Thursday, March 10, 2011

The 3 Amigos!

We had the privilege last week to have one of the missionary families in town for our church's missions festival stay with us. It was Mr. Jose and Ms. Erin as our kids affectionally call them. They run Hope for Guatemala in one of the worst parts of Guatemala city and we love them dearly. Jose stayed with us two years ago when in town for the festival but it was the first time he was able to bring the whole family.

So our normally chaotic and loud house of 7 turned into an even greater cacophony of noise and activity the likes we had only seen before during a sporting event. E and F instantly bonded with their son Daniel and it was a great week of boy mania. Thankfully it was a beautiful week and they lived outside for the most part. I'm sure all of the neighbors were thinking, oh great, more kids running around over there and now there's a spanish speaking mexican looking guy hanging around, what the heck!?

It was such a privilege to be able to serve them while here and be just a little part of their amazing ministry to approximately 200 vulnerable children. Being a part of nearly 45 families in town for the missions festival is always such a great experience for us and our kids. It's so humbling to be in the presence of what I call Kingdom Heroes and those who stand in the gap with their time, resources, skills, lives. I was so stoked to see our church turn our hall with their information into a Hall of Fame hall, they are so deserving of our admiration, praise, and support.

They also have a little girl and the boys were so great with her and made special efforts to watch after and take care of her. Of course B and C did their part in taking care of a temporary little sis too. E was especially enamored by this precious little girl and was very sweet and loving with her. Melissa has taken that as a sign that we are supposed to have a little girl in the near future. All I can say is when God gets a hold of your heart, what are you gonna do?

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