Have you ever had a song just make you stop and listen? The song “Do Something” by Matthew West is one that just made me stop. And listen. It just speaks to what we do here at Jake’s Diapers. We do something.
“If not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something”
The original inspiration for Jake’s Diapers was a mission trip we took to Peru. We visited an orphanage while we were there, and they were re-using disposable diapers due to extremely limited resources. This was the inspiration for Jake’s Diapers. Originally, we were just going to take cloth diapers back to El Refugio, (which Ann did a few weeks ago!). Well, low and behold, it seems the good Lord has greater plans for us than just the babies at El Refugio. What started out as a small seed, has fully blossomed into something much, much bigger than we had ever anticipated! He has called us on this path to DOSOMETHING!! There is such a need for such a basic necessity, and the babies we are being led to are all over the world, including some in extremely remote locations, and others near large populations. Our Diaper Drop to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, helped to provide cloth diapers to babies whose families live in and work in a garbage dump. In Haiti, our cloth diapers go to Real Hope for Haiti, where they have about 75 babies in diapers recovering from extreme malnutrition. If not us, then who? He is giving us the opportunity to make a difference, one cloth diaper at a time.
I woke up this morning
Saw a world full of trouble now
Thought, how’d we ever get so far down
How’s it ever gonna turn around
So I turned my eyes to Heaven
I thought, “God, why don’t You do something?”
Well, I just couldn’t bear the thought of
People living in poverty
Children sold into slavery
The thought disgusted me
So, I shook my fist at Heaven
Said, “God, why don’t You do something?”
He said, “I did, I created you”
Each day is a gift, and a chance to DO SOMETHING! One step a time, we are doing something! One by one. One cloth diaper. One baby. One Orphanage. One special needs child & adult. One by one, we are doing something! We are so in awe of what we have been able to accomplish in the past year. We have impacted the lives of over 200, yes, OVER 200 babies in need, from right here in our backyard to Africa, Guatemala, Peru, and Haiti. We did not do this alone. Each prayer, each share of our story. You never know where it will lead, only He does! This journey is an amazing journey, one that we are so glad to be called upon. Now, it’s time to DO SOMETHING!