Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nativity Day 6: Beach Day

Today, our team had the opportunity to take all of the Grace Village orphans and their house parents to the public beach ... that was 80 extra people!! A school bus was rented to transport the families, and the children were super excited. They only get to go to the beach once or twice a year, so this was a big deal for them. Our whole group managed to find a place to gather under the beautiful palm trees, which provided much needed shade. The beach was surrounded by establishments playing upbeat music and vendors selling their products. The ocean water was crystal clear and warm, yet refreshing. You could see the backdrop of the beautiful mountain view. We made peanut butter sandwiches the night before for lunch for everyone. Overall, it was nice to have a day of relaxation after a week full of service and other activities.  The joy the families experienced was priceless!  A special thanks to Nativity Lutheran Church ... because of your generous giving, we are loving courageously.

~ Zoie & Emily H
God's awesome creation
Nativity team with some of the children
Beautiful Palm Trees