We finally got the internet at home - I am so stoked! It's been a crazy couple of weeks. Kiki and I aren't working at the moment, so we've been diving into kids ministry like crazy! It's like, God's given us this renewed energy and drive to spend time with these kids. And we've been richly rewarded. We've spent the past 2 days just loving the kids and trying to be consistent - like coming outside to play when we said we would, and remembering their birthdays. This stuff means more to them than we realize. Like, yesterday a girl came to our door who we don't get to see a lot and I say "Oh, hey Sarah! Where have you been?" and she just said "You remembered my name .." It was a great moment for me.
So, lately, it's been all about getting excited to go home - but now I find myself getting excited to come back here in the fall! To see who's gotten taller, who's back from summer vacation, etc. Just to see these kids after not being able to see them for 3 months will be such a blessing. I am so thankful that God is showing me how much I love them and want them to know Him - because, if He didn't, what would be the point of doing what we're doing? I just pray that we make Him proud.