Updated 10/28: We've reached our funding goal. Thank you! We have a unique way a church or individual can partner with World Orphans work in Haiti.
Many people don't know that French - not Creole - is the primary written language taught in most schools in Haiti - including at our OVC (Orphan and Vulnerable Child) partner churches. As we continue to build into and provide resources to our partner churches and their schools, we've been looking for resources that can be used to teach French, engage children, and share the Gospel.
Vice President of Projects, Scott Vair, uses "The Jesus Storybook Bible" written by Sally Llyod-Jones in his home. For those who are not familiar with the book - it does an outstanding job of communicating the Gospel to children (and adults) showing how Bible stories (particularly old testament stories) whisper the name and coming of Jesus. It demonstrates that each individual story is part of a larger story that is the Gospel. You can read more about it here:
Here is a paragraph from that website:
Every Story Whispers His Name…
Written for children ages four and up, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the one story underneath all the stories of the Bible and points to the birth of a child, the Rescuer, Jesus. Complete with 44 Bible stories, The Jesus Storybook Bible paints a beautiful portrait of Jesus and invites children to see that he is not only at the center of God’s great story of redemption—he is at the center of their story too. Children and adults alike will be captivated by the beautifully written narrative and the original and unique illustrations by accomplished artist Jago. Lloyd-Jones’ powerful gift of storytelling draws the reader into the greatest adventure of all time in an exciting page-turner that kids (and adults) find hard to put down.
We've been in contact with Sally Llyod-Jones and her publisher about the book, which has been translated into French. Due to their generosity in waving royalties, we are able to purchase 500 French copies of the book for only $1,855 which is less than $4 a copy. We will then distribute them to our 11 church partners in Haiti for use in the churches, schools, and homes caring for orphans.
And if you don't yet own a copy of this book for your home - get one - it's awesome.