Sunday, December 11, 2011

Other parts of life...

I do realize that children are a huge part of my life here, in fact they are a huge part of my life all together. But you should know that I do work with more than just children here in Quelimane. This morning I got the amazing opportunity to witness the young lady that I won to the Lord (through Jesus and not of my own power AT ALL) be baptized. We went thinking that she was not going to be baptized today but she changed her mind and now she is a public Christian! I have seen her through her entire walk with Christ and I have been blessed to be her friend as well. Her name is Zelda and here is a beautiful picture of us on the beach this morning where she was baptized.

Also I have been teaching English to a few ladies including the one above. I have been blessed to get to know them and just be able to spend time with them. Everytime I am with them they always make me laugh and we have a great time. Their names are Elsa and Yonna. Elsa was baptized this morning as well!! What a fun time on the beach together! 

After the baptism we returned to church to a huge crowd of children. Today I did not teach Sunday School because we were so late getting back from the beach... but I did still sit with them and I have determined that God put a special place in my heart for children. Hearing a child say my name for the first time, and hug me...  touches my heart in a way that nothing else does. I do work with many people here in Quelimane, but daily I grow to see that children have a special place in my life! 

Beto and I... <3 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Small acts of love

I am always so very grateful for the support I receive from all over the world. Whether it be sending gifts to help out with my ministry, encouraging words, or prayer.... all of it has amazed me since I have been here! People can change the world (in my opinion) by just being nice, and giving from what the Lord has given them. I have received many craft supplies and toys from my friends in Gaffney, South Carolina and the smiles that they have brought to the children's faces here is wonderful to see! My previous blogs you have seen the results of many craft items sent from the states, this blog I will show you precious pictures of the results of a fun package that was sent to me recently.... children's toy sunglasses and necklaces. Little acts of love really do make a big difference in peoples lives... especially children's lives.