One 16 year old boy named Harvey, appeared to be a leader in the group. His soccer skill made us look like snowmen. But what stood out to me was his spirit. He did all he could to connect with very little English ability He welcomed us as one of his own, and we did the same. As we were leaving, he walked us out and with all sincerity he said to us, "God Bless you!" God has blessed us though Harvey and many others. We trust that others have been blessed though us as well.
That evening we enjoyed a farewell meal with all the incredible people who served us as hosts and guides throughout our time. As I reflect on the new friendships, I am amazed at how strangers a few days earlier can love each other so much. I know it is the love of Christ poured out that produces this. We pray that because of our time here in Colombia, many people were blessed by Christ through us. I also pray that we would remember and desire to live out the love of Christ as we return home.
Thank you all so much for your prayers. God has and will continue to do great things as we keep our eyes fixed on Him! We are excited to see you all in a few short hours and share the wonderful things that the Lord has done!