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He Served Them Well

Headed for Mexico with his suitcase and a ton of beanies was my 16 year old son
He joined his youth group for the adventure of a life time
Dozens of orphans and a handful of exhausted workers met them at the orphanage
Just waiting for an infusion of new energy
They came with the gospel of Jesus Christ and they came with rejuvenating smiles
They came with bubble gum and bright colored soccer balls
Jesus would have come in the same fashion
Showing the orphans how loved they are 
And spilling his heart out at the end of a long day of games
He would preach a kid-friendly Sermon on the Mount
And then sit and watch cartoons with them
This is how to show love
This is how you serve your God
Give  ‘em everything you’ve got 
Til you can’t keep your eyes open at the end of the day
I hope my son goes back there again one day and shares his heart with them
The ones that were there when he was there are all grown now
There is a new bunch of orphans with a new set of hearts to be won
He served them well

By Gwendolen Rix
10-11-14

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