Thursday, July 30, 2009
I've been holding off posting for a while because honestly, I don't know how to put the experience of Casa Bernabe into words. As my husband would most likely say though, "You'll sure try." So...It was beyond wonderful. God exceeded my expectations in ways that are truly indescribable. There were no huge, mind-blowing happenings, but it was a continual run of God doing amazing things through small experiences and low whispers. The team I was with was incredible. Honestly, you just could see the Lord radiating from them in everything they did from playing with the kids, cleaning the toilets, caring for sick members, doing the dishes, using the machetes and pick-axes in the garden, everything. The baby house, Casa Angelitos, was everything I expected it to be and then some. The house mother was wonderful. I seriously can't imagine caring for 20 infants, age 0-2, day in and day out. Wow. What a servant's heart. The babies were just wonderful. I loved walking in each day, touching each one, saying Hola Baby, and cuddling one or two. (or changing diapers :-) There are so many things to write about, but I can't sort my thoughts, so I'll just say that God is definitely in that place. You could sense the protective bubble around the orphanage. Jim and I were not ready to come home. We actually wanted to send for Cole and Jules, and of course our babies. We will definitely be heading back for a visit in the future as a family. Thanking God for allowing us the opportunity to go.