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The Most Beautiful Thing

Just a few days ago we finished out with the last team of the year with an amazing week! Although it was consistent heat and humidity all week long with little to no shade at times, it truly was an incredible week. Approximately 55 wheelchairs were given out, 3 homes were built, twenty families were given bags of food and clothes, and several gave their lives to God.

There were so many highlights in the week, but I would have to say that my favorite part was a particular home visit that Ben and I did. The family consisted of a single mother of three children: an eleven-year-old girl, a five-year-old girl, and a one-year-old boy. We began getting to know the family and found out that the mom had stopped going to church sometime ago and that her daughters didn’t know anything about God. Ben soon began fixing that and started telling the older girl all about how Jesus came to earth to save everyone and that He loves her and wants to make her His princess – all the while the younger one listened intently. The older girl decided that she wanted to give her life to God that day, and prayed with Ben to accept Jesus into her heart. A little later on, a friend, who had been listening in as well, asked us if we would pray for her. Of course we did, and Ben called over the new little princess of God to show her how to pray for her friends. Without prompting, she copied every word that Ben said in prayer. It was a sweet and touching moment! At times it almost seems like there is nothing more beautiful than seeing a young child discovering that God loves them and then spread that love to others.

Last week was a great way to end out the teams for the year. Now we look forward to three weeks of camp for the disabled. Week one with the kids starts in just a few days.

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