This was the single most intense opening day of any missions trip I’ve been on.

We began the day at Nuevos Amigos–an amazing school for children living in poverty that is run by ChildReach Ministries.  As always, we came to be a blessing and we were the ones who were truly blessed.  It started when we were led into a class of first graders.  After the children sang songs they had prepared for us and gave us gifts they had made for us . . . a little 6 year old girl named Melanie prayed for us–and I mean she prayed for us!  How does a six year old know how to pray for our safety on the mountain, to thank God for using us to bless her school and community, to openly speak her heart before us and before God?

Every class prayed for us!!!

So God, please use us to be a blessing, to somehow give back to these amazing kids who have given so much to us, to have your heart for children at risk who are so loved by you.