(Photo courtesy Bethany Christian Services)
International (MNN) ― In Haiti's warm climate, cockroaches thrive. Attracted to wooden cribs, they crawl all over infants resting inside, such as those under the care of Bethany Christian Services. Bethany's John VanValkenberg explains a solution Bethany provides.
"There really is a need for metal cribs rather than wood so that cockroaches don't have a place to stay and live near babies," he says.
Bethany provides metal cribs for infants in Haiti through their gift catalog. After a successful run last year, Bethany is providing another chance to show Christ's compassion to orphans and families worldwide.
VanValkenberg explains that one advantage of the catalog is people can choose a worldwide need that's meaningful to them.
"For example," VanValkenberg states, "if a family adopted from Haiti, they might be moved to provide a metal crib for an orphan that is still in-country."
Bethany shows the love and compassion of Christ to needy orphans and families worldwide. Their Christmas Catalog highlights the most-pressing needs of each international region. In Ethiopia, Bethany meets both immediate and long-term needs.
"There are many needs throughout the country, and we have many programs that involve training, providing resources, providing nutrition."Click here to view the catalog.