Everyone’s Helping!

Little Helpers

Little Helpers

After visiting the Philippines in 2006 I was deeply effected by the living conditions that I saw along our travels. The images of children living on the street begging for life sustaining food and water will forever be with me. The most haunting of these images was that of the scattered bodies of sleeping children strewn over the sidewalks. After staying up throughout the most dangerous hours of the night they would sleep during the day on the warm sidewalks. A seemingly common sight to the inhabitants of the Philippines, they would step over these sleeping children during their morning commute to work. If I shut my eyes I can still see the little toddler girl curled protectively in the fetal position, her once white shorts now tattered and dingy. Her pink top was stained and ripped and her jet black hair was tangled as it lay across her little face shielding her eyes from the sun. As our taxi drove past her a huge lump formed in my throat and warm tears erupted from my eyes and flowed down my cheeks for all to see. Granted, I was missing my own toddler who we left with my parents but these feelings were more than just maternal longing. They were of one human feeling the suffering of another. I vowed at that moment not to forget the images that burned themselves into my eyes…and forget I have not. International Relief Missions (IRM) http://www.irm.dayspringharvest.org/ a ministry fueled by these images was developed by my friend and myself with the desire to send help and hope in boxes. Please check out our web site for more info. If we can give one person that little bit of hope to continue on we just may be able to reach a nation….one person at a time!


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