Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A glimpse of a week

Sunday: Kia rides down to church staring out at God´s beauty. The HEAVENS declare the GLORY of God! Listening to little children shouting out praise songs. Lunch with one of the Tias and meeting her large and extended family. Delicious chicken and getting eaten by bugs at the river. Apples!!! Walking back down the mountain to church with 4 amazing friends. Laughing and slipping and falling down the dusty roads. Yummy food. Worship. Ride up to CDE wedged between my best buddies. Millions of stars overhead.

Monday: HEAT!!! Races with all my little ones. Being in charge of 4 young boys all afternoon meant lots of laughs. Fresh delicious bread and coca-cola and yummy noodles from my wonderful neighbor.

Tuesday: Laughing and giggling with Captain America aka Captain Chipmunk. Washing clothes. Sweet Peniel walking! Walking up to my house as it starts to hail. Banana cake! Laughing with tia´s during concha and carving soap into cute bunny rabbits for homework. My favorite soup with quinua and mani.

Wednesday: Singing in the Guarderia and the little ones playing instruments. New doll house that the kids love. The little boys all went crazy over the barbie motorcycle. Washing more clothes! Homework and lots of handwriting with R. Telling stories and talking with L and J. Helping burn frindges off fabric for the tia to sew. :) always new things to learn

Thursday: New Puzzles in the Guarderia which is the best thing ever. Favorite new puzzle, Ben 10! Finished reading the book of Esther and so encouraged by her faith and trust in God. I can do ALL things through Christ. Helping out in 1 and doing art homework with R for 6 hours. Hearing horror stories, rolled up paper wars, and craziness. Lots of laughter and screaming from E.

Friday: 2 babies in the Guarderia plus a visitor´s baby. Meeting the founders of CDE and getting confused trying to talk in English. Which ended up mostly Spanish and a little bit of English. Can´t talk in English here anymore! haha! Being in charge of 6 little ones ranging in ages from 1-9 all afternoon. CONCHA!!! Soccer, talking with crazy boys. Encouraging R and listening. God is good in the midst of trails. Be praying that God would draw near and save these kids. Watching the kiddos dance with sweet little J on my lap.

Saturday: Helping out in the kitchen. Rice, noodles, chopping up turnips, tomaotes, green veggies, pumpkins, onions, potatoes... lots of laughs... lots of yummy food. Eating and smiling all through lunch at the goofy 4 year old on my left and best bud across from me. Washing pots and walking down the mountain to town.

Just a peek into an average week. Crazy how fast time flies. So much happens in one week. Keep the kids in your prayers. That God would draw near and open up their hearts. My heart breaks as R tells me that he could care less about God. As E makes light of death and says he doesn´t need God. Pray that God would open up hearts and eyes to the truth. He is good and knows every pain these kids have felt. Thanks for your prayers! Lots of love from Bolivia! God bless!

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