On day two of our mission trip we started early on our four hour bus ride to the city of Xela, where we will be serving at The Little House of Refuge . It was great to get to know some of our team members better and find out what brought them on this trip to minister to orphans. Migdalia and her sister Veronica recently lost their mom, and in leu of flowers received gifts to take this trip in their mom’s honor. Mitch and his wife are a young couple thinking about adoption, and wanted to take a trip where they could love on kids. And then there are the ones who have been on this trip before, who are so in love with these children and helping them. When we arrived at the orphanage all I could do was watch these reunions – with lots of hugs, smiles and tears. We unpacked supplies, played with the children and planned for the projects we’d be doing the rest of the week. Remember as a kid when we’d just run and play until it was time to come in? Playing with the kids made me think back to that time. I remember it wasn’t as exhausting way back then, but it was definitely just as fun. Tomorrow we’ll be starting work projects, which includes vacation bible school for the kids.