Change Your Worldview

If you've been to #glahaiti you know these children capture your heart in a way that words can't adequately explain. To be sure, when you come to visit; when you sit with one child or ten of them; laugh and play with them; when you experience their love and joy --- your worldview will be reshaped for the better and you'll realize all the more poignantly that YOU were called to a life of service, mission and purpose.

Of course countries, time zones or people groups may changes from person to person. That's the way love and good news get spread further. But what never changes, is that you were called and made to live in community and to serve and care deeply for one another. Stepping into that calling will realign your priorities for good.   

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2 comments (Add your own)

1. Kelly D wrote:
Can I post a video here??? :) I have one I made right before I came down for my second visit :)


Thu, June 1, 2017 @ 1:25 AM

2. Deb Mazur wrote:
GLA has changed my life in ways I could never have imagined 20 years ago! In 1999 we made our first trip to Haiti to adopt two babies under a year old. The next year we went back and adopted two more babies. Now we had three boys and a girl. Two of the boys had cleft lips and one boy was missing a hand due to amniotic banding. We were honored to be asked to serve on the board for a time and we arranged for some gratis medical treatment for a few children. In fact, we asked so many times that our hospital had to have a board meeting in order to establish how many times a quarter they would accommodate us. Five years after adopting our first two babies, we were allowed to adopt one more...the first cleft baby girl that didn't die from GLA! For some reason back then the cleft girls all died and the boys didn't. Our first two babies are now 19 (serving in the U.S. Marines) and 18 ( just graduated college with an associates in business and returning for a second associates in criminal justice). The second two are both 17 (one serving in the U.S. Air Force and one going to college) and the baby girl is now 13 and just finished her sophomore year of high school! When we were in Haiti for the first time we met a young unwed mother that Dixie had taken in. We really wanted to help her and Dixie told us the best way to help would be to sponsor her son so he could go to school and then later he would be able to support his mother. We have supported her child all through his school years and still do. That young mother is now one of Dixie's best nannies!! GLA has impacted our lives tremendously over the years and we are so grateful for John and Dixie and the work they do there in Haiti.

Thu, June 1, 2017 @ 8:08 AM

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