We are here in Lima now. We have left the jungle, and also left part of ourselves there. We are all changed people, that is a good thing.
We went to bless others but as God would have it, we have been blessed by them.Unless you have done something like this it is hard to imagine how you fall in love with people who really are at first complete strangers! They do not remain that way for long.
These people could teach all of us a lesson on life. They taught us unconditional love, unending gratitude, and the power of a hug, smile, even a kiss on the cheek from a grubby, beautiful child.
There is not many things sweeter than that!
We pray the team left the fragrance of Christ behind. There were some significant transformations and amazing people put in our paths to be loved and accepted.
The final day we went to the compound that is being transformed into an orphanage. What a day that was. People were gracious, walked for miles, and did not want to leave. WE had to walk a bit from the road to the location and many of them walked us out to board the bus.
AND, the day before, we were provided the PHARMACIST we needed! Some young man named Michael, who finished pharmacy school two weeks before, came around from some other team, I think, and we put him to work and he said he could not believe how he would do anything else but serving in this way! We told him his path was put into place to connect with ours long ago. Many people prayed for him to come along and there he was...Should not surprise when we are dealing with the Creator of the universe! But we were all in awe, once again..
We are having an R & R in Lima today. Anxious to head home Saturday (I think today is Friday!)
Thank you for following us. John does have some amazing pictures that I will have to add when we get home as access to internet is minimal and it takes too long, and we have been so busy we could not do that. But it will give all of you something to look forward to!
When you see these pictures, you will see what I mean about the beauty of the children!