Thursday's Child - Guatemala - The Hood
Topic: Compassion International
Six months ago I spent a week captivated as I followed the trip of a group of bloggers who went to Kenya with Compassion International.
I was joyful with them as they got to meet their sponsored children face to face.
I cried with them as they wept over the living conditions of some of these children.
I was horrified with them as they traveled through one of the world's worst and most dangerous slums to a magnificent Compassion center who served the children that lived in that slum.
I prayed for them as they went home and tried to understand what they had just experienced and what God wanted them to do now.
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Compassion takes two blogger trips a year to countries that they work in around the world. Three weeks ago they took a group to Guatemala. I was attending the fantastic Walk to Emmaus and missed reading their posts. Today, I was going back and trying to catch up. As I was watching some of the videos taken, God gave me the idea for a three part series about one area that these bloggers visited. It's title is "The Hood, the Home and the Hope". All right! I know the hood is kind of pushing it, but it does talk about one neighborHood and I needed an "H" word for continuity.
Anyway, although you may find the alliteration funny, the actual video of the neighborhood is anything but funny. Watch and see what kind of a neighborhood that some children in Guatemala have to live in. This video has no narration ~ only sounds ~ but I don't think words are needed.
Tomorrow we'll look into one of these homes to see the conditions that these children live in.
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