Today we had a great day. The day was mostly spent interacting with kids. There are a couple of schools in the area and during recess we just went and played with the kids. I had my butt kicked in soccer several times by some little kids. :)
Here's Leah with one of the girls.
We then went to another school in the area and we made lunch for the kids. One of the local families opened up their home and allowed us to make the lunch there. Below is Mariah at the home.
Here are some of our kids passing out the meals.
After we had our lunch we walked around the mountain and just interacted with families and asked them if there was any way we could pray for them. It was a very special time and the families were incredibly hospitable. This is Rosa. She gave us some fresh mangos straight from the tree before we left.
Here are some of our girls walking with some of the local girls.
Today has been amazing so far and it's so awesome to see God working in us and through us. Our kids have been absolutely incredible and have already faced some different struggles on the trip and have passed with flying colors! I'm so proud of them all.
This is a level of poverty like I have never seen before. It's really eye opening and just reminds me once again how important it is to bless others with what we have been given. But, also a reminder that this trip is not just about "humantarian" stuff. There's a lot of that going on. We want to be giving Jesus to people, not just some granola bars.
One funny story .... my Spanish is not good at all. Anyway, I had been going around asking kids their name by saying "te ama" and I had several kids just sort of laugh at me when I'd ask. Well, come to find out that "te ama" is not "What's you're name." Instead it's "I love you." Well, kids need to know that anyway. :)