Upon our return from the vision trip in September, God began to move upon the heart of two children of Grace Baptist Church–Hannah and Daniel Roethle. It grieved them that children in Haiti did not have their own copy of the Bible, and they began to discuss with their parents what they could do to change that.
Fast forward a month later, the elders of Grace were contacted by Hannah and Daniel’s parents about the idea of providing Bibles for Haitian orphans this Christmas through the giving of children at Grace. We enthusiastically received this idea and helped answer their questions. And on December 5, 2010, Hannah and Daniel began their project to provide Bibles for 130 orphans in Haiti at a cost of roughly $3 per Bible.
During Christmas, children are often salivating over what Santa’s going to bring them from Toys-R-Us. What an incredible encouragement to see a brother and sister salivating over God’s Word and bringing it to orphans in Haiti! How cool is that? How counter-cultural is that? How downright convicting is that?!
Hannah and Daniel have a love for God and His Word. They also have a love for Haitian orphans. God has brought those two loves together in this Christmas project, and my hope is that this will bring us together with Hannah and Daniel leading the way in giving ourselves that Haitians might know the truth about Jesus Christ!