Some of you know that last summer while we were in the States, Micah felt a nudge from the Lord to collect Spanish Bibles and give them out here in Quito. The very first day of school, he wrote a letter to his teacher explaining his vision and his desire to include his classmates in this adventure. After planning with our wonderful Elementary chaplain, his amazing fourth grade teacher, and our tremendous organizer of CSOs (Christian Service Outreach), the Lord developed the plan.
Micah and his elementary friends collected around 200 Bibles and decided to share them with the various CSOs sponsored by Alliance Academy. CSOs are what happen every Wednesday afternoon, with high school students reaching out to people in need all over Quito. Some of the Bibles went to hospitalized children, some to street children, and some to kids whose parents work at the local dump.
Micah was invited to go to the dumpsite yesterday and give out the Bibles for that site. He was so excited to see this vision come to fruition! The night before we went, I was touched to hear him say, “Mom, I hope some of these kids come to know Christ.”
I do not share this story to point to Micah and what a great kid he is (although we personally think he is a great kid!). In fact, I hesitated to share what might seem like “bragging on” him. I tell this story because, as a mom and just as a person, I so often miss the nudges that God puts on my heart. I’m too busy or I get distracted with my own agenda. And yet I was challenged by our 10-year-old to ACT when God puts someone or something on my heart.
Will you pray for these precious kids and families who received Bibles, that the Word of God would penetrate their hearts and allow them to know Him personally?
Allow me to post a few pictures!
Micah, waiting for the weekly kids’ club to start. I personally love the fact that he is wearing his “Just Do It” shirt!
Playing with the kids on the playground.
Handing out the Bibles!