Anyways, I was really humbled by my whole experience tonight, and it got me to thinking about wonderful, amazing Jamaica! If you didn't already know Trevor and I, along with our First Baptist Denton friends, went on a mission trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. It was beautiful! The people are amazing, and I loved working in all of the different places! Vacation Bible School in one of the local schools was my favorite. Going to the children's hospital was also a favorite as well as one of the most heartbreaking experiences of my life. Anyways...we worked with a lot of Jamaicans while we were there and we always had multiple Jamaican bodyguards with us. It sickens me now to think of my constant complaints about our water supply. We barely (BARELY) had any water at all to take showers. Most days, I sat underneath the tub faucet and waited for something to come out. To top it off, my room was infested with ants that would crawl up your legs when you stood still.
On one of the last days we were there, one of our bodyguards humbled himself and took us to his home.
So, today I was humbled by a broken pipe in my 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage, heated and air conditioned home. It brings me to tears to think of the amazing men in Jamaica who have so much less than me or the majority of us here in the U.S. and yet don't utter a complaint. Tonight, I am thinking and praying for my dear Jamaican friends! I will not utter a complaint tomorrow when I wash my hair and my face in my kitchen sink for God has blessed me abundantly!
This is a family that we visited with and prayed over.
This is an unfinished orphange where we all worked the first day and then many went back each day to lend a hand.
These are two very sweet girls that I met at Vacation Bible School! They were so beautiful; they just craved love and attention. They really enjoyed singing with me and the others!