I sit in awe as I write this. It’s been 8 years since God started this ministry. 8 years since my sweet little Ghana babes stole my heart. And 8 years since God completely flipped my life upside down. You see walking into this, I was a 10 year old with a small dream to change the world.
I thought we would be able to provide a few kids with everything they needed and that would be that. But then God decided He wasn’t done. He grew this small dream and put a deep desire in my heart to see all kids taken care of. To see all kids loved and to make sure everyone heard His name. And to speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves.
As I say this, though, all glory is to God. None of this would be possible without Him. I’m just the “mailman” trying to send His love wherever He leads.
It’s been a crazy ride these past 8 years. I walked down dirt roads the very first trip and fell in love with a place so far from home. I looked into little brown eyes and could tell they had seen far more than they ever should have. I held itty-bitty babies and pleaded with God to just let them keep breathing. I danced and laughed with smiling faces until we fell over. We lost tiny treasures and I told God I was done. I drew flowers and spaceships with chalk for hours while giggling toddlers copied mine and then laughed as it turned into a chalk masterpiece all over my face…because when you are three the little things are way more fun.
And at the end of every day I kissed little faces and whispered how much I and most importantly Jesus loved them. 8 years full of so many memories. Amazing, beautiful and even some tear filled memories, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. There’s a quote by Katie Davis that says: “Jesus wrecked my life, shattered it to pieces and then put it back together more beautiful.” This is exactly what He did. He flipped my life upside down and turned it into a story that only He could pull off. So now I’ll keep chasing after Him wherever He leads and pray that I’ll love the one He places in front of me every day. I can’t wait to see what God has in store next.
Thank YOU for walking with us!