It is a busy day here at Caroline's House.
The children are out of school for the summer but still seem to have much to do. The ladies are so busy taking care of the house and children, several men are working on a new well in the back yard. Venite has so many responsibilities but seems to have all this under control.
I only arrived yesterday so I have spent much of the day reconnecting with many friends and family. I've actually spent many hours with four little ones that have come to our house very recently. Three are sisters, twins, Mainica, and Milove, (7 ) and baby sister Melissa ( 4 ) and our sweet eight year old Starlin.
As we spend the afternoon together I consider many times why God has called us to be here, why do we build this house, why do these men dig this well, and why are these women working so hard? It is to care for these children of course, but isn't it so much more than this?
For me these two questions fill my mind. How will they know how precious they are in God's eyes if we don't tell them? And how will they know how loved they are by the One who created them if we don't show them?
I think on a deeper level that is what this work is all about.
There's the mechanics of it of course, running a children's home on a mountainside far from home, the finances, logistics, all the planning. But Haiti, perhaps not much different than the US, is not an environment that naturally reinforces their value, and the difficult family circumstances that most of them come from does not speak to how much they are loved.
Our calling, I believe, is about showing God's great love for these little ones and the great value he places on his most precious creation.
So, who are They? For me and my family they are a small group of children on a mountainside not far from Fon-De-Nèg Haiti. For you "They" may be right in front of you. Whoever they are, these questions certainly remain the same.
Serving His very own in Fon-De-Neg
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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.