After learning Isaiah's story, one cannot deny his willingness to lay down his life for others. At 33 years old, Isaiah along with his brother, Jean Gerry, have embraced the role as father, mentor, provider, caregiver, and teacher for 16 children, orphaned after the earthquake of 2010. Being orphaned themselves at a young age, they answered God's call to become the fathers they never had.
The love that exists between each child and Isaiah is like God's love ... complete and unconditional. We spent the morning with his children reading a story and doing an edible art project that reminds us that "God isn't finished with us yet." He has a unique plan for each and every one of us, just like Isaiah does for all of his children. He shared with us specifically the story of his youngest, Ketty. She was left without parents after the earthquake and brought to him by her aunt. The daunting task of raising a three year old girl as a 29 year old bachelor seemed too great. However, it was placed on his heart by God to bring Ketty "home." Three years later, it is obvious to see these children are HOME.
As we ended our visit at the orphanage, Isaiah and the children had a special treat for us. The children sang Jesus Loves Me and If You're Happy and You Know It and Ketty did a solo of Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 Peter 5:6-7
By Wuela & Kristine