Blog post by FH blogger Raechel Myers
“Let the whole earth be filled with His glory; Amen and Amen”
I met Olga today.
Photo by Jessica Taylor
I don’t even know what to say after that.
My mind and my heart are excited and exhausted, and to sum up our day into a single idea feels trite and impossible. It hardly felt like real life.
The storyteller in me wants to talk about how I felt like the biggest wimp walking Olga home from school.
(They warned me it was a 30-minute walk, but it wasn’t. It was a 30- minute vigorous hike up the biggest, most beautiful mountain I’ve ever climbed. We were winded, y’all!)
The mother in me wants to tell about how we transcended our double language barrier with a blank pad of paper and a box of crayons.
But my position as a daughter of the King – with a Kingdom vision – that is the part of me that has my brain and my heart swirling.
Climbing the mountain with Olga gave me a new perspective of Seoguis and child sponsorship.
When we decided to sponsor a child in Guatemala, it was mostly about answering a call to send money to meet very real, practical needs (schooling, food, clean water, etc.). But meeting Olga and her family on the top of the mountain today, looking into her eyes and overlooking the entire village of Seoguis, I finally understood that we now have a stake in her, and an entire community.
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Raechel Myers is an FH blogger that began blogging at Finding My Feet just a few months after her daughter Evie Grace was stillborn at 32 weeks. Five years later, she still writes about family and faith, but with a degree in Housing and Environmental Design, she also loves to infuse her corner of the internet with fun DIY projects, sewing tutorials, and the occasional half marathon. Raechel is also a co-founder and writer at SheReadsTruth.com. She and her husband Ryan live outside of Nashville with their two children.