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The Gift

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Dwellings - Build Homes / Change Lives

Pray - For families waiting for homes and teams to build homes.
Go - Organize a team of friends, family, co-workers to build a home.
Give - Donate a gift of any size will help.

 

The Gift by Susan Schmaltz

A house...
Four walls of rusty tin
Two beds for a family of eight
Dirt floors...smoke covered walls
No food...where is the food?

A donor...
Someone cares
Someone wants to help
What can I do? How much?
He writes the cheque...a smile crosses his face

A team...
Volunteers
Excited to be part of something meaningful Hard work...long hours...
God, it feels great
Digging trenches...mixing cement...hot sun
Stacking blocks...sore back...blisters
Yes God...it feels great!

A home...
Security...solid walls...a door that locks
A cement floor...a skylight
Everyone has a bed
Mattresses...pillows...blankets
Warmth...comfort...a sanctuary

A family...
Overwhelmed and grateful
Children rolling on beds
Wrapping in soft blankets
Snuggling their teddy bears
Parents watching...with tear filled eyes

The Gift...
To be present...
To share in this sacred moment
The satisfaction...the joy...the love
It is as it should be...



1 comment so far:

Love the poem. Praying for alternitive missions.

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