Sunday, October 28, 2007

Favorite Foto Friday

Here's one of my favorite pictures from my mission trip to Ambato, Ecuador last October. My face is all red from crying, because these little kiddos just broke my heart. On this day, we were bringing supplies to volcano victims. These poor people had lost crops and farm animals (including goats and guinea pigs) due to the volcano Tungurahua. The little boys and girls all had red cheeks from the wind that were now covered in gray soot of volcano ash. They were so poor. One little boy had on two different colored boots and he was having the time of his life kicking around an empty water bottle like it was a ball. I kept thinking of all Luke had in his closet that this little boy needed. All the toys he had at home that I would have loved to have given him. The Lord has blessed us so much and yet we continue to take it for granted.

I met so many wonderful people there. They were so friendly and interested to know more about what we had to share about Jesus. When some people found out we were from Estados Unidos, they would say, "Please take me back to your country. Take my daughter!". Incredible!

I can still remember the sky, the hills, the people's faces and the smells. I miss it!


Psalm 121:1-2 says:
I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.


Shannon said...

What a trip that must have been. Maybe someday Mike and I can go. We would love it!

I tired to find your blog yesterday at home and couldn't. When I changed my background template it wiped some of my stuff away. You're still one of my faves, girl! I'll get you back up there! E-mail me your friend's site that you were telling me about that had tons of links on it.

Love ya, girl!