Friday, July 29, 2011

What difference do it make?

Last month we were so blessed to have a team from Cowboy Fellowship come to Ecuador to work with the kids that Amanda works with on a weekly basis. They are kids from low-income families, and without the help of "The Moses Project" they would not have the money or resources to go to school and would therefore be working on the street like many other Ecuadorian children.

Not only did the team come to love on them and show them God's love by giving the school a face-lift and conducting VBS classes... they also built a house for the guard of the church. Recently, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's and has fallen down the steep stairs that lead to a small 12x12 classroom where he and his wife and 2 teenage children live. Praise the Lord, now they have a small kitchen area, a bathroom, and 2 bedrooms.

I'd like to share a comment by Denver Moore, co-author of "Same Kind of Different As Me and What Difference Do It Make?." He says, "I was sho 'nough happy to hear that story 'cause it shows that even if you bless some needy person just a little bit, God might use other folks down the line to weave your little gift into a bigger blessin. And if you bless folks, you gon' get the blessin back, no matter what they does with the money. So you give the gift with no strings attached, and let God take care a' business on the other end."

Yesterday, I went to talk with the family about moving into their new home. After a few renovations, they will be able to do just that. But the cool thing was to hear how another teacher at the school donated furniture and another... some curtains, and I have a feelin' it's just the beginning! Not only that, but soon after we finished the house, we received suitcases of items from a church in Pasadena, TX giving things like toothpaste, school supplies, and educational books for the kids. God is definitely doing a mighty work here and what a blessing to see it unfold! Check out the video below to see more!

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