Wow! What a story! What a girl! What great parents! What a God!
"Our primary goal has been to finish laying a foundation of concrete for the Be Like Brit orphanage. Without a fancy concrete mixer/pourer, we form a bucket brigade and pass the concrete, pour it, then pass the bucket back. The labor is challenging yet rewarding, as I truly believe in the work being done by this organization."
"We watched a video about the Gengels' journey, and I could not keep the tears away. Britney looked so full of life in each picture we saw of her in Haiti. Len told us that burying a child is the most unnatural event a person can endure, and he took every chance possible to encourage safety on our adventure.
Knowing Len, working on the rooftop of the orphanage, seeing the beauty of Haiti below–it was all so powerful. The chain of events that led to Be Like Brit was full of tragedy and beauty. Len's love for his daughter brought him to Haiti.
What I have been given this month is inspiration. To see people fully walking in their callings has been an invaluable gift–one I am incredibly thankful to receive. "
Sometimes the only appropriate response is to say hallowed prayers and weep. What a story…what a legacy…what a life…
Amen. the purpose of a life fulfilled through the loving hands of others. Mark, John, Butch, you have said it all.
Heartbreaking and heartwarming story. What a beautiful way to honor their daughter.
I am completely and absolutely humbled by this story…Words will never be enough to express the feelings that comes with the pain but the great news is Britney is with the Lord and smiling over her parents for accomplishing her deepest heart desire…..Wow!!!
That we may love you Lord above all else!!! Amen
Awesome!! Somethings, it’s in broken places that we finally see it- what we are made for. I love this.
What a great story of redemption. Our family lost our daughter also on the mission field April 2009 in South Africa…a placed as parents we don’t plan for. Way to go brave parents to move on with God’s grace. What a great legacy for your daughter. Bless you, Dwight and Peggy Buller
Subscribe to Radical Living:
Receive updates on the latest posts as Seth Barnes covers many topics like spiritual formation, what if means to be a christian, how to pray, and more. Radical Living blog is all about a call to excellence in ministry, church, and leadership -as the hands and feet of Jesus.