This is our friend, Audrey - on a mission trip to Guyana, South America. Our team was able to help with a lot of repairs and updates to the children's home there. They ministered in church services, trained caregivers on HIV/Aids issues, took the kids on incredible outings and even had a "Children of the King" party for them. But I think it was moments like this one that made the greatest impact.....on the kids.....and on the team members.
When I look at pictures of orphans now I think about myself......before I had a relationship with God. The Bible tells us that apart from God we are orphans. But He sent His son, Jesus to make a way for us to be adopted into His family. That has to be one of the coolest parts of a short term mission trip. When we minister to orphans we are reminded of God's love for us!