|Hannah Hanson, on the left, Mission Intern, advocates for justice.|
(photo courtesy of Hannah Hanson)
As I walked into the Haitian revival service, it reminded me of some of the services I miss form my time in other countries. So it may have been my first time in an all Creole environment, but it was still familiar.
It was a special children's service and just so genuine and sweet I truly was honored to be there. The pastor wanted me to introduce Justice for Our Neighbors, because our new Lakeland clinic will be able to serve people from the congregation.
The pastor also wanted to take part in "A Wish for the Holidays: That all Families Be Able to Stay Together." (A project of We Belong Together.) So after the service I went back with all the children and we talked some about parents in other countries and deportation. Then they wrote to President Obama and Congress. It was amazing to me how much a connection the children got and how well the ones with parents still in Haiti took it.
So I wanted to share some letters with you:
|Mom is in Haiti. I want my mom to be with me.|
|My Christmas present is to stop deporting families.|
For more of the children's letters, read Hannah Hanson's blog.
To learn more about the Mission Intern, link to the missionary bio of Hannah Hanson.