Since I was a little girl, I've wanted to help the poor.
I remember telling God that I don't care
where I go, but I want to do
mission work someday.
Then, in middle school, I remember learning about
this country called Haiti, and I thought,
that sounds like a horrible place.
So, I broke my deal with God and told Him
that I will go anywhere
except for Haiti. When
I was going to the University of Toledo,
I was looking for a Christian organization to belong to.
I found this group called Zakuska that met
on Monday nights, so I went and brought a couple
of my friends with me. They said they were going
on a mission trip to an orphanage
in Haiti and I thought that
sounded like fun, so I signed up to go. We spent our
time giving love and attention
to the kids at the orphanage. I had a difficult time
understanding how people were
living in such conditions. I returned home and I
couldn't stop thinking about the
kids I had met. Then, three days after I was home safely,
the earthquake of 2010
struck and destroyed the city I had been in. I was angry at God.
I was angry because I arrived home safely
and those who have had to endure such
hardships, had to endureeven more. I tried
to figure out why God
would give me everything I need and save me
from that devastation. I soon
realized that He has given me an abundance so that
I can help those who have little.