Today is January 19, Thursday evening. It was a special day at Tender Mercies today. A lot of what was collected over the past 10 months was on display and ready to be scooped up by our beautiful, grateful children. We started by emptying 29 larder totes full of things, separated clothes by boy/girl, size, shoe sizes, hygiene area and kicked off by selecting a favorite backpack. This was the first time in the history of coming to TM that each child hand-selected their favorites in each category.
You heard right, each one walked through with a US Team member and made their selections. There few "trade in" items, but on a whole, it went smoothly and each child had a sense of pride in their selections. From age 3 to 73, everyone had a smile! Picture a hand full of children wearing their packs and treasure into the village with pride and a sense of comfort knowing that they are loved by those that provide for them. This person is YOU the sponsors and donors.
This year's visit is providing a litany of "Best Practices" and we are all eager to put them into action! There is a common thread amoung our team members, some are listed below: We love our children! We are committed to bettering their lives! We are determined to see each one graduate! We are committed to maintaining and improving this beautiful family environment!
And, last but not least We have not forgotten what all of the children give to us, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND YOUTHFUL ENERGY! May we continue to bless and be blessed beyond measure by showing the love of God to each other!