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Kids With a Mission

Tony Lane

Lesson 5: God uses children to reach children.

We saw our kids and the kids in church with their arms around each other, praying for one another. We exchanged bracelets with our names written on them. They'll serve as a prayer reminder.

We asked our kids what God was doing in their lives as a result of the mission trip. Kelcie, age 9, responded, "God is giving me a chance to start doing what he has called me to do. I now have the desire to pray sincerely to him because I've seen what can happen when you do."

Kelcie's faith has been strengthened because she saw and heard the testimonies of answered prayer. The children at the orphanage pray for the children who've come on this trip, and our kids will continue to pray for their friends in Poza Rica.

Lesson 6: There is no distance in prayer.

Friday: Joy In An Orphanage

The week is going so fast. Enjoyed breakfast with the kids at the orphanage. I believe that our kids are actually enjoying breakfast "Mexican style." There seems to be so much happiness in abundance. The kids here don't have much in comparison to our kids, but they reflect so much joy.

Our kids have learned that even though the children at the orphanage have had severe circumstances in their lives, they can be happy and content. Many of the children at the home have been abused physically, sexually, and verbally. Some have been abandoned. Others were sent to the orphanage from distant cities or villages. As our children hear their stories, they see how God can turn devastating circumstances around and provide a place of shelter and care.

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