"So many things were beyond belief for me today, but the first thing that God revealed to me was how blessed I am. I know it's what most people say, but it is such an intense and humbling experience to see the hurt and conditions that children around the world endure each and every day. Secondly, God is such a great God. He just reassured me that through the few hours that I was able to spend with Hosea, Francisco, and the other boys in the special needs area that I am doing the right job, career, or whatever you want to call it. Thirdly, but not lastly, I was awed by how God just showed me how to listen to Him more. As Hosea sat on my lap for an hour, and was unable to speak or even understand my words, he listened and smiled. So for nothing else, I was able to sit and listen to God today with an awesome kid in my lap holding my hand". .....Laine Cooper
Tomorrow the group will head to San Martin, a large special needs home. They will play games with them, make crafts, listen to music, and just love on God's sweet people. They will also visit the AIDS orphanage where there is a little seven year old girl just waiting for immediate adoption. After lunch, they will be feeding the people of the Squatter's Camp along with giving them Bibles. It is sure to be a long an emotional day. PLEASE PRAY for the team members as they are stepping out of their comfort zones to bring the love of Christ to those in need!