There are certain times when it seems for a just a fleeting moment, heaven and earth share a lingering kiss. I experienced one of those “moments” in Haiti last month. I had the privilege to attend and document a wedding of a young Haitian man, now in his 30’s, who was orphaned as a young teenager.
Fortunately for little Boaz, he had been sponsored by Helen Little, a retired woman from North Carolina, when he was just 8 years old.
With both parents gone, she cared for him as one of her own. He now calls her mom. She loves him as her son. She didn’t rescue Boaz from Haiti, but did something far more important. She rescued him in Haiti. Miss Helen helped him gain an education there in his country and this investment has now allowed him to be part of “the new Haiti", as she calls it. The November 25th wedding to his beautiful bride Luni, provides the backdrop for his story to be told.
Jesus taught us to pray, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” Miss Helen shows us all how anyone can answer that prayer and bring Heaven to earth for a child needing a touch from God.