It was summer of 2006 and I was on my first Missions Trip with my church youth group. We had spent only a few days there, but already we had become a part of the Ecuadorian families around us. I was getting by fine, lifting my share of dirt filled bags, and managing to make the people of Quito understand my gringo Spanglish. We had worked a few days at the church we were repairing and today was the day for the trip to the orphanage. I was extremely ready to visit these kids that needed someone to just play around with them, teach them, and love them. Read more »
The Red Car
By Lexus Forkas
“What do you think Santa is gunna bring you this Christmas, Johnny?” 6-year-old Sam asked, waiting keenly for Johnny’s answer.
“I think he’s gunna give me that shinny red car I’ve always wanted. My momma said she would try to give it to me for Christmas, before she went away. And I have been saving up for it since I was 5 ½.” When Johnny was almost done his sentence, he started to cry.
“It’s ok Johnny, we all miss our mommy’s and daddy’s.” Sam replied while patting Johnny softly on his back. “But we all know that Santa will give us a nice home, with new mommies and daddies.” Read more »