Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Remember when I said we were treated like a rock star...

Our welcome at the Compassion center this morning blew us all away (Compassion staff included). As we got off the bus, a band (think marching band) started to play. Children put crowns on our heads, and led us through a walkway of kids blowing kazoos and waving flags. Children holding the American flag and the El Salvador flag led the way. It was a literal parade. And then, as we entered the center we were showered with confettii by the Center's staff. Let's just say, we felt very welcome.

We found out that we were the first outside group to ever tour this center. The staff and the kids were so excited. It was an honor to share the experience with them!

And what do you imagine is a child in El Salvador's favorite food? Would you believe corn flakes. It was the most popular answer to the question, "What is your favorite food?"

Tomorrow I meet Yesenia, my sponsor child. They are driving her and her parents (or at least parent) over 3 hours to meet me. She will be traveling with us to the center we visit tomorrow. We will be spending the morning together.

Please pray that God would bless our time together and use it for His Glory. I am not the best conversationalist and the thought of making conversation (especially with a language barrier) for that long makes me a bit uneasy. But, its not about me right? My prayer (please make it yours too) is that Yesenia will feel the love of our Father. And if he chooses to use me, then Praise God!

4 comments:

Jessica Leman said...

Oh it is so great to read all of your posts! I can imagine how blessed you are feeling...a parade! WOW! Praying!

Erin said...

Praying for you - I would feel much the same...

Jami said...

Megan - you'll be great with her. I'll pray that God will give you a deep connection with each other!

Love you!

Minders said...

I'm glad your trip is going so well! That parade was a funny mental image! How sweet of them! It's been fun to read your updates! Can't wait to see pictures!