We are seeing that God is molding her heart into one of compassion for those less fortunate. She & her friend, distraught by the lack of clean water in Haiti, decided to do something about it. Their first idea was a lemonade stand, but since that wasn't going to make $3000 (what it takes to drill one well for a village), they came up with a grander scheme. Her friend's mom & I were so proud of them, yet a little cautious because we knew their grand scheme would take time & planning for both them and us and it would stretch us beyond what we are normally comfortable doing as service work. We both prayed about it and said, "If God doesn't close the doors, we'll go for it with you." Well, God didn't close the doors. He opened them VERY WIDE! The date they chose just happened to be the. only. Saturday. without another meet or already scheduled activity for both families. The church got behind them 110%. The ministry they chose to send their money to, Starfish Ministries (a ministry to the country of Haiti run by members of our local community) got behind them 110%. And on and on.
So, THIS SATURDAY, two little 12-year-old girls are speaking to over 100 walkers/runners at their Haiti Water Project - a 5K Fun Run/Walk around our community. Here are the details from the advertisements we created:
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Meet at Bethel CRC, 1105 Liberty St., Lynden