Yesterday, we mounted the bus to go to a nearby city to celebrate 2 years of marriage and were greeted by a sweet newborn baby and its’ mother who, ironically enough, had no idea that because of a generous heart from Canada her little one was clothed in the white toque and purple outfit that snugly warmed my heart as I looked on. That was a nice way to start my already blessed day, seeing the Lords hands and feet at work in the clothes that were keeping the babe-in-arms protected and covered from the wind as the bus whistled down the road.
Today, I woke up and was shortly thereafter annoyed at my husband (just so you know we continue to be just as human as you) and once I got over it began to clean my house. A knock at the door and it’s a young girl from this past year’s Infantil Tary Program. She comes to visit often, and the tears start to fall from her face before I even have the door open. I have extended many a hug to this particular young lady since knowing her and I ask, “What happened?” Through the sobs and holding her stomach she tells me, “I got into a fight with my mom this morning and took pills”. “When did you take them?” I asked her, keeping my cool. “How many… does your stomach hurt?” “Yes, it feels like it is burning, I already vomited once” she said. Off to the hospital we go, I got home about one hour ago.
Two different days, with two totally different rhythms. Since the time of year has come around where many of you, being families or single people make year end contributions to numerous causes around the world, or consider new Christmas traditions and gift giving ideas, we would like to appeal you to please, please consider our Infantil Tary Kids Program as one of your options this year.
Through your contribution you may not be able to mount a bus and see the clothes you donated being worn by a small baby, or the school uniform that will be purchased with your generosity. You will not later encounter the young girl who received a dream come true (which is to go to school for these kids) at your doorstep crying because she swallowed pills and now needs your help. What you will have instead is the knowledge that your hand has been a part of something outside of yourself, and although from afar, you have made something possible that otherwise would not have been.
These are the lives of children who, as they walk to school and look back seeing the tracks their shoes make in the dust know they are not alone and whose weight of their backpack tells them someone cares. If you let the heart strings attach you will understand that your name will secretly be written on the tag of the uniform one of these kids will proudly wear to school, but even more than that… that what you have done unto the very least of these you have done unto the father.
Many of these kids will continue to be discipled and taught and most importantly LOVED in our home throughout the coming year and we implore you to please be a part of it with us. A passage to consider;
“And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; ‘I was naked and you clothed Me; I was in prison and you came to Me’”. “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the lease of these My brethren, you did it to Me”. Matt 25: 33-36, 40.