Walking in the village of Buena Vista, meeting families of the Junior Varsity team, learning their language, culture, struggles, and victories cannot be translated or duplicated in story very easily. The face to face was more powerful than that of facing forward.
“Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart, to utter anything before God. God is in Heaven, and you are on Earth, so let your words be few. As a dream comes when there are many cares, so the speech of a fool when there are many words.” Ecclesiastes 5:2-3
I have learned when you are not in a group you lose your perspective of life and the devil isolates you to MAKE you battle rejection, temptation, and sin. Therefore you become self absorbed resulting in poor health, bad choices, and a negative attitude.
These boys and their families suffer… A lot. Their suffering is grand but it is not alone because they no longer are isolated. The Johnson and Davis families are present, encouraging, and engaged in these people’s lives.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10.
True Faith… Powerful Cords… Relation… 1 + 1 = 5
– Bridgitte Hatfield