Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Alex

The little guy pictured in the post below is a missionary. Bet you didn't know that? He is a missionary because he is coming to our country to do wonderful things. He will come here to teach us how to love like Jesus; the same Christ who loved the sick and dying. He will come here to teach us about faith; faith that God will give the doctors the gift to heal him. He will come here to show others that it is ok to have a disability, a birth defect or an illness; that these people are a viable part of society. Without them what would our world be like? He will come here to teach us about strength and courage; having brain surgery without close friends and family around him, in a foreign land. His parents are leading by example by giving their child this chance to leave and stay with strangers. Jesus loved Alex and planned for him to come to the U.S. Alex, in my eyes, is a missionary....I can't wait to meet him in a few weeks.

We leave tomorrow for Fort Lauderdale, then Saturday for Haiti. Please keep us in your prayers. Pray for Alex as we are traveling here with him, and for the impact he will have on the world.

4 comments:

Angel said...

SO TRUE! That little guy is Jesus right here in front of us. I love what Mother Teresa said- about being with the poor and the sick... they are Jesus in a pitiful disguise. I am so excited for you. I look forward to following your journey. Angel

Kathy C. said...

He is precious! Oh, I just want to hold him! I took my foster daughter through many surgeries and finally got to adopt her after 3 1/2 years. It's so important to be there for them so they stay attached. I held her for hours and hours after her surgeries. If you ever have a baby who can get care in the FL panhandle, you know where to find me!

Sister Haiti said...

Love it.
My mom is always saying Schnider is a little ambassador wherever he goes. :)

Hugs!
Salem

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!