Thursday, May 29, 2008

Paying it Forward

I remember a movie... it was something about "Paying it Forward." well a few weeks back we were touring around with a few of the families that were in Central Asia to adopt.... we visited the orphanage in the village and the tower... When they left, One of the couples gave us some money and said .. "Please use this to do something fun with the kids. " Well today we had a chance to do something really special with them ..... We have friends here for a couple of weeks, so we took the opportunity with the extra hands to take a bus load of the kids to the Museum at the tower, then we took advantage of the beautiful day , and went up into the mountains for a picnic. What a wonderful time we had... The kids were so overwhelmed with everything. They had never been to the tower before, or up to the water falls for that matter.... They skipped and ran... and played until the were all tired out ....and starving... some of them pounded back 6 and 7 shashleek with all the trimmings... it was so great to see them have such a good time.... Julie had a reality check as she saw a few of the girls playing.... They had this brief moment to be free... to be normal kids... to forget that they are alone in the world.......a moment to forget things that no one should ever remember....

The bible says that if we say to these mountains to be removed and we have the faith, they will be removed..... I am going to claim that and ask that these precious minds be wiped clean of all the filth of life that is tormenting them.... that the feeling freedom that they experienced today will last them a life time..... That the mountains be removed from their lives....














2 comments:

The Freakshow! said...

Holy Hannah!
You are the "posting" machine! Just when I thought you could not get me any more wired about what I do.... then I read this post. John....I will do whatever I can with the rest of my life to continue to make a difference in the lives of children just like this!

LaJoy Family said...

Amen John, Amen.