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Beyond blessed

Two boys and a baby goat completely distracted me from what I was planning to do...thank God.

Hassan and Ashfal just finished with their daily chores saw us Mzungus and offered to take us to go see the Nile river. With no hesitation we said "lead the way." My prayer was the same "Jesus, lead the way." As we walked with the two boys, we learned about their family, their dreams, their likes and dislikes, and learned about their church.

Hassan really touched my heart. I don't know what it is, but his quiet, gentle spirit was so touching. He held my head the whole way back as we joked around and talked about God.

After leaving the boys, we felt compelled to do something for them. My friend and I went and bought some rice, beans and bread. Then we got some clothes for them and in the evening we took it all to them. The family was so blessed, beaming with smiles, and so thankful that we took the time to come back. We took pictures, and then they invited us into their home. Which wasn't much of a home, brick walls and a roof with holes in it, red dirt everywhere. It was definitely not a house, but it was home to them. The single mother cared for 5 girls and 4 boys, her kids were so smart.

A girl named Nariiba, gorgeous little thing, stood by me and we began to read her "holiday homework" and it was all about the bible, we talked about Jesus, and learned from one another.

Spending time with this precious family was a blessing. It was better than visiting the Nile River, which was beautiful and God's creation is amazing, but seeing the smiles on those faces, was overwhelmingly awesome.

Can't wait to spend more time with them!!

Be blessed.


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