As I was going through pictures today I started to think about the hundreds of Thank You's the people I serve would say to you... my faithful supporters... if they could. A lot of times it is the little things that matter the most like a hug, a listening ear, community with other mothers who are in the same situation, a new piece of equipment that increases their child's quality of life, etc.
HERE are just a few things I believe the kids and their families would want you to hear....
Thank you for visiting me at home. I never thought you would hike all the way up the mountain to see me. I was having a very rough day and needed that hug and to have someone listen and pray for me. Watching you love on my child and do therapy with my child encourages me that I can do it to. Your visit helped me realize that you care about me and my child as individuals. THANK YOU!
My child cries now when I take them out of their chair to lie down.
My child no longer coughs while she eats like she did when she was lying on the ground.
My child loves feeling apart of the family now that she can sit outside with us.
THANK YOU for playing a part. THANK YOU for caring and investing in each of the children lives in the Miriam Center... each of the families in the outreach program and each of the staff at the Miriam Center.
NONE of this would be Possible with a SUPPORT system that is
1. PRAYING- for me, for the kids, for the outreach families, for the staff, etc. There is power in prayer! Life in Haiti is HARD... there are so many challenges... Please add the Outreach Program, the Miriam Center, and myself to your prayer list. We need prayer warriors battling with us.
2. FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING- this ministry is completely dependent on financial donations. Each child that receives therapy, each parent education event, each outreach fun outing, each bag of nutrition food, each piece of adapted equipment we make, etc. As the ministry grows so does the amount of money we need to raise. Would you please consider becoming a monthly supporter. Every little bit counts. Maybe all you can afford is $10 a month...GREAT that 10 dollars could change a child's life!
you can go to www.cten.org/autumnmarshall/ or CLICK HERE to set up a monthly donation or to make a 1x donation towards the ministry.
3. PERSONALLY SUPPORTING me through you words of encouragement, Care packages, and visits to Haiti. Thank you!
I am heading into this CHRISTMAS WEEKEND Rejoicing in what God has done not only in Haiti through my ministry but also the fact that my ministry exists because He sent his 1 and only son to the earth all those years ago.
I pray each and everyone of you have a very blessed Christmas!
Ps. (Stay tuned for the 12 Days of... and My Christmas Greetings emails all coming out in the next week!)