This is a combination of incidents that happen and a thought to pass on. It’s not just about me, but I don’t have your viewpoint so I have to use my experiences.
Recently, when I have called the children’s home I have heard the children calling, “Daddy’s on the phone.” Inday will occasionally let them answer the phone to surprise me or if she is not right there, they will answer and take the phone to her.
To them, I am best known by the ringing of the telephone. This is because they do not get other calls. A couple days ago, Inday was at the market with Kevin and Dindo. They heard the phone ring and started calling right out in the market, “Daddy’s Calling.”
When I was there, I was known as someone who had snacks in my pockets and balloon animals that I made for them.
At work, I am known to most of the Asian workers as “Tao’s brother. She is my adopted sister from Laos.
Even though I don’t share much of a common language with many, other than a few words of greetings, I am amazed and humbled at how many will go out of their way to greet me in words, a handshake, or a knuckle bump. I have tried to show them a kind and welcoming manner in a place that is often hostile.
At home, my 5-year-old grandson always greets me with, “Hello grandpa, I missed you.” His two-year-old brother just squeals and says “Hi ya” and holds his hands up to be picked up.
At the McDonalds where I get coffee or tea a couple times a week, I trade “Hello Trouble” with a friend that works there.
So what am I getting at? How are you known? As someone who brings the sunshine into a person’s life? I certainly hope so. As someone who shares the love with those who need love? We live in a hurting world that needs love from those around us and from above.
How are you known to us? Since you are reading this, I know we have some type of connection.
As an example, Diane Vernon was a lady that helped get the children’s home going with her encouragement. Later, she began to support a child’s needs each month. She would occasionally call me and tell me that she wanted to help a little extra and what was a need. She passed away last year and I miss her encouragement.
You could be known to us for taking care of medication every month for one of the children that needs regular medication.
You could be known to us for supporting one of the children.
You could be known to us for helping with educational expenses.
You could be known to us for supporting the childhood development center or the VOC/tech school.
You could be known to us for helping share the word and encouraging us.
Whatever is the best fit, we would love to get to know YOU in some way. There are several important ways that I would be happy to tell you about if you share your interest.
You can keep up with the happenings at the children’s home in your Facebook feed by liking and following us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/childrens.hope.90
You may also support the children’s home by going to the following link http://hopehomeandschool.com/index.php/support/
Also, if you share the Facebook postings when you find them interesting, it will help spread the word about our children.
If you would like to hear more about the children’s home, I am available to speak to your church, missions group, or other organization.