Selfish? You decide.
Tonight, I sit on the back steps at Caroline's House. The air is cool and calm, the hum of the generator in the distance. Music playing from the front room.
Four-year-old Tika is in my arms, she is tired and will be sleeping soon.
What a blessing she is, so much fun and enthusiastic at times and so sweet and loving other times.
But this story is not about Tika, it's about me. Is that selfish? I'll let you decide that for yourself.
Right now, I am feeling so blessed to be able to be here, I guess the typical thing to say is "serving them" but I'm not sure that really tells the whole story. In so many ways I feel it is I that have been blessed, with a great opportunity. What a privilege it is to be able to provide for Tika and the others at our house and in our neighborhood.
Yes, I love each one, I don't like to say, "I love them all”. I love each one, I think that is an important distinction.
I don't think our Creator would say "I love them all". I believe God "loves each one". I also very much believe the love I have for these precious little ones is from our Creator, not from myself.
I doubt very much that an old balding machinist from Minnesota could do this on his own. I prayed many years ago when I believed I was called to serve others in Haiti, that he would allow me to see them the way he sees them, and I will tell you today, that is the greatest gift I could be given.
It hasn't always been easy, in fact at times quite difficult, but the blessings are many and his mercies are great. As they say, " I wouldn't trade it for anything ". So that's my story about me.
Maybe, I guess it just depends how you see it.
Caroline's House, built by his hands, to serve his very own.
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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.