“Joy and giving go together.” – David Green
It is so inspiring to receive stories from Life Members who are constantly looking for ways to give back. The Life on Life Initiative is so much more than just a label we stamp on pictures. It is truly an on-going, life changing project meant to bless the lives of people in need all around the world. Here is an inspiring story of giving back, written by Life Member – Lon Weberg:
It was after the hurricane that devastated the Island of Haiti in August of 2016 that the Lord put on my heart to send Crosses to Haiti. In listening to the leaders from Haiti at our Leadership Convention, we realized that a lot of the people had lost their last shred of hope in that country. We wanted to put hope back into their lives through the message of salvation through the Cross of Jesus Christ.
“We asked Life Coach, Thierry Laplanche, if it would be okay to send 1,000 Crosses to the Haitian community to hand out to their people and their children. I believe that without hope, it is almost impossible to dream, and people that have lost the ability to dream have lost all hope. We know the answer to all life’s problems is through what Jesus Christ did on the Cross, His death and resurrection.”
As the idea unraveled, we realized that the flyer that explains salvation, and has John 3:16 on the back, that hangs on the Cross tied by a ribbon, had to be written in French. Our hope was to get the first delivery of Crosses there before Christmas. The first boxes were sent December 13th, with a 6 to 10 day expected delivery time. As Christmas approached, there was no sign or news of the Crosses. Christmas came and went and there was no news. Thierry was instrumental in locating the Crosses in customs. After many meetings and many issues he had to overcome, the Crosses were finally released from customs on April 12th. 2017, just in time for the Easter celebration. God’s timing is always correct and on time. I want to thank George Guzzardo for his inspiration, and all of the Life UP Teams for making this possible, and mostly Team Transformation, many of whom helped in preparing the Crosses and packaging them for this mission.
“As a Christian, I deeply believe that peace, health, wisdom, and prosperity are blessings from God. I also believe that we are saved not by our actions, but by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Having those crosses reminds us of the victory of light against darkness. I want to thank Lon Weberg and his family for their faith, their dedication, and for making such a great difference in people’s lives.” – Thierry Laplanche (Life Coach)
Thank you to all of the Life Members in George and Jill Guzzardo’s organization that had a hand in this project. I believe your efforts and contribution will make an eternal difference for the Haitian community.
If you participated in this Life on Life Initiative or were inspired by this story, please be sure to share your thoughts in the comment section below!
Life: Setting People Free
The Founders of The Cross Builder donate $5.00 to All Grace Outreach for every Cross purchase. If you would like to support this mission, you can purchase a Cross at the upcoming Leadership Convention in Kansas City, MO, or visit The Cross Builder website for more information. The 1,000 Crosses that were sent to Haiti were donated by Lon Weberg and his family, with several Life Members contributing personal funds to help pay for shipping expenses.