Haiti – A Heart for Children

While my husband was in Haiti, his heart was opened wide to the needs of the children there. He was amazed that these children, without clothing or food, or parents around, just flocked to the work site where they were at and stayed with them all day. It really stirred his desire to adopt again. Adoptions from Haiti can take so long. If that is what God has for us, we will wait. In the meantime, it spurred us on to get our home study updated. As we begin the process, we look forward to seeing what God has in store for us and for our family.

I am blessed to hear my husbands perspective. He shared with me that in our Western Culture, we wait. We wait for the perfect financial situation. We wait for children to be grown and gone. We wait…and when we are done waiting for a particular reason there will be new reasons for us to wait. As we wait, children wait. He says, “Why are we waiting? What is our reason? God is more than able to meet us, meet our needs, the needs of our children…and he will use us to meet the needs of another child who needs a forever family.”

He is so right! I love that God has wrecked my husband’s heart to see the needs of children. Lead on honey! I am trusting and following!

“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27


About jaw123456

I am a forty-something year old woman with a thousand interests. I am married to an incredible man who holds my heart. Living wholesome lives and training our children to lead lives that are worthy of the calling that God has for them is our hearts desire. Some of my interests include faith, family, adoption, homeschooling, whole and wholesome foods, cooking, sewing and living simply.
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4 Responses to Haiti – A Heart for Children

  1. Kimi says:

    Yes, I cannot wait for July 17th! We are so exited to see what child God has in mind for us! Thank you Father for using us to meet the needs of this child, thank you.

    • jaw123456 says:

      Kimi! It was so nice to chat with you yesterday. I always enjoy your company. Compassion Sunday…very moving…I could have chosen all 86 children. I felt like I had to restrain myself! Have a great week my friend. A hui hou!

  2. home2learn says:

    oh, i love this! i love ben’s perspective and vision. thank GOD! i look forward to seeing what unfolds for the wertz clan 🙂

    • jaw123456 says:

      Aloha Emily!
      Looking forward to seeing how God moves in this part of our lives as well! One BIG adventure!

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