Following our meeting at the school, we did some outreach work at a public school in Chirijuyu where we were welcomed by the school children with excitement and enthusiasm; singing This Little Light of Mine in Spanish. Pastor Fred told a story to the children about the hope and love of Jesus. It warmed our hearts to see the responses from these children to our visit. Following our service, we shared gifts of school supplies with the children and enjoyed a lively soccer game with them. Seeing the kids’ smiling faces as we engaged with them was priceless.
After our visit to the public school, we returned to the AOJ school for lunch hosted by Luis and his wife Diana. In the afternoon, we did some more work painting at the AOJ school and completing more building of the housing panels at the workshop. Following this work, we met children to be sponsored through the AOJ and we played games with these children and received warm hugs from all of the them at the end of our time. It was another uplifting experience for the entire team.
To wrap up, it was an another very special day. It’s amazing when you show love, it comes back to you many times over. We were truly blessed today. As Jesus said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”