Young or old, it doesn't matter! It is so hard to describe the emotions that you are faced with when you go on a short term mission trip. Your eyes see things that they have never seen and your heart feels things that it has never felt. These emotions are difficult to handle when you are an adult. I know the children that came to Nicaragua this week are really struggling with what to make of the memories and experiences that they had this week. There were lots of tears shed as we said our goodbye's. The kids became so attached to their new friends and their hearts just broke when they grasped the fact that they don't have solid parental figures like themselves. They all want to come back and visit and do whatever they can to help them.
Someone in our group referenced Matthew 19:14 where Jesus says,"Let the little children come to me...". How blessed our "little children" are to have been given an opportunity to go to Nicaragua in the name of Jesus!
It was humbling to see our kids' hearts broken over the need for Jesus. We are comforted by the fact that these kids are taught about Jesus on a daily basis through the ministry that has been started down here. I am grateful that the Holy Spirit challenged us to step out of our comfort zone and bring our kids! To God be the Glory!