What a glorious whirlwind day!!! Someone said we saw 200 Children, between the two Orphanages. There were minutesa that it seemed like 2000!!! The Clowns always get hit with the first wave, then Face Painting, the ladies painting the little girls nails, and they run a cluster of excited faces over to the Cameras so that each child can have his own personal photo made. This year we gave each child a Journal, that begins with a color group-photo of all of us on this Mission Trip. Then their own photo slides into the plastic sleeve beside it. An excelent tool for them to remember the events of today, and materials to help them focus on the message.
We started our day shocked as the orphanage Staff litteraly rolled a Hospital bed out in the courtyard, complete with a young boy. Has sad, we thought, but also haw good for him to be allowed to be involved. Then it was an “oh my” moment as we saw a second bed coming, then a third…the a few on crutches appeared. There is no telling how many “live wires” were running circles around us…but God kept drawing us, one by one, to the four laying on their stomachs watching the fun and then the program. The business at had moved on, but I wish you could have counted the tears of this Mission Team, as Dr. David Young scooped up little Victoria from her bed, and carried her in his arms up to the front so she could see. We haven’t the space to tell you a dozen other stories that were sharred tonight. I wish each one of you could somehow be linked into the nightly worship times we share, after Supper.
One of our hillarious FHBC Clowns led four teenage boys in the Sinners Prayer. Oh my, again. We prayed for seed planting, and God suddenly sent us a little harvest. Saved by His power divine, they were saved to a new life sublime!!!
We’re refreshed, and re-motivated, and we push on down river to Kherson for Day Four.
– Bob Crawford –