There's a young boy I'm helping to learn to read Creole. He has a few challenges, but he's doing great. Right now he can read almost any word in Creole...given enough time.
We started to learn the capital letters this month. One day I wrote the names of several Bible personalities on the little white board I use. We looked at them one by one. One of the names was God. Jandarin read the name after a few tries. (It's much more complicated than in English.) After he read the name, he paused and looked at me. "What does God do for people?"
Here's a kid who is living with kind folks who have agreed to help raise him. They don't do a lot more than keep him busy and out of trouble. He doesn't go to church because he has no good clothing. He's just drifting and growing up.
What a beautiful question. "What does God do for people?" I took some time and explained the story of salvation for him.
I love my job. I was thinking of this the other day. No one tells me to go to work each day. No one threatens to fire me. I could just not work any day that I choose to do so. But, most days go by with only moments of free time.
"Thanks, God, for the chance to be here doing what I do."
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Missionary in Haiti.