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While in Kenya we came across many street kids as well as glue kids. The glue kids were very easy to spot, even though they thought they were being very tricky. These kids would get plastic bottles, such as water bottles, put glue in them, stuff them up their sleeves, and sniff it all day long. Their life expectancy, as you can imagine, was not very old. They wanted money from you to help fuel their addiction. They had no mother, no father, no family to look after them. My heart broke for them. I wanted to give them everything I had...but that wouldn't be wise. It's a long term process to change someone like that, not a quick fix.
Coming away from that particular experience a seed was planted for wanting to work in an orphanage in a 3rd world country. I didn't know why God put that in me, but 12 years later I'm able to act on that desire. It's not exactly what I was planning, but God's ways are best and His timing is so much better than ours!
Until next time....blessed be the name of the Lord, my heart will choose to say Lord, blessed be Your name!