Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"It Is Finished"

(by Dustin Kensrue) 



I told y'all about traveling with an amazing group of difference makers to the ends of the earth & back again (by way of London). It may seem like I was finished, but I have saved the best for last!

The kids...

They once were fatherless, but now they have a Heavenly Father. Many of them were homeless, but they now have a home with a family who cares for them. And God has seen fit to provide for each of their individual needs.

We got to see this group of kids every day that we were in the village, and I wouldn't trade one second of my time with them. We took advantage of every moment that we could find to be with them, even if it was only long enough to give them a hug on their way to school. Seriously, we'd hear anything that sounded like it could be one of them, and we'd be out the door in a heartbeat!

We played soccer with them...






Ate with them...


Danced with them, cried with them {the tears were my fault, apparently} & laughed with them...


And we took lots & lots of photos with them!




I wish I could adequately describe the joy in their eyes, in their smiles, in their laughter. These pictures are only a glimpse of how joyful they were. And the joy was contagious. I love those kids so much. I think about them all of the time. And I pray for them every day.

There's so much more that I'd like to tell y'all about them, but I still can't seem to do so without crying my eyes out. It broke my heart to leave, and I long to go back. Tomorrow. Seriously, even on the day that I returned, I said that I'd go back the next day if I could. Even if all I got to do was hug the kids once & leave, I'd do it. It'd be worth every minute of the travel.

And I get to do it again in 50 days!! ♥

Amy
Photo credit: basically all of the good pictures were taken by Nicole (&/or with her camera and expertise), and the others are from various team members' phones and cameras...

1 comments:

Brooke said...

thanks for sharing them with us!!!