What? Are you kidding me? How did all this happen?
Gringos went 1800 miles away.
Translators went 57.62 miles away (not that far)
To a place that is mostly mountains and dirt.
To people who live with next to nothing.
Who smile when you smile.
Who wave when you wave.
Where words don’t speak as loud as the heart.
Where LOVE is real.
It’s stronger than speech.
It’s stronger than looks.
It’s shorter than my waist.
We stepped out on Faith.
No questions asked.
We just went.
Who are we to be used to do something so amazing?
Why did God choose us?
Because He LOVES us.
He wanted to show us True living.
and True happiness.
There is no one like our God.
Only He could be greater than all boundaries.
God broke down the walls.
God answered our prayers in way no one could have ever imagined.
From building a playground for the kids in Namasigüe who’d never had anything like that and sharing God’s LOVE with them.
To looking out on Levi’s truck into a beautiful sight filled with stars and laughter.
To smiling at a little boy, watching him squirt water from his mini water gun.
To letting the kids ride on our shoulders.
To running and jumping on the beach with my new-found brothers and sister.
To sitting on the ground with the youth singing praises to God in both spanish and english.
To pounding it.
To you da bomb.
To sharing God’s grace with families, who taught us more about ourselves and more about God than we could ever teach them.
To Mr. Christopher.
To Pastor Giovianni.
What? Are you kidding me?
You picked ME?
God, you loved ME first.
You loved the people of Honduras first.
You loved the people from M-I-Z-Z-O-U first.
You gave your Son so that we could share and breathe and live and LOVE together.
You LOVEd Namasigüe.
You LOVEd Limon.
You LOVEd Casa Hogar Vida.
You LOVEd ME.
You, who created the stars, the mountains, the grass, the seas, the skies, the trees, the mangoes, the people, the places, the ideas, the hearts, the LOVE.
How could you do all of that, and still…STILL be completely and utterly in LOVE with ME enough to give me the blessing of serving You?
You leave me speechless.
You leave me full in a way no food or drink or thing of this earth ever could.
Full of LOVE.
Full of Peace.
Full of Comfort.
Full of Joy.
God, apart from You, we can do nothing.
But with You, we can move the mountains.
Moving on Faith.
WE are moving mountains.
I have a new LOVE.
A new life.
A new perspective.
A new blessing.
A new heart.
A new mind.
You’ve renewed me.
You’ve changed me.
You’ve LOVEd me.
Thank You, Jesus.
I LOVE You. :)