I was telling some of my girlfriends tonight that I’m super-bad about watching videos people want me to watch. Even 4-minute music videos. I will read 1,500-word blog posts (and 120,000-word books), but please don’t ask me watch a 90-second video. I just don’t have the attention span.
I know. I’m a weirdo.
But THIS video? Is NINE whole minutes long. And I’ve watched it THREE times already today.
Because it’s my heart. It’s my people. These are my friends. We spent time together once upon a time in a land called Cambodia. We laughed and hugged and played. I ache to see them again.
And I love, love, love, LOVE what they’re doing. What GOD is doing THROUGH them.
They are just so stinking awesome.
And I want to share them with you.
If you have 9 minutes, I would love for you to meet my friends. And some precious, precious boys I’ve hugged and high-fived and held in my lap. And the toys and games in the video? Were donated by many of YOU.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
My favorite line of all? Is Alli’s at the end. When people tell them they don’t have enough education, enough money, enough staff, that they’re in over their heads, she encourages her co-workers with this: “Guys, we have the Holy Spirit. And through the power of God, these children WILL be set free.”
I’ve witnessed the Spirit at work in this place, in these people. Praise Jesus! All glory to God!
Tomorrow? I’ll share some easy ways you can bless some of these amazing folks.