07
June
| 2018 |

Meeting Rico, A "Chance" Meeting

written by: Claire Guertler, Summer Intern

I am blown away by the goodness of our God and the opportunity He creates to break down language and culture barriers in order to be relational with all those we meet!—Claire, Mission of Hope Intern

Over the past four or so years, my family and I have sponsored children through Mission of Hope. We’ve been able to write to them, encourage them, and help send to school through the sponsorship program. One of these children is named Rico.

This past Sunday morning at church, a young girl walked up to me and asked if I was Claire. When I said yes, she told me that a Haitian woman was looking for me. At this point, I was sure she had the wrong person because I don’t know many Haitians. She brought me over to the woman who had two children with her. She pulled out a piece of paper that had a letter from my dad and a picture of me and my parents.

To my surprise I learned that this was Rico’s mom—and Rico was there beside her. She was overjoyed and hugged and kissed me many times. Through a translator, I was able to talk to her a little and hear about more her family and tell her about mine. I am blown away by the goodness of our God and the opportunity He creates to break down language and culture barriers in order to be relational with all those we meet. God is so good!

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