Foothill Ranch, California
Today our team had the privilege of throwing a mini "carnival" for the surrounding community near the house we were constructing. Our team members walked around the community to invite people to the soccer field. In the beginning the community members were hesitant to connect. By the time we were done, everyone had huge smiles on their faces, laughing and hugging. The team did an amazing job explaining the resurrection of Christ, handing out donations and making sure everyone was included in the festivities. For a portion of the time I was able to hang out with the cutest little girl. Sadly I don't remember her name. We danced around the field, and she loved to twirl. She never let go of my hand. I don't know her situation or her story, but I hoped that I was able to touch her life physically by holding her hand and emotionally by just being with her. My desire was to make her feel special and more importantly, feel God's presence. I will never forget my little friend from El Salvador and the power of touch.