Gambrell W. spent a part of her summer in Liberia, helping to train VisionTrust teachers. Below is a journal entry she wrote while in the country.
We are in Vonzuua! While standing watching the kickball game, a little boy came up to me as filthy as can be, and held my hand, then looked up at me with his big brown eyes and asked, “Will you be my friend?” Oh, how my heart melted in a puddle as everything else around me, except this little boy, seemed to disappear for a moment.
His name was Abraham, but everyone calls him A-B. He is one of the 30 something orphans that live with Pastor Joe and Joy. I looked at A-B with a big smile back saying, “Yes, yes, I will be your friend! I’m so glad we are friends!” A-B and his friends followed me everywhere. And little A-B was constantly at my side if I was close by. We played London bridge and made lots of silly faces. So many of them have numerous holes in their clothes – one was wearing an infant’s onesie as a shirt. These children were a reminder of what our hearts look like, but Jesus has clothed us with His righteousness and filled those holes with His all sufficient grace and love!
My feet are so dusty from the red dirt. It is hot because there is very little shade. I think there is a frog under my bed and there are little spiders everywhere. In order to flush you have to pour a bucket of water into the toilet and I’m sweating so much…Yet, these discomforts become weightless.