Amie has the most amazing heart. Amie is one of our young people at church. She’s just graduated and will start college next month. More than once, Amie has called me asking for help. No, not ever for herself, but always for other people. Every time she sees someone in town that looks homeless, hungry or needing help, she calls and says, “Can you go check on this person for me?” I’ve always tried.
Once when she called about a homeless man she’d seen at the McDonald’s needing help, I jumped in my pickup and went to check on him. When I got there I said, “There you are, I’ve been looking for you.” He responded, “How’d you know I was here? Did an angel tell you?” I said, “Yes, a little blonde headed 18 year old one.”
I leave this Saturday for Honduras. As many of you know, I’ve been asking for beanie-baby stuffed animals to take with me. I have a a TON that we’ll pack up and take with us when we go. Those little stuffed animals will be given to a little boy or girl in the hospital there in Honduras. The hospital is not a good place to be for a child, especially in a third-world country. The last time we visited the hospital there, we saw lots of really sick kids whose eyes lit up by the gift of a simple stuffed animal.
This past Sunday, Amie told me she was wanting to donate her beanie-baby collection she’d been saving. Before bringing her stuffed animal collection to the house, she spent the afternoon putting a ribbon around each of their necks with a little hand written note that said, “Dios Te Ama”, which is “God Loves You.” With them she gave me this note:
“I know that there are tons of children at the hospital that are really sick, but I want to ask you to give mine to the ones that are doing really bad and need to know that God loves them. (I know that every child there needs to know that, but I feel that God is pushing me to do this for the really really sick ones). If you could please do this for me I would really appreciate it. Even though I can’t be there in person, I know I can still work through God, and can get my beanie babies to them with your help.”
I’d just like to say that I want a heart like Amie’s.