Last you heard from me here on the blog we had just witnessed an unprecedented meeting of the leaders of several of La Limonada’s colonias, who despite (or because of) decades of compounded enmity decided it was at last time to talk. This came the day after we’d met our sponsored child, Cristian, and I considered aloud what it would take to keep this five year old boy, who delights in blowing bubbles, from becoming a gang member. All the while I continued to marvel at the lives of people like Tita, who remind us that true religion is simple.
The bloggers team disbanded a week ago today, but new friendships have formed, old friendships have deepened, and we carry with us the stories we were invited into, the stories we were invited to share.
You’ll be hearing more from me on the things we experienced during those three days in La Limonada, but in the meantime, I want to be sure you get a chance to read what the others on the team had to say and to see the wonderful images our photographer was able to capture. The Lemonade International blog has a compilation of our posts, as well as a sampling of photos for each of the three days.
You may also be interested in reading some great post-trip reflections from Paul, on the “subdued, sturdy encouragement, rest, and confidence” in God he brings back from his time in Guatemala, and from Katie, on the difference child sponsorship with Lemonade International makes in the lives of people like Cristian.