A Heart Like Amie’s

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.

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Greg England says:

    I think you DO have a heart like Annie.

  2. J Prude says:

    Wow, we could all learn from Amie! I hope she gets to make the trip to Honduras with you sometime. A friend shared recently that her daughter brought a homeless man home for Thanksgiving weekend last year, and she talked about lessons they learned from their daughter about helping others, and about getting out of our comfort zone. We can learn so much from these tenderhearted young people who haven’t become cynical like so many of us have.

  3. Roxanne says:

    Wow, what a gal! Sad to say but there are probably many children that are that ill that will be recipients of God’s love from her wonderful idea and her sharing what she has. God bless Amie. Trey, I’m praying for all of your group as you journey and spread the love of the father.

  4. leslie says:

    what a wonderful and inspiring young woman who isn’t waiting to change the world. i am glad you are there to further her good work.

  5. Jo Baird says:

    Thank God for the Amie’s of this world. May God bless her as she goes off to college and faces the future. May she always be that kind of caring person.

  6. Thanks for sharing the beauty of Amie’s heart~

    “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why:

    I was hungry and you fed me,
    I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
    I was homeless and you gave me a room,
    I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
    I was sick and you stopped to visit,
    I was in prison and you came to me.’

    Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me — you did it to me.’ Matt 25:34-36

  7. I want to spend a little time with her parents and learn how to raise children like that!

  8. Karin Johnson says:

    Amazing! She is a very special young lady! She is always thinking of others, and I’m going to miss having her as a neighbor. Amie and young people like her give me hope in our younger generation. Just when I begin to worry about this world, someone like her shows up! Thanks, Amie, for being the salt and light God called you to be!

  9. jel says:

    Safe trip Trey,

    and the next time ya see Amie, please tell her from me “WAY TO GO gIRL” 😉

  10. KIM says:

    Amy is learning about God mostly thru her own desire. This teen girl goes to services by herself. She gets up every Sunday morning on her own to make it to church, without prodding, threats, etc…God is gonna do amazing things thru Amy I have no doubt. I’ve known her for 13 yrs…she has always had the purest heart I know.

  11. Ginger Wilson says:

    Amie is one of the most precious people I know. Her smile always brightens my day. Thanks so much for sharing her story.

  12. Sherry Hubright says:

    Trey– If you see a little girl named Ana Grabriela at Hospital Esquela please give her a hug from me. She is on the 2nd floor in a ward of very sick kids. I’ll try sending you a pic of her via Facebook. :-) AND if you see Juan Jose or Eldon (same ward) ask them if they remember the magic tricks (courtesy of Kin Ellis!) Eldon is waiting for a kidney transplant & is from Roatan. (He speaks English.) He is a great kid!

    Praying for your time in Honduras!

  13. Nick Flesher says:

    So do you think if I called you about a homeless man here in Leon you’d come down and check on him too?
    Cause that’d be awesome!

  14. Nick Flesher says:

    And God bless your work in Honduras! I will be praying for you and your team!
    Oh and the verse from 127:1 at the top of your page here is one of my favorites!

  15. Carol says:

    I took care of Amie in the hospital when she was only as big as a beanie baby when she was born. So glad to hear she has grown into a fine young lady! Kudos to her mom and dad, I know they are proud as well!!!

  16. Charla says:

    I’m so glad you shared this story about Amie. I found myself talking about her many times on my trip to Peru, for very random reasons. She and I have a very special friendship that first started as student/teacher and then developed into a sisters-in-Christ type bond.

    Amie is the type of person everyone in their lives wants to be like, and wants to be around and I can only imagine is the dream child for any parent. I think what makes her life even more spectacular is what a MIRACLE her life actually is!

    To be inspired by an 18 year old is pretty spectacular, but I think she has done just that for so many, including me!

    • Trey Morgan says:

      Your comment made me smile, Charla. Sure was good to see you in Lott’s yesterday. You looked great. I think part of that beautiful glow was from your trip to Peru. Thanks for being a great example in my life.

  17. L.C.T. says:

    You know some incredible people. That’s inspiring.

  18. Duane Scott says:

    What an awesome testament! What an awesome gal. And, you know Trey, you got a pretty good heart too. :)

  19. LindaH says:

    Each one of her beanie babies is a miracle of Love, as are the rest of the toys you will be distributing. Blessing on your trip!

  20. Great story! What a great example.
    To Amie, thank you for setting a great example for all of us.
    It sounds like she is an exceptional person. God bless this young lady and her future in college and beyond.

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