El lema de este ano es Familia en Fe, Esperanza y Amor. Hemos compartido este lema cantando cantos, compartiendo nuestra fe con obras bíblicas y durante la misa, jugando con los niños – a veces simplemente compartiendo un abrazo o una sonrisa, visitando a enfermos. Hoy visitamos a Xesic IV e inmediatamente nos dimos cuenta que es una pequeña, pero grande en amor. Es una aldea muy especial. Al llegar fuimos recibidos calurosamente con sonrisas y abrazos por parte de los niños y maestros. En el momento que llegamos con ellos, sentimos el amor que nos ofrecían – el mismo amor que Jesucristo nos invita a compartir con los demás. El mismo amor que familiares/parientes comparten cuando tienen much tiempo sin verse.
Today, Sarah felt God’s love, joy, and acceptance. The past few days, she felt like she was missing something. However, today, she found it in the kids’ presence. After the home visit, she was able to spend quality time with several of the kids from Xesic IV. All the kids had such genuine smiles, appreciated her spending time with them as she played soccer with them, taught them sign language and English, and danced and sang with them. They might have felt like they were receiving; however, she was being given so much more than she could ever imagine. Sarah was very humbled because the kids allowed her to share their free time with her. They chose and accepted her without reservations or expectations. There are no words that could do justice to the love and joy the kids shared with Sarah and that Sarah shared with them.