Kingdom of Heaven

A week ago Friday ( yes, I am still catching up) we had a convergence of three different groups from the U.S. Visit our home.

Xavier University's OT department came by on the last day of their trip.

A group from Westwood Reformed Church in Omaha Nebraska came by as part of their trip to see how they might become involved with what God is doing in Guatemala.

A group from Compass Christian Center in Seattle Washington came to paint faces, and love on our children. They also brought a team of dentists. They also brought a full dental unit, to leave with us. They also brought the really cute kids you see above from another orphanage in Guatemala city, called La Casa de Amor. The House of Love.

The afternoon especially was like a 3 or 30 ring circus, with activities all through our house and property. Even though the Pizza for lunch was 2 hours late, you can honestly sing that never was heard a discouraging word.

The Westwood folks were on an exploration trip, but everywhere Barry went, he handed out candy and love

But Amy gave him a run for his money

Amazing how one on one times occurred again and again

Lots of creative activities and playing of games.

Lots of professional interaction

Even a barber station

Dr Steven Lee fixed about 50 teeth in all, but seemed to also be everywhere, playing with kids, and buying Pizza, and making things fun. Maybe it just seemed like he was everywhere, because the college kids and fellow professionals he brought shared the joy of life Dr Steve exudes.

The people of each group have become our friends, and each group came to us pretty miraculously. Hard to explain, but really fun to be a part of.

One of the participants commented later what a privilege she felt at being a part of it. She said she felt like she was walking around in the Kingdom of Heaven.