Just over fifteen years ago I was part of Operation Uphold Democracy which took place in Haiti. It was my first real look at what it means to live in a third world country and that trip has given me perspective on how rich Americans are and how our influence can be overwhelming. I also had a chance to interact with many of the children, who are like all children – curious and in need of love.
I share this because I recently learned of an opportunity to share Christ with these children through a special storybook bible. I have been advertising the Jesus Storybook Bible on the sidebar of this blog since its inception because I feel that it is a remarkable resource for helping children (and adults) understand the stories of scripture. It is with this book that we have an opportunity to share Christ with the children of Haiti.
A project at World Orphans has worked with the publisher and the author, Sally Llyod-Jones to purchase 500 French copies of the Jesus story book Bible for $1,855 which they will distribute to their church partners in Haiti to get the books into schools, homes, and other churches. That means we can share a copy of this book with a child (or likely many children) for just under $4. If this strikes a cord with you, head on over to the project site and donate any amount, every little bit will help them reach their goal.
Edit: The goal of $1,855 has been surpassed and the project has been closed.