We dare you to have a more life-changing experience than coby and I did in Africa. Seeing some of the things we did, I barely know how to put it into words. We held more children than I can count, all with the biggest eyes and brightest smiles we’ve ever seen in our lives! We hand-fed men with leprosy, walked over a mile to a water source that looked like mud, and It was extremely cool to see God use the 30 of us in a country half way across the world. I can’t wait to go back.
Let me encourage you to tell someone you appreciate them today. The kids we spent time with live most of their lives without someone telling them how much they mean to them. Over and over again, I’d pick up a child, toss them in the air, and look them in the eye as I caught them. Their priceless reaction made me want to smile and cry at the same time. See, it was incredibly possible that each of those kids had never been tossed in the air by a loving father, or father figure. At that moment, just by tossing them in the air–by doing what my father did with me more times than I can remember, I was being a father to them, at least for a little while. That’s what caused the overwhelmingly joyful reaction in them, and the heartbreaking one in me. All this to say, if you have a son or daughter, or little brother or sister, I challenge you to pick them up, look them in the eye and say “_____, I love you, you know that right?” Do it becuase you can, and because they deserve it. Thanks for reading. I’m going to keep updating this page with posts about our crazy experience. If you haven’t already, I pray that you’ll get to experience Africa like I did one day. You guys are the best. Talk to you soon. #RangerClawtoThat
To see more pictures from our African adventure, check out this link to an album on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.192811737450591.47610.133025843429181&type=1