Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Children In need Give To Children In Need! The Joy of Serving.


Our Team is having an amazing time serving in Ethiopia! Today we visited Hope For The Hopeless Orphanage. We love this place and the way they pour into the kids they serve! We visit them each time, giving some kind of donation, but this time was different. 

You see, every time we visit them the village children in the surrounding area line the front gate and stare in at us. Back in April we gave them new clothes and I noticed on my last trip that they STILL had on those same clothes from 9 MONTHS AGO! 

They are precious and they are dirty. I called all the kids in the orphanage over and told them I needed their help! I said "Today is your day to serve instead of be served." They were all excited to help! So we sorted all the donations and lined the village kids at the gate! 


We asked each child living in the orphanage to go get a child from the village and bring them in and clean them and give them a new outfit and shoes. 



The kids loved it and they did such a great job! 

They really took time with the children, finding them their correct sizes. 


As I watched the kids serving others in need it became such a beautiful site! 
Seeing This little girl wearing her purple dress over and over for months is what made me realize they really don't have any clothes. 





After each child dressed the children they were so happy with themselves! 





There is nothing better in the world than serving those in need that are less fortunate no matter who you are. It not only takes your mind off of your own problems but it also lets you know how bad it really could be and how good you really have it! We all need to put things into perspective and count our blessings. I'm so proud of the children at H4H! It blessed me more than anything to watch them serve instead of being served for once! World changers are at the door!! 


2 comments:

  1. But He said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about." John 4:32
    :-)

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  2. It is, indeed, a beautiful sight. Can't wait to hear how you handle the blankets.

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