Im finally sharing the pictures from our trip Africa. (well some of them! of course I have 24910719387+ more!)
Goodness, we had such an amazing time. It was awesome getting to see just a little part of what life looks like for Bob & Julie there. Seeing how the orphanage works and how loved each of those kiddos are was amazing. Seeing what life looks like for them was amazing. Seeing the culture and learning more about orphans and life in Africa was amazing. Bob & Julie were so gracious to share story after story with us about all they have learned living there. It hasnt been without suffering and hardships and Im thankful for all the Lord has done through them. I feel like Freeland & I learned more than we could have asked for. I feel like we came home changed probably in more ways than we can even see ourselves & I know deep down the Lord planted lots of seeds in our hearts. We arent sure what his plan will look like for us but we definitely feel open and excited about whatever it is.
These pictures are all at Naomi's Village. (click the link to see/learn more) I could go on & on about all God is doing and how he is restoring the hearts & lives of each of the children there. If you want to hear me go on & on about it feel free to call me, come over, or email me!
So here are the pictures I could at least fit into this slideshow.. none of them are edited. We all know that would have taken me another year to share them! I think the thing you can see most in these pictures is how these children who have come from a number of different heartbreaking situations are truly happy, loved, and joyful. Also, you can see that clearly the staff the Lord has placed there LOVES these children like their own. Ive never seen anything like it. It was such a beautiful thing!
Enjoy .. and no pressure .. but you definitely want to watch the whole thing!
true story! ;)