3 years old
I have to preface this story with another. Years ago, I heard the story of Ti-Fam for the first time during a Good News Club my mom taught. Ti-Fam was a true story of a witch doctor's daughter in Haiti. It's an exciting story with lots of cliff hangers. I loved this story!! And Haiti became a permanent part of my life because of it. I even taught this story years later to my own children and our church kids. Ti-Fam was taught by Granny Turnbull at the Baptist Haiti Mission in Kenscoff. That ministry is still going today. I contacted this mission after the earthquake in Haiti several years ago and began following their work.
I'm slow coming into the sponsorship of a child. Two of my kids sponsor children in other countries as does my brother. But finally, this year, I decided to jump in! I wanted to partner with this ministry I've been following. These children are not orphans...but their parents can't afford to send them to school. So for $25/month, I can help a child go to school. Andy & I looked at all of the pictures of the children and couldn't decide on one. Then we went back and this little boy's name caught my attention---Woobin-Hood!! I started laughing and told Andy I had to have this child! Isn't he cute? And now David tells me I have to find a Wittle John to sponsor along with Woobin-Hood. The exciting thing is his birthday is upon us--it is September 12. So I've already gotten to send him a birthday card and plan a party for him and his class through BHM.
Woobin-Hood is 3-years-old today and has 2 sisters. His father is a part-time stone mason and his mother sells vegetables out of their garden. Woobin-Hood hauls water for the family's use. He'll be starting pre-school this year.
I'm so excited to be a part of the Baptist Haiti Mission ministry that has meant so much to me for 50 years!