Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A day to celebrate

Today was a day to celebrate a special moment in the lives of some very special children. These children from an outcast community in Ethiopia arrived at a school where they will be loved, have a bed to sleep in, get an education, and receive many other blessings that we all take for granted.

Here is one of those children:

This is not a file picture.  Or a picture I got from a relief organization.  This picture was taken with my own camera.  The sweet girl, Hagersaw, was such a joy to be around when we were in her home community for a summer program.  It thrills my heart beyond words that God has taken her in and through the ministry of some amazing people she will feel God's love in ways she never could have imagined.

For more about what an amazing day this is, check out this post from the Project 61 blog.  Or these words from one who has loved on these children for months and was there as the children left for school:
Praise God, they are there! Whatever any of you sacrified to sponsor a child, I promise it was worth it. Seeing three bus loads of kids drive away to their new life, seeing the smiles on their faces as they got their very own blanket, and listening to them talk about how fat they will be when I see them again on Friday -whatever you or I gave up, it was worth it.
Yes, it is a great day.  And I hope to see Hagersaw next summer and ask her about her amazing school year.  God is good...beyond our wildest dreams.

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