“Don’t play with matches.” It seems like your mother told you that a million times when you were growing up.
Why didn’t his mother give him the message?
Because he is an orphan.
Should he have known anyway? Probably so, but nevertheless, the boy played with matches and the CRF orphanage in Benjamin, Haiti burned down.
Benjamin is a place of extreme poverty. CRF has 137 children there. We praise God that none of the children were hurt.
This is the place where we just got the water in “the Deep Hole” story of a few months ago. But the new well was too far away to get a bucket brigade and save the building. We lost beds, clothes, books, uniforms, and pretty much everything else with the building.
It’s a sad situation in an already needy place. But this event was just one bad thing that happened in the midst of all kinds of good. Children in Benjamin are being housed, fed, educated, and getting great spiritual training under the leadership of Alfred Princilma. We need to get this blessing for the children and the gospel restored quickly. And we will.