Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Transformed by His love

Ever since Rosa came back on Thanksgiving she and her siblings have been regular visitors here at Village of Hope- almost on a daily basis.:)

We have gone from her not being willing to step foot on our property to her feeling like she belongs.

 We have gone from few words to big smiles.

We have gone from eating dirt to full bellies.

 We have gone from flinching when I hug her to at least leaning towards me. :)

As our friendship has grown they have learned to trust us enough to take hot showers on our property (their first ever) and hang out while we teach them to write their names.

The transformation in our friendships has been such a blessing.






We were thrilled when we were given the privilege of being welcomed to their home as well.

 
And meeting many of their family members...

 
They showed us around their home...
 
their kitchen...
 
 
And where the baby sleeps (hanging in the white corn meal sack) above the bed below.
 
 
The bathroom...
 


We were able to just hang out for a little while, visit, and get to know the family and what their needs are a little more.



 
Before we left we were able to pray with them...
 

And thank the Lord for allowing us the privilege of showing them who He is and how much He truly cares for each and every one of them. 


I am so proud of precious Rosa...
For her strength, her courage and for her willingness to keep believing that there is hope in this world.


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10 comments:

Debbie Doughty said...

I love seeing all those beautiful smiles. And I love how God is using you to help them grow and at the same time using them to help you grow:)

Alla said...

So amazing! Rosa is simply beautiful little warrior. Thank you for sharing your life in this blog. You remind us that God is still in work and He can move hearts and whole families... like yours. God is so good, glory to Him! This story makes me praise Him!!! Tell us more about Rosa and how can we help her.

Karin said...

I am so touched by Rosa and her family. It's heartbreaking to see the poverty they live in. Thank you for letting us be a small part of her story through the opportunity to give financially. Wish I could hug her--but know you are already going a great job of that. :)

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful story.

thesleepyknitter said...

I'm crying as I'm reading your post! Thank you for sharing with us, and thank you for sharing with Rosa and her family. May God continue to bless this family through yours.

Dena Johnson said...

Oh my goodness Amy! Tears!!

Anonymous said...

Ever since I read your original post about Rosa, her unsmiling face has been stuck in my mind. I have tears today as I look at the pictures of her smiling face, and those of her siblings. Praise God for Rosa and her family!

Sarah

Marie-Eve said...

Very inspiring!
I thankd God for you and your family.
Thank you for your obedience to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Happy Weekend!
Meve

Allison said...

I love this....I am jealous for you (not OF you). What faith it takes to step out and be the hands & feet of our Lord. I would LOVE to come hear your stories and witness the glory of God firsthand.

April said...

this was heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time..I look forward to your posts and how lives are changing in Guatemala and yours too..blessings..