Friday, August 4, 2006
This is a photo taken in the summer of 2000. I went to Brazil for three months with a team of five students from Lee University. While in Brazil we primarily worked in a home for street children called 'City of Refuge'. These girls were all admitted to the home while we were working there. During this trip the Lord placed a desire to work with hurting children in my heart. There is so much need all over the world, but in Brazil alone there are over 17 million children living on the streets.
I love this photo because it shows so much... You can see so much in the faces of these children who have experienced so much at such a young age. And yes, the baby I am holding was rescued from living on the streets too.
These are the kind of children I will get to know, love, care for, and invest in when I go to Brazil.
Their lives are worth so much!