orphanage in Mexico (along with an incredible group of families & teens from Victory Church in Lynden). It was hard to not be with him on this trip, but he was able to send some photos & quick updates from his phone. Here's what he shared today:
"Just met Jesus. He lives in a broken down bus with his Mom & brothers. He can't walk b/c of cerebral palsy, but he loves to sing. His mom, Sarah, has to leave him for hours at a time to go work in the fields. They have nothing, but she just kept saying "it's because of God that we have so much to be thankful for!" Seeing this broken & poverty-stricken family look up to heaven & repeatedly say "thank you" totally messed me up. Blessed are the poor..."
"Met another boy named Jesus today (along with a few hundred other kids that my Jesus loves). Covered in bug bites. No shirt. Wondering where the next meal might come from. Caked with dust... but God makes beautiful things out of the dust."
*Stay tuned for parts 2 & 3 later this week!*