Guillermo “Edgar”, now in the 2nd grade, has been part of the Heart to Heart family for his entire life. He came to us as a baby and knows no other family. The other day he marched into my office with two of his classmates who, he informed me, needed to tell me something. They were trying to speak English with me, but I did not understand. Guillermo waited there quietly as I said, “Let me find someone to translate for me.” I stood up to go find someone, and as I walked by Guillermo, he took my hand, looked up at me and said, “But Gramma, I can translate for you.” And translate he did! I was so touched by this. He is now the official Gramma Translator. Our family is that much more blessed because of this amazing boy! —Mary
A humanitarian for Haiti: From Honduras
On January 12, 2010, Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, was hit by a massive earthquake that registered 7.0 on the Richter Scale. The quake and aftershocks caused massive devastation and resulted in a death toll of more than 100,000. Many countries responded to appeals for humanitarian aid for Haiti, pledging funds and dispatching rescue and medical teams, engineers and support personnel. In fact, Heart to Heart sent our director, Pastor Oscar Serrano, two of our board members, and two of our H2H sons, Josue and Marlon, who grew up in our family, to help. While there, God miraculously connected them to Kathy Cadden, a missionary we knew from the U.S.. Our team visited and prayed with people living in a tent city near the capital who asked for help with food and water. The next day, our team was at a local church when the pastor asked for all those visiting to stand and tell where they came from. Oscar stood and said they were from H2H in Washington State. Right then from across the church , a woman jumped up and yelled, “Oscar Serrano, is that you?” It was Kathy Cadden, who was there bringing a container full of 5 gallon buckets of food and water with nowhere to distribute them.
Today Haiti is still suffering from that earthquake and is now being hit by Hurricane Matthew. Most of us remember Hurricane Mitch and how badly it devastated Honduras. So, in being Jesus’ hands and feet, we are going to do what is in our power to help. As such, our students have decided to help the kids in Haiti by raising funds to provide food, water, medical supplies, etc. What we collect, we will send to Kathy Cadden, who is preparing containers of relief supplies for the children of Haiti. Please join us in prayer for Haiti and especially for the most vulnerable, her children.