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Life detour leads to unplanned vocation

Today an article appeared in the Courier featuring my story. Here it is if you'd like to read it.

Friday, January 18, 2013Life detour leads to unplanned vocation

Staff Writer

Tori Rayle misses her babies.

It's been nearly a month since the 23-year-old Findlay High School graduate has been in Haiti where she helps care for sick, abandoned and orphaned youngsters.

"I cannot wait to be back," said Rayle, who is the preschool teacher at the Children of the Promise complex in the small northern village of Lagossette.

She has been in Fostoria with her family since Dec. 20, raising money to finance the coming year of her mission work. Rayle hopes to return to Haiti by the end of January.

"It's been hard to be home because the day that I left they found out that we had a cholera outbreak at the orphanage," she said. "I want to be with the kids because they need people."

Any updates she receives come from the staff's Facebook pages an…

"Boys Become Kings, Girls will be Queens"

Little hands, shoeless feet, lonely eyes looking back at me
Will we leave behind the innocent too brief
On their own, on the run when their lives have only begun
These could be our daughters and our sons
And just like a drum I can hear their hearts beating
I know my God won’t let them be defeated
Every child has a dream to belong and be loved

Boys become kings, girls will be queens
Wrapped in Your majesty
When we love, when we love the least of these
Then they will be brave and free
Shout your name in victory
When we love when we love the least of these
When we love the least of these

Break our hearts once again
Help us to remember when
We were only children hoping for a friend
Won’t you look around these are the lives that the world has forgotten
Waiting for doors of our hearts and our homes to open


If not us who will be like Jesus
To the least of these
If not us tell me who will be like Jesus
Like Jesus to the least of these

Boys become kings, girls will be queens
Wrapped in your majesty
When …