Lavi se bèl bagay… life is a beautiful thing

“It’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  (Margaret Hungerford).

Not all people have the same ideas about what is seen as beautiful.

Today is Mother’s Day in Haiti.  Even on this Sunday, before we left for church, our neighbors had already been hard at work caring for their families.  Beautiful.

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 We had the privilege to spend this last week with a beautiful group of young ladies in our community, many of whom are young single mom’s, some who are the caregivers and/or providers for their parents.  Just as I do, they have dreams for their children.  Children already born and those they hope to have.  They are the backbone of their homes, their communities and they are doing their best to find a way to provide.  Their days are long…they are BEAUTIFUL.

We spent a little bit of time teaching and whole lot of time learning!  We’ve come to a place in our relationship where these girls feel safe…free… to share their hearts desires and dreams.  Beautiful.

They are praying for opportunity.  They are praying for men of God to lead their families and love the children they already have.  They are praying that the Lord blesses them with a husband who loves God above all things and who loves the children they already have as if those children are their own.  They hope for a husband who will cook, carry water and wash clothes alongside of them.  A man who respects their parents and makes them laugh.  They long for God’s very best.  BEAUTIFUL!!

Open Our Eyes, Lord
Open our eyes lord
We want to see Jesus
To reach out and touch him
And say that we love him
Open our ears Lord
And help us to listen
Open our eyes lord
We want to see Jesus

Ouvè Je nou, Senyè
Nou vle wè Jezi Kri
Pou nou ka touche Li
E di L nou renmen Li
Ouvè zorèy nou
Ede nou koute ou
Ouvè je nou Senyè
Nou vle wè Jezi Kri

I want to be more like Jesus.  I want to see Jesus alive in my life.

These girls want to be more like Jesus.  They want to see Him alive in their lives.

This life our God has given us is a beautiful thing.

Kenbe fèm, pa lage!  Tout glwa pou BonDye!

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