Today we headed to the community to paint. We painted the interiors of houses numbers 3 and 4 (from our work last year) and tomorrow we'll head to houses numbers 1 and 2 to do painting, as well.
Some of us spent time at the community center spending time with the children and Ma's of Wellington. Such an amazing experience...hard to even articulate.
At every turn, we are confronted with smiles. I'm not sure that we, in the U.S. can even translate the beauty of that. These amazing people, in the midst of their deprivation, find joy at every turn. Their recognition of the faces who've been here before that they recognize, are simply 'appreciative'. Their faces reflect joy, as they know it, and a faith that is exemplified in the midst of need and depravity that most of us have never known. It is such a beautiful example for those of us who have so much. We have lots to learn and much to process.
Your prayers for this team and the folks we serve are coveted. Thank you, friends. Know that we are well and blessed here. Thank you for your prayers for this experience and for these amazing people. In HIM and for the Team, vicki