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    Amazing yet heartbreaking

    March 12, 2018 Kabura


    My encounter so far here in Peru has been inspiring. First arriving in Peru can only be described as enchanting. The sweet sound of silence and the city lights was as if heaven was on earth. Meeting Jim and Lisa Brown and hearing about their work in Peru and how they were able to bring the Spirit of Christ into Trujillo and inspire others to give their hearts to Christ has been empowering me to meditate on the idea of doing mission work in countries where they do not have a relationship with Jesus. Meeting the children in the compound was amazing yet, heartbreaking at the same time. Seeing them smile through troubled situations has really shown me how the Lord is a good Father. The first day of our mission work consisted of us clearing the garbage hill and using that to make a barrier for the wall to make them stronger. The work was difficult and most people would find it undesirable, including myself. Yet, as we continued to dig and dig, I started to find myself enjoying the hard work. I was tired, but happy at the same time. I couldn’t help but think that this was God’s way of showing a sense of humour. The most enjoyable moment that I experienced on this mission so far was meeting the children and teenagers at MANA. We played games with them, laughed with one another and enjoyed each others company. Seeing the smiles on their faces made me want to smile. It was as if an epidemic had spread from one person to another because before I knew it, we were all smiling and laughing. This was one moment out of many that I treasured the most. But, with all great journey’s there are downturns. My downturn moment was when we went to the garbage dump to meet with other children. Seeing the wasteland was dreadful, buy the most impacting moment was watching the kids play in the wasteland with happy faces. That moment broke my heart. Yet, after meeting the kids and seeing their environment, I knew that God had a plan for them; and this plan will bring them to Him on day. I am truly blessed and I pray that the rest of my journey will bring me valuable lessons and treasurable moments that will last me a lifetime.


    On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Manuela Kesseler said:

    Hey Kabura! So great hearing from you! What an awesome experience you've had so far. Even through the difficult and heartbreaking moments, God is growing you and preparing you for what He has planned for you in the future. Learn all you can from them and keep your heart soft and ears tuned in to Him. See you on Saturday! :)


    On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Eliza Ruth Young said:

    Kabura, I am so excited to hear about how God is working in your heart! Finding joy in all of hints is a gift to hold on to. Blessings to you and the team. xo Eliza


    On Monday, March 12, 2018, Mary Wright said:

    Thanks for sharing. It must have been heartbreaking to see the children at the dump. May you find strength in Christ to keep on serving and showing mercy.


    On Monday, March 12, 2018, Linda Parkhill said:

    It is great to see God working in your life. I hope you have many more experiences that will bring you closer to God. Can'the wait to hear your stories when you get home.


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About Trujillo, Peru

Trujillo is a city in coastal northwestern Peru and the capital of La Libertad Region. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in the Valley of Moche.

This was a site of the great prehistoric Moche and Chimu cultures before the Inca conquest. expansion. It is the centre of the second most populous metropolitan area of Peru and most populous city of the North macroregion of the country.

Trujillo, Peru

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