Saturday, September 24, 2011

I Didn't Know

December 2010 when I signed up for the Peru Sponsor Tour, September 10-17, 2011, I had no idea what was in store for me.

I didn't know my world was going to be turned upside down.
I didn't know that the smile of a stranger could shine brighter than the sun.
I didn't know the meanings of the words grateful and joy.
I didn't know that one hug from Magally would rip my heart out of its comfort zone, forever.
I didn't know the ministry of Compassion International would touch my soul.
I didn't know that volunteers would sacrifice so much to be part of a child development program.
I didn't know that God wanted me to be part of this particular tour so that I could meet and learn from such an amazing group of people.
I didn't know the depth of God's love for me.
I didn't know.

Maybe I still don't know.
But, I've had a taste.
I've had a taste of sunshine, love, joy, gratitude, and friendship that comes from opening my heart.
I don't want to go back, Lord, to the time of not knowing.
There is still a lot I don't know.

This I do know.
I want to know.


Carrie said...

Wow. I didn't know you were going to Peru. Sounds like a completely amazing trip that words cannot justly describe.

Anonymous said...

God loves us so much and it is loud and clear in your pictures. Little Elijah S. was full of God's love when he told me at Awana, r is for raised and you should see his face when he repeats his verse!!We have children right here that need to know God's love and thanks to the work of Pam and Jackie it is being shared. Kim shared during story time about the verse in Ps. about the deer panting. Dad said she had them all moving to understand.