A 10 year old refugee hung out in the building today.
and he packed it all up and put it away begrudgingly when his mother came for him.
We don't know if we will see him again...but he reminded us of the scope and magnitude of the problems in some of the countries that neighbor Belize. We have heard stories of children being raped and killed and stories of mothers escaping countries like El Salvador and Guatemala with their only remaining child.
We pray that they will hear God speak comfort to their hearts with words like these:
I will not abandon you as orphans-- I will come to you.
And we pray for all of the individuals and families here seeking refugee status due to violence in their home country. We pray that all of the shelters here will be a haven of safety. And that all of the refugee children in Belize get a chance to play with as much abandon and freedom as this child did today.