“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Alejos.

Wow! What an awesome week we had in Bocas Del Torro. We began our trip there on a 9 hour bus ride to Bocas in the middle of the night, followed by 2 water taxis to the island where we spent the rest of the week. We stayed at a YWAM base that was a solar house. So our electricity and water came from the sun and rain... we were off the grid. Which is pretty cool, but then also not so cool when we ran really low on water. So I got the pleasure of bathing in a small creek down the hill. The house is right on the water, so beautiful. And it is also just a small island about 12 miles long I think. We did various things throughout the week on this island... one of my focuses was on a little boy named Alejos.
Alejos is the 2 and a half year old son of an indigenous woman, and her husband is the only father that Alejos knows. He is very sick, malnourished and scared. He just sat most of the time while we were there. He had never taken a step without someone holding his hand and his belly pouched out and his legs were very thin. After building his trust he let me hold him and do some physical therapy with his legs. We fed him and just loved on him. By the end of the week he was walking holding one hand, taking a few steps on his own, and we found a place where he can go and stay to get nourished back to health.
This little guy really touched my heart, he is such a blessing in my life. I have found one of the things in ministry that I absolutely love to do. God taught me so much through this little guy. How many times do we do the same thing with God? He wants to help us get stronger but we cry and we don´t let him hold us and love us... this week I have learned to sit in my Heavenly Father´s lap and trust him to help me get stronger... even if I´m sore after or it hurts during the process...

We are now in San Jose, Costa Rica staying at a YWAM base in Heredia (you can goodle YWAM Herdia and they have a website) and this awesome base has washing machines, hot water, internet and it´s cold here! How awesome is that! My hair looks pretty for the first time in 3.5 months! Haha... I am so blessed to be on this journey with the Lord. I should be updating again soon, maybe even posting a few picture of Alejos and me! Thank you for your prayers... I love you all!

1 comment:

Candice said...

I want to see pics! Girl, you have such a calling for children. I am so excited to see what other passions God brings to your attention during this season. Love you!