Big Hearts in little people

This past week has shown me so much love.  Watching the girls on this team and the response of the children at the Care Points is so amazin.  No matter if it is one child or ten wanting attention each one just makes room for one more.  The hugs these children give are so big.  I am reminded how Jesus continues to open His arms and always welcome one more.

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Little Hands

He holds the little hands better than I can.  The hard thing about short-term missions is that they never feel like enough time.  The shy laughs and silly dances combined with all the yearning hugs just spelled out love.  Seeing all the dusty faces and wanting to take them all home and protect them was a major heart struggle for me.  Nevertheless, God calls us to break our hearts for the things that break his.  Despite how many smooches I want to put on the baby’s heads or games of patty cake I can possibly play, eventually that time of tangibly loving expires....

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Little Hands

He holds the little hands better than I can.  The hard thing about short-term missions is that they never feel like enough time.  The shy laughs and silly dances combined with all the yearning hugs just spelled out love.  Seeing all the dusty faces and wanting to take them all home and protect them was a major heart struggle for me.  Nevertheless, God calls us to break our hearts for the things that break his.  Despite how many smooches I want to put on the baby’s heads or games of patty cake I can possibly play, eventually that time of tangibly loving expires....

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Be the Chance

By Maren Warner – Guatemala 2 Week 2nd Launch Be the chance. Yes, you read that correctly; be the chance.  Being able to serve in Guatemala for two weeks was beyond amazing and truly eye-opening.  But while it was those things it was also a lot of other things. Coming to Guatemala was taking a chance, and it’s one I’m glad I took.  Sometimes taking big chances can be extremely scary, but what if by taking a chance yourself you end up giving other people a chance? A second chance, a first chance, a chance at hope, a chance to thrive, to love, to live again. What...

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Hope Ethiopia

Talked with team this morning.  The team has been involved with Children’s ministry right from the start.  Today they are working with the local community doing a reforesting project.  Looks to be a busy day but one where they get to work side by side with the people that the project will be helping.    Everyone is doing well.  They did mention that it is the rainy season, so they have been experiencing some rain.    Hope Ethiopia shared as well that they will try to post some pictures on their website: http://hopethiopia.com/    ...

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