The morning started off great; a beautiful day to be serving the Lord! It had been raining quite a bit before we got here, and we marvel that it has been sunny and dry.
We take the drive every day to Casa Angelina, an hour bus ride to our work sites. When we arrive, we have about an hour of worship, and the logistics of our day. We were honored with an amazing testimony of one of the orphan girls, who has been through unspeakable tragedy. YET, the summary of her testimony was how to live like a free person, in Christ. She said her tragedy kept her enslaved to others, to sin, and to a life that was soul crushing. We marveled at how a young person can get up and be so vulnerable and share such a difficult testimony…and offer forgiveness to her offenders. Then we joyfully cried that her life course, has given way to the ability for her to attend college in the US for…aeronautical engineering, no less. God is good!
Our work took each of us in different directions today. Some painted the school at the orphanage, some were muddied from working on the floor at the new church building site, some worked in the dental clinic, some worked on a security wall, some worked by making crafts for the kids, some worked welding, and some were the photographers. Together the stories of what was accomplished today were amazing. As we continue to work and grow together, we see the hand of God at work.
Our worship time was incredible this evening; moving and inspirational. Each of us was given a card, hand picked with scripture that was specific for each of us. Tears filled the room as we saw how God had spoken a word over each of us. Several shared their cards and how it spoke specifically to them.
Our journey thus far has drawn us closer, made us more empathetic, has given us perspective, and we will leave forever changed. We thank all of you who are praying for our journey.