God's heart is for the orphan
Today we sadly left San Marcos. It has been an incredible stay. The pastor of Mount Olives Church prayed us out and the prayer ended with him in tears. It was a powerful 5 days.
We headed to Solola and Eagle’s Next Orphanage. This is a place that has 48 orphans, but they also have a school (190 students) and a feeding program (130 kids) and a church. It’s a remarkable place. How can I describe it? It’s the most beautiful and well run orphanage I have ever seen or heard of. Check out the website: eaglesnestint.org.
We opened the med clinic when we got here and they saw 87 orphans and workers connect to Eagle’s Nest! Our med team has seen over 1300 patients on this trip! This is incredible.
The mime, drama, and children’s teams all performed for the kids and did a great job. We played with them all afternoon. The service team did a little bit of painting and cleaning. But then the service team and some of the sports team pulled out a couple of stumps and moved a bunch of wood. It was hard work but we all felt blessed to help this community.
Tonight we worshiped the Lord with singing, did some sharing, and Mason Kiffmeyer from the sports and drama team preached a message about having a spirit of joy instead of getting dragged into complaining. He did great! People in a large group sharing time confessed that they had complained on the trip and thanked Mason for his message.
I challenged the kids tonight, that although we completed our last ministry day, the mission trip is not over. To stay focused and continue to pursue Christ and ask the Lord what he wants to say and do in and through our lives in the next three days.
Good night from Eagle’s Nest!