This is where i met some of the most hurting children in the world. Most of the children living at Village of Hope, were kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, some even forced to kill their own parents. This is hard to talk about, so I’m finding it hard to know what to say. My heart breaks now and I’m overcome with sadness for what they gone through. I pray that we can be the hands and feet of Jesus to offer healing and hope to them in a real way.
My experience at Village of Hope was different to say the least. I lived in a mud hut for 4 days, had no electricity, no running water, lets just say it was nothing like America, but it was AMAZING. I woke up every morning to the sound of girls and boys laughing and playing outside. As soon as I would come out of the hut, they were there waiting to greet me with a hug. Makes me smile. We spent our days reading the bible, playing soccer, swinging on wooden swings, dancing, singing, and eating lots of rice and beans. haha. but it was really good, I miss the rice and beans actually.
The first couple days we just got to know the kids, the last 2 days we spent time talking with them about their pain, their heartaches, and also their hopes for the future. Some of their dreams were pretty cool, basically things we take for granted. Some said their dream was to drive a car, some said to have a house, some to get married, a lot of them wanted to be pilots.
Overall my time there was life changing. I can’t wait to go back and kiss their faces. I pray that together, we can do whatever it takes to see their dreams come true.
The main thing we can do is pray.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and I will heal their land. Lets Pray!!!!