Wednesday, July 29, 2009

8th Day - Wednesday, July 29th - Departure

This morning was our final day. Everyone quickly finished packing and cleaning up. We had one last breakfast from our wonderful cook, Filomena. Bags were to be ready by 8:00 am, so that we could say goodbye to the kids before our bus was supposed to arrive at 9:00 am.

It goes without saying, that this was a very sad time. Even though our time at the orphanage was relatively short. Most of had made some very strong attachments to the kids, and it was very difficult to say goodbye. We were all trying to take in the moment and trying to get in one more hug before the bus arrived. It was very sad especially knowing that some of the children have been there for a long time, and desperately want to be adopted. It is our prayer that God will find them a forever family.

I think everyone would agree that our first mission trip to Hogar de Esperanza was a phenomenal success. And my guess is that...

...We'll be back!

¡Que Dios los Bendiga!

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