I will forever be thankful for that week at the beach. It became a pivotal point in my life. Sometimes God writes a dream on your heart from your tiny years. And then He orchestrates making it a reality in the most incredible ways. He does beautiful things in the middle of hardship. But sometimes we can’t see that until it has passed and we are on the other side.
I recently shared an article on Facebook about rethinking Operation Christmas Child, and it created quite the conversation. Many people were upset … but one friend asked if I had alternative ideas. I do.
After living in Haiti for just a short time, as we worked with farmers, we learned more and more about the packed meals and how they affect Haiti (and countries like it). If we intend to help those who are in desperate need, it is important that we look at the whole picture and not just what is right in front of us or what our limited life experience tells us.