Our biggest take away from the morning is that God’s love has no language. Just by being with these girls, there was a universal joy and understanding that can only be explained by God. There’s something special that happens when you say “God, I can’t do this on my own – I need you.” That’s what happened today when we had to overcome communication. By simply giving our time and attention to the 25 girls at the camp, they felt the same love that Jesus shows us.
After a fun, hot morning at the clinic, we gave each girl a shirt or jersey to keep as a reminder of our time with them. They wore those things as proud as they could! It was crazy to see something that is so simple to us mean so much to them. Brooklin mentioned that her favorite part was helping the girls realize that there is so much more to life than just softball. This is something that we have made the core of our team. We recognize that our life is not our own and that it’s about so much more than striving to win softball games. Our three foundational values are to “love, serve, & care” – and that’s what we want to carry over to the people we interact with here in the DR.
Prayer: that we stay hydrated in the heat and that we grow out of our comfort zone!