poverty than to die a slave to wealth; better to have taken some risks and lost than to have done nothing and succeeded at it. -erwin lutzer
I love the quote that graces the homepage of the Livesay family blog. I love the family’s passion for Christ and for the people of Haiti. I am amazed at the way they chose to give up this American life I’m living to plant roots in the dusty soil of Haiti: middle class comfort for life among the poverty stricken. And I am inspired to be willing to love like they do, even when the way God is asking me to love his people is uncomfortable.
I have been reading this blog for quite a while and want to introduce our 500 Dresses readers to this Jesus-loving family and their work in Haiti. The following is the start of yesterday’s post at livesayhaiti. Take the time to read it and spend some time on their blog. I am positive you will be inspired, and if you are like me, maybe a little convicted.
photo from http://www.livesayhaiti.com/
Our Eyes Are Open, But Do We See?
I learned a while back that kids that grow up abroad can grow up with an entirely different experience than their parents. They can and do observe and participate in the culture in their own separate and unique ways.
An expat friend of ours tells a story of teaching a class at a school where many wealthy kids attend. He asks the class, “What is it you would like to be able to see or do in your life?” The high-school kids talk and name a few things. One boy says, “I would really like to visit a poor country some day.”
The school he attends where this question was posed, is located in Port au Prince, Haiti.
That student wants to visit a poor country.
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Our son Isaac is many things. He is an optimist on steroids and cotton candy on a sunny day at Disney World. When the clouds do roll in, his clouds drop gumdrops instead of raindrops and it only serves to make him even cheerier…
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