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Today was fun day with our sponsor children.  We took them, a parent and a translator to a nearby water park.  These kids know how to play, and it is a real treat for them.  This year we had one child who traveled 3 ¼ hours with his father and a teacher from a project near San Juan.  It is wonderful to be able to interact with the children and parents, and the translators are wonderful young people who make it fun and easy experience.  The stories are simply stories of happiness and joy.  For the adults, we got to be a kid again, for just a little while.  The day was finished off with gifts to the children, and praying for them and their families.  Even more than yesterday, we have to let the pictures speak to our experience.

We finished off today with a dinner at Pastor Ernesto and Altagracia’s home.  There were women from the church who started cooking at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, and we had dinner at 9:00.  They finished off the evening with song and prayers.  It was a wonderful time of fellowship with our extended church family who we love dearly.

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”  And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of Heaven.  Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me…”  Matthew 18:1-5.

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