Christ Community Church, a church from Georgia, USA, has come to use for a short term missions trip. This team is from the Galloway’s home church, so it was a unique missions trip in that the team was able to work very personally with us.
One of the places we went to is an orphanage. It is a privately funded orphange that deals with special needs children. It was heart-melting to see the children that were there. Some of them you could talk to and learn their names. Others you could just hold their hands or give them hugs. All of them loved to be hugged and to hold your our hands.
One boy in particular, while we were working outside in the garden, grabbed my hand. I tried to talk to him but he did not respond. He did not say anything but would periodically flick a rubber glove or pick up anotehr object and flick it. I think he may like the sound flicking an object makes. When he was done he would go back to holding my hand.
We went there for two days singing, doing crafts, and connecting with the kids. The staff at the orphanage is top notch and we got to know them a little bit as well. everyone who works there has their heart invested in that place. Every once in awhile I pray for the kids at this orphanage, that they grow up to know Jesus and his love and that others in this world love them.