Apparently there is nothing more exciting than getting your picture taken.
The kids we met yesterday were so excited to pose and see their little faces on my screen.
But none were more excited than these 2 little guys. They giggled and squealed with laughter. The youngest one stood up and danced and clapped. They were dressed only in loose underwear (honestly, they looked like bloomers from Lydia’s old baby dresses) but their excitement was gorgeous.
This gorgeous girl lived in a little shack but her big personality was radiant. She hit everyone up with a camera. She posed and smiled and beamed.
These young men were lovin’ the camera, too. They wanted multiple pictures and when I asked them to show me their muscles, well…
Don’t you love it?! We were in a community that was mostly Haitain refugees. They came to the Dominican after the earthquake. As I was taking these pictures we were also listening to a couple tell us their earthquake story. Their son was injured when his school collapsed and he could not find his family for over a day. They are here in the Dominican and someone generously offered to let them (a family of four) live with them.
So how cool is that by partnering with World Vision in the Dominican you are even helping earthquake survivors from Haiti? God uses our money to do more than we can even think or imagine!
Today we will be visiting the river slums and I will get to meet my own sponsored child, Mari Luz! Please keep us in your prayers and spend a few minutes glancing at the faces of the children in the Dominican Republic. Maybe I’ll meet YOUR sponsored child today.