On an outreach in Haiti in November 2012 our hearts began to stir with the idea of opening a shelter for abandoned children. As we discussed potential solutions, we revisited the legendary anecdote about the father and son who were walking down a beach after a heavy storm had washed thousands of starfish onto the shore, after which the tide receded and stranded them all to die.  As they walked, the son would stop and reach down, pick up a starfish and toss it back into the ocean.  As the young boy continued this practice every few feet, it eventually became burdensome to the father, who turned to his son to remind him that he couldn’t possibly save them all.  To which the boy, reaching down for another starfish replied, “I know – but I can save this one!” and returned it to the sea.