by Rev. Vernon GiesbrechtThe contrasts never leave your mind: The stark living conditions of the children in the villages that surround Operation Double Harvest in Haiti and the clean but spare classrooms of the Aart VanWingerden School. The dirty and almost naked children and the scrubbed and uniformed students. The village children wandering aimlessly and the students learning attentively. The sense of hopelessness in the village and the atmosphere of hope in the bright eyes of the students. The realization that the majority of village children have little to no exposure to the truths of the Bible and the appreciation that each of the students at the school are receiving a solid Bible curriculum beyond their normal classes, exposing them to the work of God’s Spirit in their lives.
If you are Child Sponsor of one or more of these students at the Aart VanWingerden School, you can be assured that you are changing a child’s life…forever! There is a satisfying joy that comes from helping underprivileged children and youth find love, encouragement, and hope for the future. Sponsoring a child is a strategic way to obey God’s commands to love your neighbor, to love the poor, and to reflect Jesus’ compassion for children. Your child (or children) is receiving an excellent education preparing them for both Christian and vocational service opportunities. Your child receives excellent medical care at the Clinic. The well-balanced, hot meal your child receives each school day ensures their continued health and learning capabilities. Thank you for your generous support of these children. They are indeed the future of this spiritually dark and sometimes harsh, but beautiful country.