Help us name our "GO Guy or Gal"Rich Stigall
“Cool shirt, but what is it? What does it mean?” Many who wear the GO Project, black T have fielded this question. To us, this image represents a child, but to others, the O-H can be confusing. So, starting today, we’re embracing the “what is it?” question as an opportunity to talk about God’s kids. We’re going to name our “GO Guy or Gal,” and need your help! The first idea, “Stanley,” comes from Momma Fox. For those of you with kids, Beth’s inspiration is not Flat Stanley, but rather a precious 10-year-old boy who deeply touched her heart after the earthquake…
I wanted to throw my idea in for naming the little orange guy. My nomination is STANLEY. Stanley is a name that could be recognized anywhere from America to Africa.
Stanley is also the name of a little boy in Haiti that truly taught me pure love. You may remember him, after the earthquake we found him at the Seventh Day Adventist hospital with a head injury and crushed arm. His mother and sister were killed before his eyes. We took him in and enjoyed his sweet smile, and tears of hope. After partnering with Love a Child we transferred him to the Dominican Republic for treatment and probable amputation. Even though we only had him for 10 days, the connection of pure love was so beautiful and strong.
As we spent nights in that make-shift hospital tent connected to the OTV, I remember his precious arm around my neck holding on so tightly, so trusting. He knew he was loved and cared for. He knew that we were searching for the best medical solution for him. I had many talks with him about his hopes, fears and dreams with a translator’s help. We talked about God’s plan for his life and how trusting in Him could get him through anything. What a beautiful picture that child painted for me of the love that Christ has for us all!
After sending Stanley to the Dominican I searched and searched for him with Unicef, the Red Cross, the hospital, and many other agencies for his return to us with no success. I know God gave me a glimpse into Stanley’s life just for a little while for a reason, and that is to enjoy the lesson of pure and simple love.
My heart is to name our GO guy “Stanley” in honor of the little boy that held me in his hand and taught me lessons that have change my life.
How about you? CLICK HERE>> to tell us your idea as to what our GO Guy or Gal should be named and why. Over the next few weeks, we’ll share your thoughts, pick a name, and celebrate future “What is it?” questions as opportunities to share stories of transformational love found when caring