This week we were introduced to one of Gilaine’s sisters (Gilaine is the lady we’re staying with!). Her sister is sick with cancer, she’s had it for 4 years now. It was such a blessing to meet her and her family and spent time with them. They were so welcoming to us and they have a great family! I love them all so much! At the end of the night we prayed for healing over her. As we prayed I cried. This isn’t an easy thing she is going through and it reminded me so much of my aunt who passed a few years ago from cancer. That was kind of hard! Seriously though, this lady is the sweetest, so strong and most precious! (And she makes an excellent cow heel soup!!!)
This week we also went to a children’s home where they accommodate for orphaned,abandoned, neglected and abused children. Whilst there, we met 4 boys; Joshua, Amos, Orlando and baby Elijah! These kids were so precious! We made crafts, painted our names on the back of their crafts building, face painting, ate mangoes and hung out with them! These boys all had so much joy to them! Many of these children have been in this home since they were 6 months and some from as young as 7 days old. Most of these boys have lived here their whole lives. I just wanted to take them all home with me!
We have been so blessed by this family that has welcomed us in. We celebrated Terence’s birthday on Friday. We had a bunch of the family come over and had a jam session! This family is so on fire for God and is very passionate about music that it is so fun to be a part of. The community here is so fun, loving and you always have such a good time with everyone around you! Through this time we’ve been here we have made lots of relationships with people! I love this family that we’ve been welcomed into and I’m so thankful that God has placed us here!
God’s been working through our team in many ways over these last two weeks! Our theme for this trip is relationships and we have met many people and even in the home were staying at just having good relationships with them!
Nadia Loewen -DTS Student, January, 2015