This past summer we were blessed to venture across the world to do a short missions trip to the Solomon Islands in the Pacific. It was the most rewarding, scariest, exciting, challenging, and amazing time of our lives. This opened our eyes to the World. I think sometimes we get so caught up in our little lives, little world, our own nations, and communities that we forget really that there is a HUGE WORLD. This world is in need and hungers for Jesus and love.
The most beautiful thing about the Island is the children. I loved them all. I wished I could have taken them all home. Yes, there is poverty but these children are loved. The parenting skills of the Islands is amazing. They are very protective of the children.
The Market is huge. I have so many shots of it but I had to post this because I was blown away at the size of the Sweet Potatoes. They are massive. Sadly, they let them grow to long and they don't taste very well to me. They love them though.
Kids are everywhere and they don't let hardship stop them from being sweet, happy, and joyful. They are very content with life.
I had the honor of speaking to the Ladies of the church and encouraging them in their roles they have as Women. They have such a understanding of Titus 2. It blows my mind. I learned more from them than I am sure they did from me.
The church and the people showered us with love, hospitality, and respect. We made so many life long friends. It was very hard to say goodbye. I cried and cried. A piece of my heart is still there.
I will forever be grateful to those that sponsored, blessed, and helped make this lifetime experience available to us. Not a day goes by that I do not think of them and the truth that needs to be shared with this Nation.
Our eyes were open and we realized we really are JUST A small PIECE of the PIE!