Friday, April 26, 2013

Counting the Days

Just one more day until our Mattie comes home! Yay! We’ve all missed her greatly, but have praised our Father for allowing her to serve with His joy this week in Guatemala.  I know this will be a life-changing trip for Mattie, and I can’t wait to hear all about it.



I was so happy to receive an email from Mattie the other night.  Here are the words that rung loudly as I read Mattie’s email:

“What's hit me the hardest so far was seeing Rosa's house and her family. I walked away in tears and shaken. I can see pictures all day, but there's nothing like the real thing.”  -Mattie, age 15, serving on a short term mission trip at Village of Hope in Guatemala

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Mattie is a very special young lady.  God has given her a heart and passion for serving others, particularly orphans overseas.  Addisyn (my friend Amy’s daughter) serves as the translator for Village of Hope.  This week, she has served as Mattie’s great friend and temporary “mom”. :-)  This mission trip was a mother-daughter mission trip, but Mattie attended without me (obviously).  This was God’s plan for Mattie, and I’m so grateful she was able to attend.  I’m also grateful for the friendship God gifted Mattie with when He put Addie into her life.  Mattie and Addie say they’re soul sisters.  God is so good!


Counting the minutes until you’re home, Mattie!  We love and miss you dearly!

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