Wearing Pink Flip-Flops for Jesus

I’d like you to meet Canon. He and his family went with us to Honduras. Canon just turned 12-years-old and was a “go getter” in Honduras. The picture fits him perfectly … everywhere he went he had his backpack FULL of things to give away to others. He brought stuff from home like baseball caps, soccer jerseys, clothes, bracelets and on and on. Canon always had Honduran kids around him because he was always giving away his things.

Just before Canon left to go home he spotted this little boy who was watching him from behind a gate of the Casa orphanage. Canon realized the boy needed some shoes so he gave him his Nikes … his last pair of shoes.

Canon ended up wearing home his mother’s pink flop flops that were 2 sizes too small (see picture).  That’s love. No wonder Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

I want to be like Canon.

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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. Rick says:

    Amen! Canon gets it.

  2. Amanda KP says:

    Canon is an amazing young man whole exudes excitement for Jesus!!! This kid (and his family) added so much love to the trip!!! They were definitely fulfilling the theme of ‘Hands & Feet’!!!! So glad we had the chance to meet them and hope to see them again–soon!!!

  3. It was a story like that I heard on a Christian radio program YEARS ago when I was in high school that planted the seed in my mind to “try” a mission trip to Brazil when I was in college. Very cool.

  4. Carrie says:

    Wow! It makes me wonder what my kids would have done in a situation like that and sadly I don’t think this is it. We all need to strive to be more like Canon and hopefully our kids will then follow our example. What a wonderful young man!

  5. Love this story and the great pictures. Thanks for sharing this, Trey. I’m with you.

  6. Kandys says:

    Incredible!
    If only the whole world knew how to love like that.

  7. Erika says:

    Praise God thats a precious story.

  8. Jess says:

    Makes you step back and think: would I do the same thing if the opportunity arose? That’s some inspiring selflessness; Canon showed what it means to be the greatest in the kingdom.

  9. Sandi says:

    WOW! That’s all…just WOW..with goose bumps!

  10. floyd says:

    Came over from Jason’s site, this story is amazing and inspirational. I need to learn a few lessons from that young man. What an amazing spirit and heart. Great story.

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