Happy Monday pretty ladies! My weekend was spent study for finals... I know, exciting right? So instead of boring you with those details, I thought it would be much more rewarding to tell you about what my dad was doing this weekend [and last week].
My dad goes on at least 1 mission trip every year. This summer he took 2 weeks off from his orthodontic practice to go to Nicaragua for a mission trip that was both medical and to share the Gospel. He emailed us pictures every day and they don't need a caption. They melted my heart. These kids are so thankful for the medical treatment they receive... something we take for granted here in the US. People traveled hundred of miles and stood in long lines to come receive medical care by my dad and his team. They also did "vacation bible school" every morning and would have hundreds of kids walking from all over to come hear about Jesus. At the end of each day kids were asking for Bibles in spanish. Talk about amazing. At the end of the week they gave out 250 brand new soccer balls and dad said you would have thought they had just given out brand new cars... the kids were over the moon!
They spent the first night in an orphanage and got to play games with all the children. There was a newborn baby that had been left on the front steps a week ago. The picture of dad holding him and loving on him is the sweetest. It is so easy for us to not acknowledge the world outside of our little bubble in the United States. However, these are God's children and he loves them just as much as he loves us. It it so humbling to see these pictures and hear stories of how happy these children are yet they don't even have two pennies to rub together. It sure makes me thankful for all that I have.
"Go and make disciples of all nations" -Matthew 28:19