Sunday, July 20, 2014

Shoeless Feet

The song Kings and Queens (by Audio Adrenaline) details the lives of the orphans in Haiti. The lyrics start out “Little hands, shoeless feet, lonely eyes looking back at me.” I was immediately gripped. I love shoes. I worked two different jobs for the shoe industry. I went on a missions trip to Mexico in high school where we built and painted a house for a family. While doing the work, I got paint on my sneakers, and for months after I got home, whenever I saw the paint on the sneakers, I was reminded of the family in Mexico, and specifically how the mom and the daughter shared 1 pair of shoes. I focused on the part of the song describing “shoeless feet.” The song lyrics go on to say “These are the lives that the world has forgotten, waiting for doors of our hearts and our homes to open” and “If not us, who will be like Jesus to the least of these?” Matthew 25:40 tells us, “The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Danny and I have the opportunity to serve the very children depicted in “Kings and Queens.” We are going on a missions trip to the children’s villages in Grand Goave, Haiti on July 14th, 2014, with the organization The Hands and Feet Project. We will be working with the older orphans, ages 9 and up. We will be doing a construction project, a VBS, and be able to interact with the children and the community.

Will you help us out by committing this trip to prayer? We ask that you pray for the children, the people on the missions team (including Danny and I), and the work we will be doing there. I’d also like to ask that you pray for my Girls who will remain at home.

Would you also consider supporting us financially? The trip costs $1500 a person, so $3000 for both of us to go. A donation in any amount would be very helpful and much appreciated. If you would like to learn a little bit more about the trip, or make a donation online, please click here .

Now, do yourself a favor and go watch the video for Kings and Queens: .