Here's a quick survey of our activities over the past couple of days:
I think it's easy to wonder why we bother with craft and sports time since those times are unlikely to make a lasting impression on the kids. The reason is this - in a group home, even a great group home like Grupo Amor, no kid ever gets enough attention.
It's so hard to believe that we only have one full work day remaining. Tomorrow we plan on finishing up some shelving projects, repairing the main water tank at Casa Matriz (the biggest home here at Hogar de Amor), sewing zippers into some school uniforms for next year, and doing whatever else is helpful to the homes. And in the evening we get to treat the whole compound to a tamale party - hooray!
Here are some prayer requests for the remainder of our time in Colima:
- That our health and energy would hold up - we have been working really hard in some hot, hot conditions and are so grateful that our bodies are staying healthy and strong. Please pray that this would continue!
- That our final full day of work would be productive and a blessing to the kids and caregivers here in Hogar de Amor
- That the tamale party would be a ton of fun for everybody and one more way for us to express our love for the amazing folks who live here
- That God would give us each unique and personal ways to tuck the lessons we've learned here in Colima inside our hearts and that we would be forever changed because of this experience