February 15, 2013
Though we’ve only just begun (late in 2012), we’ve seen amazing progress with our efforts to love the least. This is all made possible because of our generous friends who give to help us love others in practical ways. I’m humbled and blessed to share the following photo. This dear family in Haiti is among the poorest of the poor. They live high in the mountains in the southern part of the nation. With many children still in the home, no regular work nor any prospects, they are truly stuck in intense poverty.
ACR is committed to helping the most poor in Haiti by funding micro-businesses, in addition to our other programs. With a rather small investment, we can help a family get started with small business ventures and so begin the journey to self sufficiency. We helped this precious family to get started by purchasing the pictured millet (mule) that they will use to carry goods up and down the mountains for selling at markets. A mule for this family cannot be overstated in value. With it, they can get where they need to be in shorter time. Additionally, ACR has provided a small grant to equip this family with the opportunity to purchase their first goods to sell. It may be difficult to fathom, but these precious ones are the poorest of the poor. They have nothing at their disposal to get started. We are thrilled that the future is a little brighter for at least this one family, and we hope they are the first of many others to be given an opportunity through our efforts.
It is with great joy that I share this family’s story. We do all that we do because when we look upon the least, we see Jesus. We purpose to love others as we love ourselves. For all those who make it possible to make a difference in the lives of others like these ones, I pray God’s richest blessing back to you and yours. And if you’d like to join us in loving the least, please visit our giving page.
For the children!