this past thursday evening my parents arrived in el paso from atlanta...thanks to a trusty delta airplane. then on friday my in-laws and some great people from their church pulled into the parking lot of our ministry. they had driven the LONG road from loganville, GA to el paso, TX. 24 hours one way. it seems like forever. trust me.
after lots of hugs and kisses from grandparents to granddaughters...we all headed across the border to juarez, mexico. we only had two days to build a home for martin, leticia, jesus, and viviana. if you've never been to juarez...here is what a lot of the homes look like. here is why we go there to build homes...and give love and hope.
our little girls gave out candy and toys to the kids that lived around the job site. eden made bird houses out of scraps of wood and had fun painting and playing in the dirt. charlotte also enjoyed getting dirty and sandy and playing with nails and wood pieces. yes, I let her play with nails.
it is one of my greatest joys to see our children watching their parents and grandparents serving others in the name of Jesus. I love watching them play with children that don't look like them and don't even speak the same language. it's absolutely beautiful.