Spirit Lead Me Where My Trust Is Without Borders
We have been in Liberia for a week now, and let me tell you, it has been an adventure! The kids are an absolute light in all of our lives. We started out our trip with some minor set backs with missing luggage, but that did not keep us from loving on these kids as much as we could. Luckily Jason, our fearless leader, had some footballs in his luggage, so we taught American Football this past week. The kids picked up on it really quickly, and had smiles from ear to ear when they played. Now I am a football girl, so being able to share something I love so much with these Liberian kids was extremely special! It allowed me to gain a greater perspective and appreciation for the game I love.
On Thursday and Friday, Anna and I got to leave the village to go on a search for our luggage.Thursday we went to the airport, which is about a 45 minute drive both ways. The car ride was an enlightening experience in itself. I saw kids on the side of the road without shoes and torn up clothes. You really got an idea of how people outside of the Rafiki Village live. Friday we went into Monrovia, to claim our baggage. The capitol city is run down and trash is everywhere. Even though their living standards are so small, they are so joyful with so little. This really taught me a valuable life lesson to give thanks and praise for what we have. I am excited to see where the next two weeks takes me. I pray the Spirit leads me where my trust is without borders.
Peace and Blessings,
-Sam Gibson, Purdue University Football
To God Be The Glory!