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'For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Friday, February 25, 2011

God's Plans Are Much Greater Than My Plans

Today we went to Yvon's Orphanage to sing, play and do some crafts with God's beautiful children. My plan was to serve and love up the children, and I did get to do that! But God's plan was much bigger than my plan. Of course it was!

As I was doing some prep work for one of the crafts, I told Carol, one of the beautiful older children at Yvon's, that I was hot. I asked her if she was hot, and she smiled and said no she wasn't. Then she told me to sit down. So I did. She started fanning my face with a piece of cardboard left over from a craft we had just finished. It felt heavenly. She began stroking my hair for a couple minutes and then said she would be right back. I got up and busied myself again to finish up my prep work. She came back with her hairbrush and said, I'm not done yet, with her warm smile. So she sat me back down and brushed my hair for about ten minutes. I've never had anyone do that to me before, and it was so wonderful. She put a little ponytail in my hair, retied my bandana around my head and poured a little cool water in her hands and onto my bandana. I was so thankful. Why would Carol be serving me? I can't stop thinking about her, God's amazing angel, and it is hard to hold back the tears. I don't even want to hold back the tears. Heavenly Father, I thank You for the glimpse of heaven you showed me today through Your faithful servant, Carol.


  1. Carol is an absolutely incredible young lady with a huge loving heart! Every time that I have visited her she has always found a way to give of herself to make all of us feel better! We are so blessed to have her and all the other beautiful children of Haiti touch our hearts!

  2. Oh Shelley! What a blessing Carol must have been to you ~~ how sweet! You have me in tears!! Thanks for sharing your story.
    (Pechman, Kristin)