SHINE!

Storyteller: Curtis Stout

I have a confession to make: I am a dreamer. Day or night, mid-conversation or in solitude, big or little, dreams are constantly spinning in my head. 

One of my favorite things to do while I am in Haiti is dream about the future our students will create. I love imagining how God might use Licknerson to start a business that changes our community. I love thinking about how God might use Kenchesky to change his families’ future. I love visualizing the beauty and art that God might create through the life of Woodtherlie.

  Licknerson

Licknerson

  Kenchesky

Kenchesky

  Woodtherlie

Woodtherlie

My favorite passage in the Bible right now is Matthew 5:14-16. In this passage Jesus cast an incredible vision for our lives. He said (my paraphrase), “You are light. Go out and shine. Don’t hide the light I created within you. NO! Let your light shine so that you may bring glory to my father.” This is our school vision for year 2!

Licknerson, Kenchesky, Woodtherlie, and 57 other students go to school in a beautiful, new building this year that a handful of generous donors and servants built. Our new building is an incubator of light for our community in Haiti. 5 days a week from 7:30 am til noon, our students are learning who God is and what he wants for their lives. Our students are learning skills and developing abilities that they will use to be the light. Our students are learning how shine in small ways today so that they can shine in bigger ways tomorrow. Our students are young prodigies with beautiful stories to tell. 

Join me in dreaming and praying for our students and their teachers. Now go and shine too. We were all created for greatness. We all have beautiful stories to tell!