You remember the bibles Eden bought? Well, she got to deliver them too!!!
The day didn't start well. We were planning to go to a church about 20 minutes away to give the bibles out during service. We ended up leaving over an hour late. We were really piled into the vehicle. The kids were in the way, way back of the truck and with all the bumpy roads Eden got sick all over her dress. Then we got lost, so the 20 minute drive was much, much, much longer. It was one of those 'what are we even doing' kinda mornings. But she was stronger than I would've been and pressed on. We were so late, but the people were gracious who had been waiting for us. It was a hard morning. Mike spoke. Eden passed out bibles. And at the end of the day, Eden said, 'Mom, those ladies were really beautiful.' YES!! That's exactly it!! I want her to see that, yes, we are here to serve. But its not us coming in with capes to save the poor and pitiful. Its us being obedient, and having the privilege of walking beside people who are resourceful and kind and BEAUTIFUL. People who know things about God that we don't because of their culture and heritage. Things that we can learn. There are things we can teach, but also things that we can learn. Yes, they are beautiful. And this is a hard and beautiful thing we get to be a part of.
Mike (pediatric surgeon) and Julie (nurse/mother to two) living in Kenya, East Africa