We had the privilege of spending a couple days last week with Tree of Life Church from Harrisburg, PA. It was a busy but wonderful time filled with bowling, new t-shirts for the kids from Esculeita Mandarina, and home visits in the community. The kids had so much fun bowling, and they looked so great in their bright orange shirts.
Also, some of the people from the group helped raise money for the new windows in Escuelita Mandarina. It was fun showing them off to the group!
They also bought prayer shawls with them that had been knitted by women from their church community. Each shawl was brightly colored with a tag describing how the knitter had prayed over the shawl while making it. We spent time walking through the ghetto, passing out the prayer shawls. Each woman was able to choose what color she wanted, and of course had to pose for a picture. We read the tags to them, so each one would know that her shawl was made with a lot of love and prayers.
Thank you to all in the Tree of Life community. Thank you for the love and generosity that you showed to us, the kids, and La Limonada. Thank you for your prayers and your encouragement. We truly appreciate you!