Everyone Needs A Little

... rest. joy. and a song to sing in the darkest night. hope. love is the greatest of these.

{thanks, Kari Jobe, for a little inspiration.} This is the song I think of when I think of the people all around the world who just need a little love. a little hope. a little peace. a little joy. That's what I feel like I can give even when I only have one day. If I'm the only Jesus they ever see, I pray that I can love them even a fraction of how Jesus loves them. I gave as many hugs and smiles as I could in one day. It's amazing what you can communicate without using a single word. Which reminds me of the power of pictures. Words really aren't needed when you see these precious faces. Here's my last two days in pictures ...
Such a precious girl who touched my heart through every hug and smile. 

Playing Red Rover with the kids.
Lunch with all the kiddos.
My lunch ... which was oh so delicious. 
Craft time. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation."
More crafts.
My amazing translator, Tanya.
End of the day. Proudly displaying their artwork.
Sweet smiles and faces even if they continue to speak to you in Russian. 
A picture is worth a thousand words. 
The whole group. Slava bohu (Praise the Lord)!!
I cannot even begin to put into words how blessed I was at the end of the day. I felt the love of Jesus just being around these children. I pray they felt the same. God is so good, and I am beyond thankful that He doesn't need my words to accomplish His work. Thank you to everyone who has prayed for me, and I ask that you continue to pray as I finish out my last two weeks here {two weeks that will be VERY busy to say the least}. 

Learning to be the Light,