Our visit ended all too quickly and we drove into Croatian Orphanage. The children at this home are a bit older and without disabilities. We were greeted with songs praising God.We interacted with the children in a variety of activities including basketball, bingo, drawing, and others. While I was waiting at the drawing station, Fabrice shyly stopped by, then sat down and began to draw the sequential forms that were provided. Michelle asked him to draw her portrait and he obliged. His face was totally glowing with joy as he focused on his ad hoc project.
After some time back at the guesthouse to reflect on the days' experiences, we appreciated the talents that God has given to all of these children, disabled or not, and further recognized the talents that we have been given as team members to share and help others to grow. As Paul in his letter to the Phillippians 4:5" Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand."