Just a brief post here and we hope to do more soon. In the attached movie, we visit a little settlement of 3 homes on a hill. They are all pitifully poor but have one of the best kept gardens we've seen at any village. The kids just love it when we come and all run around hoping to sing or do some activity together. When we're in the village, everyone looks dirty and ragged, but when they can afford to get to church, somehow they all look cleaned up and neatly dressed in their best. These are dear children with no parent to really help them spiritually - we feel for their plight and think of the Savior's lament that there is so much to do and so few laborers. If these kids had parents who took the lead, they would blossom and flourish in the Church. When we do visit and sit down with them, the first thing they do is run to one of the homes and get hymn books so we can sing together and pray together -- they just love that and sing with volume and enthusiasm, knowing many hymns by heart. How could Heavenly Father not provide a great mansion for these innocent beauties?
Our love to you all,
Mom and Dad