"Godliness with contentment is GREAT gain!"....1 Timothy 6:6. They have joy in the midst of nothing. They are so excited and joyful to be held, to be smiled at, to go outside the walls of their orphanages, to have a papa and a mama to call their own! This has been humbling and amazing!
Jerry to his new friend Bobby who he met at the mall:
"Come, come, come, and meet my Papa and my Mama, come Bobby, come!"
Oh friends, I cried with tears of joy when Jerry was so excited to introduce us to a his new friend at the mall, and to show Bobby that he really had parents, just like him. Bobby's parents were sitting off to the other side of the cafe.
Jerry has had many firsts in these last three days, and one of the greatest truly was being able to say to his friend..."here are my mama and papa!".....Wow!!!
Bobby: "Let's go play now!"
Then at lunch time, we were all sitting around the table and before we were ready to eat, we all held hands as usual and Glenn said a prayer. Even Yavor is holding hands with us and will tell Jerry to say amen. Today:
Jerry: "Why are we saying these prayers, anyway?"
Yavor: "Because your Daddy and Mommy are talking to God."
Jerry: "Who is this God...I do not know him, I don't think."
Yavor: "Oh Jerry, I'm sure very soon you will know him well!"
And they will know we are Christians by our love, by our love, yes they'll know we are Christians by our love!
And that my friends is truly what it is ALL about! Thank you Lord! Today was a good day, a VERY good day!
It's soon dinner time and we will have our last dinner and then breakfast tomorrow with Jerry. We will check out of our hotel, and head to his orphanage and drop him off. This is going to be very, very hard on everyone! We covet your prayers!