Late in 1997, my parents, Bernie and Sheryl, began a ministry in Haiti. They had been involved in Haiti through another organization for several years, but here God opened new opportunities, and they responded by founding Starfish Ministries in January of 1998.
As many of you know, the Starfish name comes from a story that begins, “One day, after a particularly severe storm . . .” and goes on to tell of young boy who finds thousands of starfish stranded on a beach, dying, and with no way back into the water. The boy picks up starfish after starfish and throws them into the ocean, until a man stops him to tell him that with all of the starfish on the beach, nothing one little boy does can possibly make any difference. The boy shows the man the starfish he’s just picked up and says, “It makes a difference to this one.” Continue Reading →