Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Happiest Day of Her Life

Do you wonder if visiting orphans for a week can really make a difference? Let me tell you a story about how spending even a short amount of time with a child can make a difference and give them hope.

While on a Visiting Orphans trip in Honduras last summer, our team passed out some donated clothes to the kids. As we were passing out the clothes one of our team members noticed a girl sitting off to the side. She went up to her and started talking to her. When the girl didn't respond, the "Tia" (nanny) of the house told our team that the girl was deaf. Well, it just so happened that one of our team members was a sign language teacher. She said that sign language was a little different from English to Spanish, but she could at least do some basic communication with her. They spent some time communicating and after a little while the girl told her "this is the happiest day of my life".

The happiest day of her life. All because someone took the time to speak her language (even if it wasn't perfect) and get to know her.

Will you consider joining us in sharing God's love with children that need a glimpse of His hope? We still have spots open on our June Honduras trip!

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  1. I received a text today from the team member mentioned in this story. She said, "I got chills reading your story about our trip. It was God at work...It maybe have been her happiest day but the trip and the entire experience has been the happiest time in my life."

  2. Amanda, Love it!! Praying for you--and I totally understand what you mean by ripple effects now and being encouraged by the smallest things. Great job! Keep up the amazing work! Love, Katie

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