Come with us as we return to South America this summer to volunteer at La Casa De Fe, a home for abandoned and special needs children in Shell, Ecuador.

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” ~Mathew 19:14

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Meeting David In Guayaquil (Sara)

When we pulled up to David’s church and project he was there waiting for us. He started out so shy at first, but I am finding more and more that simple hand games and piggy back rides go a long way to breaking the ice.

We did the usual tour of the project and the church...

David’s classroom

The church sanctuary at David’s project

....and then played outside in the courtyard.

Most homes and buildings here have a dog for protection but this one was friendly

After getting to know the project and learning how it operates we went to visit David’s house. He is the youngest of three children, but his other siblings are already in their 30s. He lives with his 54 year old mother and his father who over 75 years old. Their house is relatively large compared to my other kids, but it was dark and there were not many comforts.

David’s father is too old to work and spends most of his time smoking and drinking.

While I looked at a family photo album David tried to figure out how to get the gum out of the case.

After visiting the house we went to the local mall and had lunch in the food court. We ate, had cake, and then played while the “Adults” talked. We played with the snake I had given him,

And then drew some pictures. After a little while the paper we were using turned into an airplane. Playing with that plane must have kept us occupied for at least an hour.

After that we said our goodbyes and we headed back to our hotel.

Each of the visits with my kids has had a different feeling and with David the visit was mostly about spending time with him. We did not say anything profound, but I just got to spend the day playing with him, giving him attention, and just reminding him that I love him.

Please Pray..

...that David's father will come to know the Lord and that he will spend more time with David.

...for David's mother as she is having some health problems.

...for David, that he will do well in school and that he will grow strong in the Lord.


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