Remembering all God’s promises are YES & AMEN:
Hello World! I realize it has been quite some time since we have updated you via website/blog post. I could spend time making excuses for the last 5 months... or I could skip to the point of this blog 😉
We are excited to fill you in on the heart shift we have had since moving here. We are blessed to have more knowledge and awareness of what we need to accomplish things and to continue being stretched by the Lord in new ways. Over the next month our website will be getting a face lift- it’s time to switch things up and time to move forward in progress as we are continuing this adventure at full speed ahead.
God is always GOOD to fulfill His promises to us- YES & AMEN! He is also good to bring us through the fire and REFINE us. The last several months of adjusting have felt just like that- fire and refine. We are exploring a new desire to preserve families from being separated by poverty. We are learning much about the need of families to stay together. We are wanting to partner with families here to stay a unit and to be unbreakable. God did not create orphans- He created sons & daughters. We also realize we live in a fallen world and there are going to be some situations we cannot overcome. And we will handle those with the utmost grace and take them as they come. However our heart is to build these families up and help connect them to resources here to prevent children from ending up
in institutionalized care. We want every child to have the opportunity to have a FOREVER FAMILY.
So please bear with us as we change things up a bit. We will still be administrators of the children’s home we are currently overseeing (children’s home because majority of the kids are not true orphans- they have at least one living parent). We also realize we are not necessarily equipped to be administrators in the traditional sense so to clearly define our purpose here is to say we are here to LOVE on the kids! We want to ensure they are being challenged to do their best at school and we are also working to promote social/emotional health with them in their own culture. We are learning so much about Haiti and wanting so much for our kids to be successful Haitians as they grow. We are going to continue teaching them their worth and that they are indeed a BELOVED of the most high God. We want them to Abide in Love and to draw their identities from this very concept. They are precious, loved, strong, and worthy. We want to instill these concepts into the core of their being. We want to create consistency and to bring JOY!!
Partner with us! Pray for us! You too can help make a difference here in Haiti. You too, can help facilitate families to stay together and not feel so desperate to give their child the best and realizing they fall short. The truth is- we all fall short, but if we could bring hope to parents here to fight for what they have... we can protect the family.
Now that you’re updated- prepare to see more posts
of families and their stories, prepare to have your heart broken for what breaks His, prepare to hear more from us on resources we may need or connections we are making. And we will dive deeper into the makings of this refined heart as we further the process.
Thanks for your support and your prayers! Thanks for listening to my above ranting that might have been a little all over the place! We are blessed to have you as a part of our journey here. We pray you always Abide in Love ❤️
Kristen & Alex
Kristen & Alex Bradshaw