Juárez: From the children, For the community

January 28th, 2011 by Misty Lindsey

Juárez: From the children, For the community

This is the truth: unless you change and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:3

We are indescribably thrilled about the tailoring initiative that just began here in our Colonia Palo Chino. I have been undone by the extravagant excitement behind this project, the cheering on for these ladies as they begin to hope for a better life for themselves and for their community.

We have a dear friend in Indiana who is fired up about this initiative, and with the help of her community has been collecting and sending supplies for the ladies’ first tailoring project. The most striking piece of this story is, well, the children. One of her little girls’ school class had been doing extra jobs, shoveling snow, cleaning the house, to raise money to buy supplies. And her youngest daughter, along with a few other children, threw in their whole piggy-bank… every penny. What inspiration. I hope to grow into the simple, childlike trust that these little ones have. Thank you, Laine and Tess. You are an inspiration to us all!

4 Comments

  1. Kiery
    17:29 on January 28th, 2011

    Thanks for reminding me of a great truth. If I have a need, one of the places I go to is the seasoned prayer warrriors. Another place I sometimes go is to a child who knows God. We must not overlook the power in the faith of a child. A child will take God’s word at face value, apply it, and get miraculous results. A child often has not been filled with all the realities of the world that can sometimes seem bigger than God. A child who has learned the truth at a young age can grow tremendously in faith as he/she learns that God really does love us and answers our prayers about big and little things. I want to ponder and pray about how much I really am like a child in God’s eyes. I have a feeling I will grow in the Lord as I make it a point to become more child like.

  2. MODsquad
    15:57 on January 30th, 2011

    AWESOME!!

  3. Sarah Ray
    17:59 on January 31st, 2011

    Humbled and blessed by this family and these children!

  4. sarah smith
    23:25 on January 31st, 2011

    ooh. thank You God.

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