Hola amigos and familia!! Claire here. Today was our last day at camp with our awesome Paraguayan campers. Yes, some tears were shed… but how sweet it is to have a great week building friendships that are worth shedding a tear when it’s time to say “see ya later.”
Last night, my campers all gathered in our cabaña before bedtime and talked. (I mostly listened because my Spanish is a work in progress…) The girls shared some of the lessons they learned this week and what they learned about Jesus. It was so cool to hear. There were a few important things I wanted them to know and I didn’t want my broken Spanish to mess it up, so I whipped out my phone and translated this… I wanted them to know that Jesus loves them and He is always with them. I told them I hope they accept Jesus into their hearts so if I don’t see them again in this life, I will see them in Heaven!! How cool!! I’ve been learning a lot… especially about control. For example, I so badly want to guarantee that these girls will have a good life, be safe and happy. But God continues to remind me that the lives of these girls are safer in His hands than they are in mine. And I trust Him.
Things we learned today:
1. Ice cream is just as delicioso in Paraguay as it is in the US. Maybe more.
2. You can wear the same shirt 4 times throughout the week for opening and closing camp without washing it, but we can’t guarantee you won’t smell.
3. Lil Leche can’t come home with us ?
Please continue to pray for safety in our travels and that God would be glorified in us!
Can’t wait to tell you about tomorrow!