The boys and belle painted all morning while Jaime and Alyssa visited the House of Hope that rescues girls who have been trafficked. As you know from Cambodia, Jaime and I have already seen how only Jesus can heal these girls! All poor countries have the same problems.
I was an extremely proud dad again today! The kids have been so awesome the whole trip! This morning, Belle got her bag out on her own and colored with some of the orphans. Then she gave them her finger puppets and showed them how they worked! The kids wore them all afternoon! She handed out candy and gum all on her own!
We painted a school where the orphans attend. I am pretty sure the kids painted themselves as much as the walls. Blake scratched himself on the wall and was bleeding. He was so brave he just taped it himself with the masking tape we were using! We worked really hard all morning and then the reinforcements came! 30 high schoolers!
We walked into the hills around the orphanage and invited the community to Tuesday night service. We prayed with the families as they invited us into their homes-sticks and tin! Then at church, the pastor called all our kids up front and prayed over them. He was so proud of these little kids who came to Nicaragua to serve other kids! Talk about a tearjerker! Then at the end of service, Jaime lost it hugging and praying with a 14 year old we have become attached to. Belle saw mommy crying and it was over! We hugged and sobbed. We all feel bad that they don't have parents to love on them every day like us!
The oldest girl told us today the best thing about the orphanage was that they introduced her to Jesus! It is awesome to know she has given her life and dreams over to Him! That is what it is all about!
Thanks to all of you who support Christian orphanages around the world! They truly do make an eternal difference in the kingdom!