Thursday, July 14, 2011

I survived Lebanese Amoebic dysentery...and still had a blast!

Friends and Family,
I can't believe our time at Dar El Awlad has already come to an end. Today was our last day leading activities for the boys here at the orphanage. We did tutoring this morning and had a fun afternoon filled with water games, cookie decorating, and crafts with magic noodles. Tonight we joined in on the family celebration in honor of the boys who have had a birthday this month. We taught a short lesson on Matthew 5:14-16 and challenged the boys to let their light shine for Jesus. God has uniquely and beautifully gifted these boys in such incredible ways, and we challenged them to continue to live their lives for God. Then we ended by giving them each glow sticks (which they loved!) to remember to let their light shine. God's light is shining here in such amazing ways...each hug, smiling face, and moment of fun and laughter shared with the boys has overwhelmed me with joy. It was hard to say goodbye, but I'm so thankful to have had this incredible experience. Can't wait to share more when we get back! Please pray for safety as Jennifer and I make the journey home tomorrow. Thanks also for your prayers while I was's so good to be back to life again!! Love you all...

~Mary Alice

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