Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Painting and Playing

Post written by Jill Imperato (from Maine)
Lamentations 3:22-23  "The faithful love of the Lord never ends!  His mercies 
never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning."  
Today we had the opportunity and privilege to serve the boys at Cisna, an 
orphanage for boys in San Salvador.  We began the morning with painting.  It is 
truly amazing how much painting can get accomplished when you have over twenty people working together, next year the team is coming to my house for some projects! 

 We ate a delicious and healthy lunch at Burger King, then headed back 
to the orphanage to play and talk with the boys.  We had the opportunity to 
share the Gospel with them and several responded by raising their hands.  What 
an awesome testimony of what God can do even in the midst of so much hurt, 
abuse, anger, and rejection. I am awed by the strength of these children and so 
thankful for the many different talents in our group and their willingness to 
share these with others. 

Following this time, we were able to play with the kids; soccer, sidewalk chalk, 
crafts, football, and Frisbees.  It is awesome to see these boys relax and become 
children again, enjoying the things every child should be able to do.  God has 
not forgotten these boys and we were blessed to be His hands and His feet today. 
What an incredible and humbling privilege. 

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