The Lord has changed my plans, as usual, I might add. Today, in the mail, I received a letter from Compassion. When I read it, my heart broke. Worry for Nixon is clouding my vision right now. This is going to be a long weekend, for I cannot call Compassion until Monday.
Here is the letter that I received;
Because I know you care about Nixon Alce, I want to keep you informed about an urgent situation situation in Haiti.
Hurricane Sandy swept through the country and has destroyed or caused damage to many homes. Families have also lost animals, gardens, and personal belongings have been damaged or lost. From what we know, your other Compassion child living in Haiti has not been affected.
Please know that Compassion is addressing this situation and our staff members are doing their best to ensure the safety of all the children. I know your child and his family will appreciate your prayers during this difficult time. Please pray for God's peace and provision for all families affected.
For more detailed information on your child's situation or to give a gift to your child's family, please call (800) 336-7676, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5:30 pm. MT. You may also give online by logging on to "My Account" at compassion.com. Another way you can help is to write a special letter to Nixon (already done). Your words of encouragement will give your child hope and strength.
As always, thank you for your heart for children in need. May God bless you beyond measure for your faithfulness to His children.
Nixon is my correspondent from Haiti. He will be 16 on December 1.
This young man looks really tough, doesn't he? He reminds me of my cousin. Tough exterior, soft interior.
Those who know my cousin will agree that he has a sensitive heart.
As Nixon writes to me, I am seeing his soft interior, one that loves other people and is extremely grateful to the Lord. I cannot judge him by his appearance. Just like I can't judge my cousin by his tough appearance.
Nixon, the young man who holds a special place in my heart, will now receive the next family gift. Even though I do not know yet how he has been affected, I know he is crying out for help, and I am going to respond.