T watching the exchange between Jill as she meets her sponsored son
(she has sponsored him for 10 years – I get chills just typing this!!).
As I mentioned, I would ask T if he wanted to share. This is his brief experience so far. He says he’ll get “all emotional” when closer to the end of our visit. I don’t get that. He’s a boy. I’m guessing boys are the same everywhere too. At least so far, they definitely are with the little guys we have seen!
Here is a few thoughts from T:
At the DR we have seen just kids walking around like they didn’t have a mom our dad .We went to a goat farm and we saw a little boy named Romey. He was Andon’s age. We gave him gum and bracelets and when we were about to leave. Romey laughed at me.
We also went to this village that people ran away from Haiti after the Earthquake. Amanda brought us bracelets to pass out to kids. We were passing out bracelets and they kind of like attacked us because they wanted them. It was so bad once we stopped passing them out, me, Jake and Hannah had to get in the van because they kept asking us for some. When we were leaving, this one girl stuck her tongue out at me because she didn’t get one.
There are lots of little kids running around naked. Andon would fit right in here except he’s not tannish.
The thing that struck me with what T wrote is about the kids wandering as if they have no parents. Some of them are orphaned, while others are with their mother in a single-family house with all of their siblings. It hit me because my son “gets” wandering as without parents. Without someone to look to for security. That breaks my heart because T is 10 and he understands that. These children we have seen also have to feel that lack of security as well.
$35 is my weekly 4Bucks coffee habit. $35 is about 5 times as much as some of us save at the store each week. Is security for a child worth $35 to you?
Pray about it. These kids will be here waiting for you.
Oh, and I totally get the naked kids comment too. But, our family is immune to seeing little bare bottoms since our boys “air out” at home whenever they can :)