31 January 2010
I am continually amazed at these people. We were at a church service this am. You could feel the Spirit of the Lord with these folk as they sang and lifted their hands toward heaven. These people who have nothing worth singing about in our eyes have found joy in God. He is all they have and it is enough. Most of the people in the crowd here slept under the stars and they still show up to church dressed better than most of us.
The slum on the river was difficult to see but the people continue to be amazing. They laugh and play. The favorite toy of the little boys is a hoop with a stick to roll it with. They cannot imagine the world I am from.
It is hot tonight and the mosquitoes are bad. I am in my tent with a belly full of beef jerky and grilled chicken; tonight too many children sleep under the stars.
Lance thought this little boy was cute. Most of the boys had a rim of some sort and a wire or stick with a hook at the end. He had stroller wheels and a long stick! No chance of his wheel falling over! :)