Today is the first of a series of posts about my experience in Malawi, Africa with non-profit organization called Kingdom Workers. Our mission was to learn, encourage, share, better understand the disability ministry program in Malawi, worship with those in the village, and finally sing our praises with 500 children at Bible school, teaching them songs in English. Beyond that goes prayer, personal growth, and shaking up how I think about many things.
Today is a letter to the children that have left the biggest impact on my heart. Each child is paired with a volunteer for their disability ministry. I think of each one of them often and am so honored to have met them.
Dear Isabella, Happiness, Emma,Toca, Neduzanyani, Chifuniro,
I wish I could have told you what an honor it was to meet you.
Maybe the language barrier was a blessing, as I wouldn’t have been able to articulate the right words to express my thankfulness, how brave and amazing you are, and how proud I am of you.
It’s amazing that smiles still translate when words don’t quite do justice.
Each one of you left me awe inspired by your stories and your joy that reaches far beyond anything in this world. I loved our time at worship at the cross. It was beyond words to worship and praise the Lord together.
Though we only had a short time together that time was so welcoming, humbling, faith inspiring, and love filled. I hope to see you again someday, but if I don’t I cannot wait to see you again in heaven and worship with you forever.
2 Corinthians4:16-18 “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”