Greetings on this, the first month of the New Year. I trust that you had a great Christmas. If you had a need, I hope that you received. If you had no need, I hope that you gave. And, I wish you the very best in 2015.
Taking Jesus To the Little Children
In Matthew 19, we read “There were brought to Him little children, that He should put His hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, ‘Suffer little children and forbid them not to come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of heaven.’ And He laid His hands on them, and departed thence.”
We could not take the little children to Jesus, but we did take Jesus to the children. We stood as Jesus and blessed hundreds and hundreds of little children. Many of them were orphans and had no one else to bless them at Christmas time. Many of them were the indigenous of the mountains of Chiapas. All were poor by our standards here in the US.
I want to thank the 12 people from the US who came, bringing hundreds of pairs of shoes, money from themselves and from others who gave to bless the little children.
If you have a need, I hope someone blesses you. If you have no need, I hope you bless someone who has a need.
At the orphanage, I saw a little child who was brought there when he was only two days old. As I looked at his face, I thought of Eva in Atoyac and Nabor in Chiapas, and I wished for Dr. Russell Romero and Dr. Jerome Smith who repaired so many cleft palates in our medical facility in Atoyac near Acapulco. Dr. Romero is now retired and lives in Lafayette, Louisiana. Dr. Smith still has his practice in Lafayette. I was told that this child will need at least seven operations.
I will close and let you look at the faces of these children. And I thank you for helping us help so many year after year after year. Helping others who cannot help themselves. Thanks a million!