It was a blessing to sit with them and serve them.
After lunch we headed to "Canopy Land" where we treated Hogar Esperanza and another orphanage Hogar Santidad to a fun afternoon. (Something they rarely, if ever, get to do). At Canopy Land there is a putt putt course, a short zip line, and a paint ball course.
What a blessing. According to Christ we are all created equal in his sight but how often does the world view it that way? How often are those who have less looked at as less than. How often have you and I looked at them with pity. Isn't that in our own way looking down on them?
In ways we should be admiring them. In ways they have every right to look at us with pity. Where we are rich in wealth often times they are rich in faith and family. While they may be poor in material possessions we are poor in spirit. Sometimes I think because of our wealth we have become blinded to the fact that we are slipping further and further away from the life of self-denial that Christ calls us to... Because everyone else has it it must be ok.
I am not suggesting that we all go out and sell everything but... we could all stand to cut back and get a little closer to our basic needs of life. Get a little closer to the life Christ calls us to.
So our brave men took one for the team... literally. Adam had a great idea to ask if the gringo's could go in with no guns... AKA be lame ducks to shoot at. The workers at Canopy Land must have either felt sorry for them or thought they were crazy and wanted to see the spectical. Either way 5 of them went in. If that is not 'being a man' I don't know what is! lol
There were a lot of kids running around with guns. It was impossible to tell who was on who's team because they were all in camouflage. Adam said his only goal was to make it around the course and get out... alive. LOL
Way to be good sports guys! Those children will never forget the "loco gringo's."
We also spent time bouncing on a trampoline and pushing kids on...
This special day was also this young woman's birthday. She was turning 17.
Here we are at the Christmas season and just this week in our Sunday School class we talked about wanting to cut back this year but... and then came the excuses why we couldn't... no make that wouldn't cut back. I left a bit sad.
We have a lot of lessons to learn from our friends in Honduras. Way more than we could teach them.
What are your gifts? How can God use you to bless other's?