Painting and Playing
Post written by Jill Imperato (from Maine)
Lamentations 3:22-23 "The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning."
Today we had the opportunity and privilege to serve the boys at Cisna, an orphanage for boys in San Salvador. We began the morning with painting. It is truly amazing how much painting can get accomplished when you have over twenty people working together, next year the team is coming to my house for some projects!
We ate a delicious and healthy lunch at Burger King, then headed back
to the orphanage to play and talk with the boys. We had the opportunity to
share the Gospel with them and several responded by raising their hands. What
an awesome testimony of what God can do even in the midst of so much hurt,
abuse, anger, and rejection. I am awed by the strength of these children and so
thankful for the many different talents in our group and their willingness to
share these with others.
Following this time, we were able to play with the kids; soccer, sidewalk chalk,
crafts, football, and Frisbees. It is awesome to see these boys relax and become
children again, enjoying the things every child should be able to do. God has
not forgotten these boys and we were blessed to be His hands and His feet today.
What an incredible and humbling privilege.