This afternoon abut 2PM, while cleaning our Yantana church, some of the children came over to say ‘hello’ to us. Luis began to tell me that his mom and older brother were out of town. They have gone to another city for a few weeks to get some work. Luis and his 2 younger siblings, who are fatherless, are the only ones in their house right now.
So, Luis, 12, is taking care of the younger ones. I asked if he could cook, and of course, he replied “Yes”. Then I asked if they had food in the house. Luis dropped his head and said, “We ate the last of our yuca for breakfast, so now, there is nothing to eat”. Before I could respond, he asked, “Please, Sister Susan, could you buy us 4 eggs so we may have something to eat?” There is nothing that breaks my heart more than to hear the children say that they have no food and they are hungry. So, without hesitation and already wanting to buy them food, I told them to get into the truck and we’d go to the store. We bought rice, animal crackers, tuna and a DOZEN eggs!!!
As we neared their house, Luis said to me, almost in tears, “NEVER have I known anyone SO good, Sister Susan. NEVER!” And he said, “Thank you, Sister Susan, Thank you, Thank you so much!!!”
I nearly ‘lost it’ when I heard those beautiful words from that little boy. Luis and others just like him are the very reason I am here in Ecuador. Because I do know someone THAT good…and Luis is going to know Him before long, too!!!