During my time there we also went to visit several of the communities where Nicole has been serving. I am so proud of my sister. Coming in as a stranger it was incredible to see how close she has gotten to these families, how much she loves them and how much they love her. It was a powerful reminder that God’s love through us can truly change our community. I came back with a desire to live intentionally in my own community in my own circle of influence. To love as God has loved me.
This is in another community she took me to. A little boy with his goat.
Can you imagine this being your front yard? These people don’t have many possessions, but they are richly blessed with the beauty of God’s creation. I think I would be content living in a place like that.
On Sunday, the last day I was there, Nicole took me to her church. She teaches Sunday School every week. I was amazed at how attentive they were. They all seem to really love Nicole and I was again reminded of how much love can a difference in someone’s life. They were responding to the attention and care Nicole has given them for the last year and it made them want to listen to what she had to say.
Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.
I learned a lot during my time there. It was wonderful to be able to reconnect with Nicole and experience a little of what her life is like. It was a great trip and tomorrow get ready to see some tasty eats.