Yemitza helped me work at Puyupungo church a few weeks ago. We planted 75 yucca, planted 40 pineapples, harvested yucca, and even dug a ditch, all with a trowel! Yemitza had the best time that day, laughing and enjoying herself as we worked, but mostly, she LOVED that trowel!!! She called it a ‘tiny shovel’. She said Jesus gave us the strength to work hard that day and He also blessed us with that ‘tiny shovel’ to make our work easier!
So I vowed to find her a trowel to have as her own, not here in Puyo, though, but I did find one on our recent trip to Ambato, 3 hours away. Then, yesterday after church, I gave it to her as a gift, for all her hard work that day, and just because. Yemitza was excited beyond words! You’d think that trowel was made of gold! In a world where many children have no toys, and modern technology doesn’t exist in their lives, something so small and simple as a ‘tiny shovel’ can change their lives and make a little girl’s day even brighter!!!
Me with Yemitza and her ‘tiny shovel’. She was sooo excited!!!