"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
Right here, in this scripture it says to cast it out. Cast out all fear, for that is not what love is. Love does not worry, nor boast, nor sin. So when you do something, like participate in Healing Haiti and you are fearful, you are more likely to miss out the gift God has for you, because you cant overlook the fear that is standing in front of you. Once you fill yourself with the Love of God, you can See and Feel and Breathe, everything as if it was your first. And that is exactly how I viewed everything today. We arrived at the building, and the children were so happy to see us. When I went to help the younger kids, they were so excited to touch my hand. They wanted to smell me, hug me and just a glance or smile that you gave them, it looked like it made their day. We gave them Play-Doh and they were so happy. They wanted every piece they could, we told them too share and most of them did. Then we gave them a task, make something to do and show us. Some girls made baskets and some boys made snakes and fish and boats. It was very special to see. Some did start getting a little rough over who could have a certain color of Play-Doh but they calmed down. Some girls sung for us and we taught them some English. We tried to get them to sing "This little light of Mine" but they were so happy to see us. They started to jump all over us, Playing with everyone on the team. We shared some laughs as we noticed some people were making funny faces, not going to mention any names but
John was the one. Oops, did I say his name? Well, it's too late now, right? They loved my hair, and the girls and very few boys started to braid my hair and tangle it all up. My hair has been through worse but it was nice to see them happy. A lot of the kids were trying to leave with us, pulling us back. We had to leave, but they understood. As we were leaving, a little girl was so happy she ran up to me and hugged me, meanwhile the other girls and boys were either pulling them off of me or helping them try to pull me in. It was very eye-opening to see how the kids are being taught or even how they do things. They smile with the very little they are given and treasure that moment, and you can see that.
The Following Photos include what we did today :