LOOK WHO’S IN TOWN!!!!!!
I just love these girls so much!!! The one on the left is beyond sweet and helpful. The middle girl is one of my original crazies. She’s gone this week at another camp and I miss her SOOOOOO much! The one on the right is her sister and I can’t even say how much I love that girl. It’s so difficult teaching without her!!! She literally repeats verses word for word, and remembers things days later, she takes my applications to depths I never planned, she’s just a genius! I’m so ready for those two to be back next week!!!
This girl stole my heart two weeks ago when we first met. She’s so kind and helpful and it’s all in the midst of her confusion and heartache. Her brother ran away 4th of July weekend and hasn’t come back yet. That following week of camp she clung to me constantly, to the point that I couldn’t get up for a drink of water without her holding onto me. She’s doing better this week, but she’s still so lost and hurt. We spend a lot of time talking about our brothers and it just breaks my heart hearing her speak of hers in past tense. I can’t imagine where he is, but I’m pleading with God to return him, and to just bring this precious girl and her family comfort.
This girl cheering amazes me. She’s absolutely in love with God and His word, and I really struggled over whether or not to award her with this week’s bible, but God put it on my heart to give it to the other girl I showed you. Her sister won the bible for her age group, and this was her reaction. I genuinely believe it meant more to her to see her sister win it. It touched my soul so much to see how thrilled she and her big buddy were. She’s is such a beautiful reflection of God’s love for us when we succeed.
Let me say that there is so much to this picture. That precious girl with the bible is the first friend I made at contact and she has such a special place in my heart. She’s brilliant, she’s stubborn, she’s a tenacious leader, she’s as sassy as all get out, and she has one of the sweetest, most sensitive hearts I know. That girl has a crazy, tragic, rough life and I’ve seen her give it all to God this summer, while it all got even tougher for her. She had a rough week with that big buddy sitting next to her, but when she won that bible, it showed her God’s power through the chaos. She was proud, her big buddy was proud, I was proud. We all cried over it. Today’s theme was “God is faithful.” Can I get an “Ayyyy-Mannn!”?!