Tonight I sit in a small corner of Caroline’s House away from all the noise and excitement. The evening is full of activity in preparation for tomorrow mornings church service to be followed by the wedding of a young couple from our area.
I’m holding our young Chichi in my arm. She is so sweet and so small, I can not help but to think of our baby Caroline that we lost so many years ago. Chichi arrived at Caroline’s House recently with her older sister Jenny. Chichi has suffered from malnutrition for much of her young life, she has clearly also lacked the nurturing of her sole. The shortage of food for many children in Haiti is certainly a problem, but this little one suffers as many do from a lack of attention and simple affection. Simply put Chichi has been unloved. I am a little embarrassed to admit that I cry as I write this to you. My heart breaks as I think of the loneliness and insecurity that this precious child has endured.
Chichi will be on a special high protein diet for some time to come, but perhaps even more important, this little one will receive copious amounts of love and attention. She will learn over the coming weeks how loved she really is. She will learn that she is a precious and priceless child of God. One day this child will know that she belongs to him, the one that created her. She will learn that he gave himself for her salvation, and that she is truly loved, not just by those around her, but more than this she is loved more than we can imagine by the very one who created the universe and placed her in her own special part of it for his special purpose for her life.
Please pray with me for Chichi. We thank God for her, for who she is and how he made her. We thank him for the plan he has for her future, and we thank him for allowing us to be a part of her young life.
Steve runs Voice of Angels, a mission to the children of Haiti. Caroline’s House is an orphanage he founded in 2016 and is one of many projects he envisions to lift children out of desperation and into Hope.