Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Still alive...

I apologize I have not been on the internet in forever. We have been sort of recovering from camp. We finished camp about two weeks ago and then had another group come in for two weeks just to do mission work around the area. All of the interns that I lived and worked with have all gone home now. So I am here getting ready for a medical team that we have coming in a little over a week. Then I will have a little over a week and return to the states on the 28th.

One quick story from our last week of camp. We had this kid that came and clearly had something wrong with this waste area and was quite smaller than the kids his age. This did not stop him. He was the most precious kid I have ever seen and just lived life not worried about his disability. His leader found out about mid week that the name he was given meant 'waste'. His leader knew that he had to give him a new name and tell him that Jesus did not think of him this way. So he sat with translators to figure out a new name for him, and they came up with a name that meant 'joy'. This kid also accepted Christ that day, it was the most beautiful picture of Christs love I have ever seen. Here is a pic of him and his leader:


I have learned so much about myself while being here. The Lord has really put a place in my heart for college age girls so I am just processing what that looks like right now. I am exploring job options and such for after August. So please continue to pray with me as I look into what is next. One day at a time...

cheers to liquifruit...

6 comments:

Ryan Chen said...

amberr...there's something on your nosee :P i hope you are doing well!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the post... i was kind of getting worried! your newest accessory looks so cute!

miss ya - memi

Anonymous said...

glad to know you are still alive! thanks for the update! praying for you and looking forward to the 28th!
love you,
liza

Ann Catherine said...

xoxoxo!

Hannah said...

Miss you so much Berge. Your nose piercing is awesome.

Katie said...

Hey, Amber! We can't wait to see you! Boston is going to LOVE trying to get that thing off your nose :D!