Pops of color and the waving streamers stuck out against a crisp, blue Haitian sky. Giggles from the children who fashioned the handmade kites rang out, and Back2Back staff took in the moment before explaining the purpose behind kite flying.
It was an Easter celebration for children at a partnering children’s home, but the lessons they learned were meant to last longer than a Sunday in April. “My family attended the celebration, and my wife led a Bible study about God’s resurrection,” shared Jimmy Francois, Back2Back staff. The children were given the chance to ask questions about God’s return.
They decorated eggs together, and did a small activity with plastic eggs filled with candy, creating quite a stir of excitement among the children. Next, they gathered around the long picnic table on the property and designed kites.
“The children were free to decorate them as they saw fit,” explained Jimmy. “It is a fun tradition they always look forward to, but there is a deeper meaning. We want them to realize, as they look up and fly their kites, that they can always look up to God when they need help, direction, or hope.”
Easter Sunday may have been a few weeks ago, but the learning doesn’t stop when the calendar day changes. The children are taught about God’s provision, and in turn, feel a hunger to know more about Him and live their days in His honor.
Spiritual growth and health like this is only possible through sponsorship, advocacy, and prayer. We are excited for all the ways the children in Haiti want to grow, and we welcome your ongoing support to help make it happen.