So I will be staying here at the boys home in Kusi until July third. One of the works teams that I have been with left this morning and a new team arrives on Tuesday. The majority of the work that we are doing is making adobe bricks to build new buildings at the Kusi campus. The boys home at Kusi is not only a home but also a campsite for Scripture Union's camps and church retreats. The majority of what I am doing is supervising the work taking place and translating Spanish to English and vice versa.
One of the guys that lives at this home is 27 and has graduated from Kusi but still lives here as the cook. He shared his testimony with me and again I am amazed by the hand of God in his life. He has challenged me in my faith and continues to share with me about his life. I am thankful for the opportunity to get to know him because he has become almost like a mentor, continually telling me to trust in God and follow wherever the Lord leads. His background and life before Kusi were dysfunctional and full of depression compared to how easy it seems I have had it. Yet he has challenged my faith in God. Meaning, he knows the Lord will provide and he places complete trust in the Lord whereas when I worry about the small things in life, I sometimes wonder where the Lord is. If anything, this trip has impacted my life maybe more than any impact I will have on the young guys here.
In other news, even if I had not encountered Christ in the lives of the people here, the beauty of creation proclaims his handiwork. The mountains out here in the middle of nowhere are completely astounding. This truly is a beautiful country. Well, until next time!
P.S. - the wifi is not fast enough to upload pictures so it will be a little while before more pictures arrive haha