Denver and I have been very blessed to spend the last couple of days with the children at Abba House. Our hearts have grown in the love that we have for these special children. We did not have some big master plan about what we would do with our time with them but have just taken each minute as it comes and tried to get a little time with each of the children to love on them. We love them each so very much and I know it will be very difficult on each of us when we leave but they will always have a special place in our hearts.
Last year when we came here, we had only a short time to give them their gifts of shoes, sheets, and bibles and did not have the time to get to know each little heart. The children did not forget, and have even written letters to some of the children that had written to them last year. Many of them have expressed how much they appreciated these gifts and yet how they did not understand why we were not able to stay and spend the time with them. They need these supplies like shoes and sheets and they appreciate them so very much, but there is nothing more that they want than to be loved.
We have received many letters from the children and one of them that I read today asked if she could be our daughter. Yes, she is our daughter.
We have eight children plus however many more the Lord gives us.
To us they are all our children and yet we also know that God is calling us to many places and we can not actually take them with us but we will love them and pray for them and we hope that God will allow us to come visit them often.
Many missionaries come to bless and yet there is no greater blessing than the love we receive from these children