Monday, July 28, 2008

Let the Little Children Come to Me

Everywhere we go we see the precious children of the Philippines. Often they are out and about without an adult as parents are busy working to put food on the table. One is eleven-year-old Mary Jane. Her parents sell vegetables at the market and is who we buy most of our food from. Last week our girls played with her at the park. When it started to rain, Mary Jane and another girl, Alexee, followed our girls home. We enjoyed a snack and a game of Uno together.

Annalise, Mary Jane, and Alexee at the park.

So often, children are overlooked, ignored, or sent away so they do not disturb the adults. Over and over Jesus words, "Let the little children come to Me," have been in our minds. Our heart is to reach out to the children and introduce them to the One who loves them so. Yesterday afternoon, Lisa introduced an organized children's program. She read stories, played games, and sang songs with the children as she shared the story of creation.

Then she unveiled a great surprise - play dough! We had a great time watching the kids replicate God's handiwork. Only the blonde American girls had ever played with play dough before.

Roses were a popular creation.Even the teenagers who were helping out enjoyed getting their fingers a little messy as they experienced play dough for their first time as well.


  1. I'm welling up here . . . thank you for taking every (creative) opportunity to reach out to the people, especially the kids, in Bontoc.
    God bless you guys! No doubt He is so very pleased . . . I'm really proud of you!

  2. Wow! That looks like so much fun! The kids are beautiful and very talented. That spider is awesome! Thanks for sharing this experience with us!