Tomorrow morning I will be boarding a plane with my husband and our 5 children to head to the Dominican Republic to tour 3 of Compassion International’s programs.
On many levels this has been a dream come true for our family.
First, to experience first-hand what many Compassion Blogger’s have written so passionately about and Secondly, to utilize our Family Foundation resources in a way that is so much bigger than us, or anything we could ever do on our own.
But how do you prepare your children (or yourself) for the extreme poverty that they will see?
Until now, poverty has been a generic concept.
There has never been a name or a face attached to it.
We have never stood in the midst of it.
We have never experienced true poverty or known anyone personally who has lived in extreme poverty.
Extreme poverty is defined as average daily consumption of $1.25 or less and means living on the edge of subsistence. Via The World Bank
All that is about to change for our family and we would so welcome and appreciate your prayers.
You see, poverty now has a name for us (Erisia & Jhon Henry) and two precious faces.
We cannot wait to meet them, hear their stories and most of all hug them.
We have hopes and dreams for each of them and for their families.
We believe they can be released from poverty.