Much like the the day before, our morning started with helping at the Bridge of Hope. But instead of sorting out the items that people donated, we helped the clients of the organization get what they needed. Folding and packaging up clothing, loading furniture into trucks, and helping pick out food for each family were just a few of the things that we did. For me, talking with those families was definitely one of the cooler parts of our morning; Because even though some families spoke different languages, those cultural barriers didn't stop us from reaching people and showing them God's love.
Now as our day continued on, the time for Kid's Club approached. With the second day of hanging out with these kids, there came many more names memorized and many more new hand shakes.
Once again; Teaching literacy, playing games, and reading the word of God were on the agenda. And as they became more comfortable with us, those lessons were able to stick more with them as they listened. Relationships blossomed with the moments we spent with them, and the interest to learn more- grew. Even those who came from Muslim homes began listening.
How could this have happened though?
Prior to Kid's Club, prayers over it were constantly being said. Things like having them listen, helping them participate, and letting them be open to the idea of Jesus were all prayers that were lifted up to God. And in all aspects, God showed up in our clubs. They all listened with intent, participated with joy, and were all engaged in what we had to say (even if they didn't quite have the same beliefs as us).
Our prayers were big, bold, and in Jesus name. And with faith and anticipation for results, God blessed our time with those great kids.
The third day came to an amazing finish at La Jolla beach, where we reflected on the time that has passed. Going around, we all agreed that God was and is still working in incredible ways- Big and small. Through the conversations we have had and the love we have continually given out, we have been able to positively impact the San Diego area. And even though the week has worn on, our passion for Christ has done nothing but grow.