It was another full day. One group helped assemble a home for a Compassion family of five children and two parents. A bunk bed was also assembled, which was a huge hit with the twin three-year-old girls. Another group stayed at the Compassion Project to sand walls, paint, and prepare lunch. Both groups then came together at the Project to eat lunch. In the afternoon, our group performed a skit for 110 kiddos. It was a huge hit! The interpreters really got into the characters they were interpreting for. After the skit, we played with the kid, painted finger nails, and visited the Project classrooms. After we finished at the Project, we went out for food, and ate some DELICIOUS Peruvian food out on the town. We have no idea what tomorrow brings, but we are prepared to participate NOT anticipate!
As one of the Compassion kid's mom put it, "God is shining down on us today." God was working in ways only He can. One of the houses we built belongs to a child who is sponsored by a child at Faith. Several of our team members know the Faith sponsors well, and are excited to bring home news about the child and his family.
One of our team members, Alan, has only recently started attending church. Today Alan decided he wants to be baptized. The Compassion pastor at our host church has agreed to baptize Alan this week! Some of us went on home visits to visit sponsor children and their families. Everyone who was able to visit their child today had a great experience. The families were warm and referred to us as their family too.
It is amazing to see how much excess we have in the United States. The families we visit are so happy with what we Americans think is so little. Another amazing thing we have noticed is how important being present is, giving up control, and sharing ours and Jesus's love with the children truly is. God is enough.